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TAC legislation and regulations

Changes to the Transport Accident Act 1986

On 25 September 2018, the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Act 2018 received Royal Assent. This Act makes a number of amendments to the Transport Accident Act 1986 (TA Act), which are intended to clarify the intent of the legislation, to increase the benefits available to TAC clients and their supporting family members and to address an existing anomaly in the TA Act by extending TAC coverage to cyclists if they are injured as a result of a collision with a stationary vehicle.  Read more about the changes here.

The legislation

This is the main legislation that guides the TAC in the types of benefits it can pay and any conditions that apply.

The regulations

The regulations below specify certain injuries for the purposes of the definition of a severe injury in the Transport Accident Act 1986. They also prescribe the forms to be used for the purposes of that Act.

The regulations below prescribe the manner of calculation of periodic payments of impairment benefits under section 47(4) and section 48(1) of the Transport Accident Act 1986. They also determine for the purposes of section 56 of the Transport Accident Act 1986, an amount being in redemption of the sum of periodic payments under section 48 of that Act and the weekly payments under section 49, 50 or 51 of that Act.

The regulations below prescribe the periods and times or intervals for the payment of transport accident charges in relation to motor vehicles of specified classes.