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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 and the display of a notice, clearly visible on or in the vehicle, indicating that the vehicle is currently the subject of GPS surveillance. 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. It is also a part of our Terms and Conditions for using Track My Ride that the operator/driver of the vehicle has been notified that the vehicle is fitted with a GPS tracker and is being GPS tracked.

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 and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by New South Wales state & Federal legislation.

Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 [NSW]

 

VICTORIA
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Victoria state & Federal legislation.

Surveillance Devices ACT 1999 [VIC]

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by South Australian state & Federal legislation.

Surveillance Devices ACT 2016 [South Australia]

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Australian Capital Territory & Federal legislation.

WORKPLACE PRIVACY ACT 2011 [ACT]

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Northern Territory & Federal legislation.

SURVEILLANCE DEVICES ACT 2007 (NO 19 OF 2007)

 

QUEENSLAND
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Queensland state & Federal legislation.

 

TASMANIA
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Tasmania state & Federal legislation.

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The employer and vehicle owner have the responsibility to research and abide by Western Australia state & Federal legislation.

Surveillance Devices Act 1998 (WA)