Road Rules 2008
Current version for 1 October 2014 to date (accessed 27 November 2014 at 09:57)

154   Bus lanes

(1)  A driver (except the driver of a public bus) must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the bus lane under rule 158.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

Note 1. Public bus is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2. Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this rule.
(2)  A bus lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:
(a)  beginning at a bus lane sign (whether or not there is also a bus lane road marking) and ending at the nearest of the following:
(i)  an end bus lane sign,
(ii)  a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another special purpose lane, or
(b)  beginning at a bus lane road marking (if there is no bus lane sign) and ending at the next intersection.
Note. Intersection, marked lane, special purpose lane and traffic sign are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  In this rule:

bus lane road marking means a road marking consisting of:

(a)  the letters “BL”, or
(b)  the words “bus lane”, or
(c)  the words “bus only” or “buses only”.

Note. Road marking is defined in the Dictionary.

Bus lane signs

Bus lane sign

Bus lane sign

End bus lane signs

End bus lane sign

End bus lane sign

Note for diagrams. There are a number of other permitted versions of bus lane signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
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