Legislation & laws for using GPS trackers in Australia

The employer & vehicle owner has the whole responsibility to monitor relevant state legislation based on the employment, driver’s residency or vehicle’s operating location. Each State differs in privacy legislation across Australia, we encourage employers and vehicle owners to read over current state legislation or seek legal advice if needed.

At Track My Ride, we always strongly recommend responsible disclosure to your staff if you’re operating a GPS tracking device in conjunction with your business operations. This can easily be accomplished by letting your staff know that your vehicle has been fitted with a GPS tracking device and adding a notice inside the vehicle to indicate GPS tracking is present in the vehicle.

Track My Ride does not offer legal advice and this page should not be taken as legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for legal advice regarding your situation where appropriate.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
The employer has the responsibility to research New South Wales state legislation.

Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 [NSW]

 

VICTORIA
The employer has the responsibility to research Victoria state legislation.

Surveillance Devices ACT 1999 [VIC]

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The employer has the responsibility to research South Australian state legislation.

Surveillance Devices ACT 2016 [South Australia]

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The employer has the responsibility to research Australian Capital Territory legislation

WORKPLACE PRIVACY ACT 2011 [ACT]

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY
The employer has the responsibility to research Northern Territory legislation

SURVEILLANCE DEVICES ACT 2007 (NO 19 OF 2007)

 

QUEENSLAND
The employer has the responsibility to research Queensland state legislation.
Queensland has no regulations or legislation for the use of GPS tracking devices.

 

TASMANIA
The employer has the responsibility to research Tasmania state legislation.
Tasmania has no regulations or legislation for the use of GPS tracking devices.