Chain of Responsibility

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation was introduced into WA law on 27 April 2015, to recognise the responsibilities that others have in the transportation of goods by road, beyond that of just the driver and operator, including  company directors - employers - unincorporated associations and partners in a managed partnership.

The general objectives are to:

  • Improve road safety
  • Reduce infrastructure damage
  • Improve deterrence and enforcement;
  • Promote a level playing field for industry; and
  • Improve business efficiency and compliance.

Put simply,  the introduction of CoR it now means anyone who has control in the transport chain can be held legally accountable if by action, inaction or demand, they cause or contribute to road safety breaches.

 The Chain of Responsibility legislation is contained in the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 and the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 and is accessible on the State Law Publisher's website.

Aoverview of the introduction of CoR into WA and FAQs are available for download.


Fact sheets

This series of Fact Sheets provides relevant information on the roles and responsibilities of specific parties within the road transport chain:

Fremantle Ports have also created a Guide to Container Weight Declarations to assist operators.


Modified: 23 Apr 2018