Owner drivers and hirers


The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 sets out requirements to assist contractors to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.

Rates and costs schedules for owner drivers

Rates and costs schedules give owner drivers information on the typical running costs of a business and rates typically paid to employee drivers for similar work.

Information booklet for owner drivers

The Victorian Owner Driver Information Booklet is a practical resource to assist owner drivers to successfully operate a business.

Negotiating agents – owner drivers and hirers

The legislation allows owner drivers and hirers to appoint a negotiating agent to negotiate contract conditions and rates on their behalf. The Transport Industry Council has developed model instruments for use.

Written contracts – owner drivers and hirers

The legislation provides that certain engagements must be in writing and must specify the minimum hours of work or income level that the contractor will receive. The Transport Industry Council has prepared a model contract for use by the industry.

Page last updated: 20 July 2016