Legislation

A synopsis of the Legislation related to the operations of Transport Malta can be found below. More detailed technical legislation, more specific to each Directorate’s remit is included within the relevant sections of this portal. A link to these sections is also included below.

 

499 - Authority for Transport in Malta Act (Act XV of 2009)

01    -   Ports Regulations(L.N. 43 of 1966)

02    -   Port Rates Regulations(L.N. 53 of 1969)

03    -   Mooring Services Regulations(L.N. 100 of 2010)

04    -   Port Dues Regulations(L.N. 30 of 1977)

05    -   Tallying of Goods Regulations(L.N. 307 of 2010)

06    -   Buoyage Dues Regulations(L.N. 44 of 1979)

07    -   Motor Vehicles (Tariff of Fares) Regulations(L.N. 14 of 1982)

08    -   Civil Aviation (Exemption from Air Service Licence) Order (L.N. 79 of 1987)

09    -   Air Navigation Order(L.N. 176 of 1990)

10    -   Yachting Centres Regulations(L.N. 71 of 1992)

11    -   Mooring of Small Ships and Boats Regulations(L.N. 69 of 1993)

12    -   Dangerous Cargo Ships, Marine Terminals and Facilities and Bunkering Regulations(L.N. 1 of 1996)

13    -   Declaration of Port (Ras il-Ħanżir) Order(L.N. 14 of 1998)

14    -   Carriage of Schoolchildren (Tariffs) Regulations(L.N. 114 of 1998)

15    -   Civil Aviation Joint Aviation Requirements Order(L.N. 203 of 1998)

16    -   Statistical Returns in respect of Carriage of Passengers, Freight and Mail Regulations(L.N. 51 of 2001)

17    -   Definition and Use of Compatible Technical Specifications for the Procurement of Air Traffic Management Equipment and Systems Regulations(L.N. 161 of 2001)

18    -   Air Navigation (Noise Certification and Operation of Aircraft)Order (L.N. 162 of 2001)

19    -   Airport Economic Regulations(L.N. 299 of 2001)

20    -   Allocation of Slots at Airport Regulations(L.N. 300 of 2001)

21    -   Civil Aviation (Restriction of Flying) Regulations(L.N. 122 of 2002)

22    -   Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations(L.N. 135 of 2002)

23    -   Commercial Vessels Regulations(L.N. 284 of 2002)

24    -   Carriage by Air (International and Non-International Carriage) Order(L.N. 63 of 2003)

25    -   Airport (Groundhandling Services) Regulations(L.N. 66 of 2003)

26    -   Maritime Pilotage Regulations(L.N. 96 of 2003)

27    -   Civil Aviation (Air Fares) Regulations(L.N. 77 of 2004)

28    -   Civil Aviation (Air Transport Licensing) Regulations(L.N. 78 of 2004)

29    -   Civil Aviation (Aerodrome Licensing) Regulations(L.N. 80 of 2004)

30    -   Port Reception Facilities for Ship-Generated Wastes and Cargo Residues Regulations(L.N. 278 of 2004)

31    -   Gozo Passenger and Goods Service (Fares) Regulations(L.N. 314 of 2004)

32    -   Placing of Billboards and Advertising on the Road Regulations(L.N. 368 of 2004)

33    -   Civil Aviation (Air Transport Licensing) (Fees) Regulations(L.N. 429 of 2004)

34    -   Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Regulations(L.N. 458 of 2004)

35    -   Ports Security Regulations(L.N. 484 of 2004)

36    -   Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding Compensation and Assistance to Passengers) (Designation of Competent Authority) Regulations(L.N. 63 of 2005)

37    -   Right of Way for Utilities and Services (Fees) Regulations(L.N. 94 of 2005)

38    -   Berthage and Anchorage Dues Regulations(L.N. 174 of 2005)

39    -   Civil Aviation (Noise Related Operating Restrictions at Airports) Regulations(L.N. 296 of 2005)

40    -   Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance to Passengers) Regulations(L.N. 297 of 2005)

41    -   Civil Aviation (Insurance Requirements for Air Carriers and Aircraft Operators) Order(L.N. 377 of 2005)

42    -   Ports (Handling of Baggage) Regulations(L.N. 144 of 2006)

43    -   Port (Passenger Service Charge) Regulations(L.N. 230 of 2006)

44    -   Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations(L.N. 233 of 2006)

45    -   Civil Aviation (Provision of Navigation Services) Regulations(L.N. 281 of 2006)

46    -   Blue Grotto and Neighbouring Caves Boats Services (Fares) Regulations(L.N. 289 of 2006)

47    -   Civil Aviation (Distribution of Traffic Rights) Regulations(L.N. 23 of 2007)

48    -   Civil Aviation (Identity of Carrier) Order(L.N. 205 of 2007)

49    -   Towage (Tariff of Rates) Regulations(L.N. 208 of 2007)

50    -   Civil Aviation (Rights of Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations(L.N. 234 of 2007)

51    -   Malta Transport Authority (Enforcement Officers) Regulations(L.N. 40 of 2008)

52    -   Small Ships Regulations(L.N. 183 of 2008)

53    -   Road Tolls and User Charges Regulations(L.N. 260 of 2008)

54    -   Valletta Pedestrian Zones Regulations(L.N. 275 of 2008)

55    -   Water Taxi Service Regulations(L.N. 71 of 2009)

56    -   Passenger Transport Services Regulations(L.N. 149 of 2009)

57    -   New Roads and Road Works Regulations(L.N. 29 of 2010)

58    -   Vehicle Hire Services Regulations(L.N. 88 of 2010)

59    -   Taxi Services Regulations(L.N. 369 of 2010)

60    -   Safety Requirments for Tunnels in the Trans_Eurpean Road Network Regulations

61    -   Deployment and Use of Intelligent Transport Systems Regulations

 

General

 

10    -   Code of Police Laws (Order-in-Council 30th January, 1854)

28    -   Landing Charges Regulations (L.N. 32 of 1973)

30    -   Berthing Regulations (L.N. 117 of 1975)

37    -   Horse-Drawn Vehicles (Tariff of Fares) Regulations (L.N. 75 of 1988)

12    -   Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure (Ordinance IV of 1854)

16    -   Civil Code (Ordinance VII of 1868)

21    -   Prisoners on Board Merchant Ships Ordinance (Ordinance III of 1982)

25    -   Petroleum (Importation, Storage and Sale) Ordinance (Ordinance IX of 1889)

35    -   Fees Ordinance (Ordinance X of 1905)

01    -   Fees Leviable by Government Departments Regulations (Government Notice 338 of 1925)

02    -   Exemption from Payment of Fees for Tuition on Ships Order (Government Notices 591 of 1954 and 201 of 1956, consolidated)       

12    -   Fees where Motor Vehicles are kept by the Customs Department Regulations (L.N. 16 of 1989) 

36    -   Prevention of Disease Ordinance (Ordinance VIII of 1908)

08    -   Transport of Cattle, Animals or Eggs between Malta and Gozo Regulations (G.N. 242 of 1944)

10    -   Guinea Pigs Transport between Malta and Gozo Regulations (G.N. 465 of 1945)

11    -   Places of Landing of Foreign Animals Regulations (Government Notice 9 of 1946)       

16    -   Public Health on Aircraft Regulations (G.N. 127 of 1953)

34    -   Aquaculture Regulations (L.N. 73 of 1990)

49    -   Radiocommunications Act (Ordinance II of 1922)

02    -   Wireless Installations on Ships Rules (Government Notice 404 of 1927)          

04    -   Wireless Telegraphy (Certificates of Operators) Regulations (L.N. 72 of 1999)

05    -   Modalities of Payment of Telecommunications and Wireless Telegraphy Fees Regulations (L.N. 236 of 2000)

06    -   Radiocommunications (Penalties and Voluntary Settlement of Disputes) Regulations (L.N. 439 of 2004)

07    -   Radiocommunications Act (Exemption) Order (L.N. 82 of 2005)

08    -   Satellite Terminal Receive-Only Equipment Order (L.N. 194 of 2005)

09    -   General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus) Regulations (L.N. 7 of 2008)

10    -   Radiocommunications (Unserviceable Equipment) Regulations (L.N. 246 of 2008)

11    -   Radiocommunications Apparatus Exemption Order (L.N. 30 of 2010)

 

65    -  Traffic Regulation Ordinance (Ordinance X of 1931)

01    -   Motor Route Buses Regulations (G.N. 743 of 1948)

02    -   Procedure of the Traffic Control Board Rules (L.N. 24 of 1960)

03    -   Parking Places Regulations (L.N. 25 of 1961)

04    -   Time Table for the Malta/Gozo Hydrofoil Boats Passenger Service Regulations (L.N. 26 of 1966)

05    -   Traffic Signs and Carriageway Markings Regulations (L.N. 94 of 1969)

06    -   Time Table for the Comino Passenger Service Regulations (L.N. 66 of 1973)

07    -   Time Table for the Gozo Mail and Passenger Service Regulations (L.N. 122 of 1976)

08    -   Motor Tractors Regulations (L.N. 50 of 1979)

09    -   Traffic Offence Ticket Regulations (L.N. 52 of 1981)

10    -   Gozo Service Motor Route Buses Regulations (L.N. 59 of 1988)

11    -   Motor Vehicles Regulations (L.N. 128 of 2004)

12    -   Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seatbelts) Regulations (L.N. 200 of 2007)

13    -   Clamping and Removal pf Motor Vehicles and Encumbering Objects Regulations (L.N. 94 of 1997)

14    -   Scheduled Public Transport Service Regulations (L.N. 242 of 2007)

15    -   Motor Vehicle Roadworthiness Test Regulations (L.N. 126 of 1998)

16    -   Breath Tests Regulations (L.N. 392 of 2010)

17    -   Fees Payable for the Filing of Judicial Acts Regulations (L.N. 101 of 2001)

18    -   Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (L.N. 191 of 2002)

19    -   Motor Vehicles (Carriage of Goods by Road) Regulations (L.N. 146 of 2003)

21    -   Motor Vehicles (Weights, Dimensions and Equipment) Regulations (L.N. 162 of 2003)

22    -   Motor Vehicles (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) Regulations (L.N. 211 of 2003)

23    -   Transfer of Motor-Car Regulations (L.N. 381 of 2003)

24    -   Arrears of Motor Vehicle Licences (Regularisation) Regulations (L.N. 13 of 2004)

26    -   Pedal and Low-Powered Cycles Regulations (L.N. 129 of 2004)

27    -   Mdina (Restriction of Access and Transit of Vehicles) Regulations (L.N. 359 of 2004)

29    -   Motor Vehicles (Interoperability of Electronic Road Tolls Systems) Regulations (L.N. 148 of 2006)

30    -   Safety Requirement for Tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network Regulations (L.N. 149 of 2006)

31    -   Vehicle Access Zones (Control) Regulations (L.N. 105 of 2007)

 

67    -  Traffic (Visibility) Ordinance (Ord. XIX of 1931)

 

73    -  Boatmen Fees Act (Act XVII of 1933)

01    -   Boatmen Fees Regulations (Government Notice 572 of 1957)                                                             

80    -   Aircraft (Application of Laws) Ordinance (Ord. X of 1934)

 

104  -  Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third Party Risks) Ordinance (Ord. XXXVI of 1939)

01    -   Motor Vehicles Insurance Regulations (G.N. 611 of 1939)

02    -   Motor Driven Agricultural Tractors Exemption Order (G.N. 809 of 1957)

03    -   Designated State Regulations (L.N. 93 of 2004)

04    -   Compensation Body Regulations (L.N. 94 of 2004)

05    -   Limits of Liability Regulations (L.N. 101 of 2004)

06    -   Motor Vehicles (Insurance Information Centre) Regulations (L.N. 366 of 2004)

07    -   Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Central Repository Regulations (L.N. 188 of 2008)

08    -   Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) (Insurance Exempt Vehicles) Regulations (L.N. 189 of 2008)

 

117  -  Supplies and Services Act (Act IV of 1947)

19    -   Requisition of Lighters and Tugboats Regulations (L.N. 9 of 1975)

26    -   Requisition of Water-Tankers Regulations (L.N. 43 of 1986)

 

128  -  Police Licences Act (Act XXXIV of 1949)

01    -   Police Licences Regulations (Government Notice 846 of 1949)                                           

02    -   Licences Procedures Regulations (L.N. 222 of 2007)

03    -   Police Licences and Protection of Copyright Regulations (L.N. 120 of 1992)

04    -   Procedure for Police Licences Regulations (L.N. 93 of 2000)

 

140  -  Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (Act XI of 1954) 

 

156  -  Petroleum (Production) Act (Act IV of 1958)

01    -   Petroleum (Production) Regulations (L.N. 320 of 2001)

 

171  -  Port Workers Ordinance (Ordinance XIV of 1962)                                                                            

01    -   Retiring Age of Port Workers Regulations (L.N. 33 of 1974)

02    -   Port Workers Regulations (L.N. 90 of 1993)

 

194  -  Continental Shelf Act (Act XXXV of 1966)

01    -   Designation of the Continental Shelf Area Order (L.N. 36 of 1971 and 113 of 1974, consolidated)

 

200  -  Clean Air Act (Act XVIII of 1967)

02    -   Permitted Periods of Dark Smoke from Vessels Regulations (L.N. 30 of 1969)

 

203  -  Cargo Clearance and Transport Act (Act XXIX of 1967)

 

214  -   Public Transport (Regulation of Employment) Act (Act IV 0f 1970)

 

218  -  Civil Aviation (Air Operators’ Certifications) Act (Act XXI of 1970)

01    -   Fees for Air Operators Certificates’ Regulations (L.N. 191 of 1991)

 

220 -  Malta Armed Forces Act (Act XXVII of 1970)

01    -   Gun, Rifle and Torpedo Ranges Regulations (Government Notice 379 of 1931)

 

226  -  Territorial Waters and Contiguous Zone Act (Act XXXII of 1971)

01    -   Ship-Source Pollution Regulations (L.N. 130 of 2008)

 

232  -  Civil Aviation Act (Act XLIII of 1972)

 

234  -  Merchant Shipping Act (Act XI of 1973)

01    -   Ship’s Names Regulations (L.N. 55 of 1973)

02    -   Distressed Seamen Regulations (L.N. 56 of 1973)

03    -   Provisions and Water Regulations (L.N. 206 of 2001)

04    -   Merchant Shipping Forms Regulations (L.N. 59 of 1973)

05    -   Medical Stores Regulations (L.N. 148 of 2002)

06    -   Merchant Shipping Fees Regulations (L.N. 64 of 1973)

10    -   Court of Survey Rules (L.N. 93 of 1974)

11    -   Merchant Shipping Casualties Rules (L.N. 94 of 1974)

13    -   Load Lines Convention Order (L.N. 132 of 1974)

15    -   A.B. and E.D.H. Certificates Regulations (L.N. 196 of 2001)

16    -   Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Regulations (L.N. 361 of 2003)

17    -   Training and Certification Regulations (L.N. 197 of 2001)

18    -   Safety Convention Order (L.N. 63 of 1986)

19    -   Tonnage Regulations (L.N. 391 of 2002)

20    -   Prevention of Collision Regulations (L.N. 340 of 2003)

21    -   Signals of Distress Rules (L.N. 4 of 1997)

23    -   Ships Eligible for Registration Regulations (L.N. 69 of 2001)

24    -   Medical Examination Regulations (L.N. 207 of 2001)

25    -   Counting and Registration of Persons on Board Passenger Ships Regulations (L.N. 149 of 2002)

26    -   Minimum Wage Regulations (L.N. 154 of 2002)

27    -   Hours of Work Regulations (L.N. 213 of 2002)

28    -   Protection of Seamen Regulations (L.N. 255 of 2002)

29    -   Load Line Convention Rules (L.N. 21 of 2003)

30    -   Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Rules (L.N. 22 of 2003)

31    -   Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning and Watch Keeping) Regulations (L.N. 29 of 2003)

32    -   Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulations (L.N. 332 of 2003)

33    -   Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations (L.N. 304 of 2003)

34    -   Merchant Shipping (Fishing Vessels) (Minimum Health and Safety Requirements) Regulations (L.N. 305 0f 2003)

35    -   Merchant Shipping (Safe Operation of Regular Ro-Ro Ferry and High Speed Passenger Craft Services Regulations (L.N. 433 of 2003)

36    -   Merchant Shipping (Fishing Vessels Safety) Rules (L.N. 443 of 2003)

37    -   Merchant Shipping (Ship Inspections and Survey Organisations Inspections) Regulations (L.N. 444 of 2003)

38    -   Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations (L.N. 12 of 2004)

39    -   Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations (L.N. 31 of 2004)

40    -   Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations (L.N. 155 of 2004)

41    -   Merchant Shipping (Licensing of Shipping Organisations) Regulations (L.N. 238 of 2005)

42    -   Merchant Shipping (Shipping Organisations – Private Companies) Regulations (L.N. 223 of 2004)

43    -   Merchant Shipping (Taxation and other Matters relating to Shipping Organisations) Regulations (L.N. 224 of 2004)

44    -   Merchant Shipping (Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships) Rules (L.N. 255 of 2004)

45    -   Merchant Shipping (Certification of Commercial Yachts and Commercial Cruising Vessels) Regulations (L.N. 38 of 2006)

46    -   Merchant Shipping (Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Regulations (L.N. 40 of 2009)

 

271  -   Marine Pollution (Prevention and Control) Act  (Act XII of 1977)

 

283  -  Carriage of Goods by Sea (Regulation) Act (Act II of 1980)

01    -   Carriage of Goods by Sea (Exemption) Regulations (L.N. 80 of 1980)

 

314  -  International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Ratification) Act (Act XXV of 1986)

 

316  -  Malta-Libya Continental Shelf Delimitation (Ratification) Act (Act III of 1987)

 

333  -  Eurocontrol Act (Act X of 1989)

01    -   Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) Regulations (L.N. 386 of 2002)

 

334  -  Freeports Act (Act XXVI of 1989)

 

351  -  Oil Pollution (Liability and Compensation) Act (Act XV of 1991)

 

352  -  Ports and Shipping Act (Act XVII of 1991)

       

353  -   Civil Aviation (Security) Act (Act XX of 1991)

 

355  -  Water Services Corporation Act (Act XXIII of 1991)

 

356  -  Development Planning Act (Act I of 1992)

23    -   Infrastructure for Spatial Information Regulations (L.N. 339 of 2009)

 

362  -  Law of Sea (Ratification) Act (Act XII of 1993)

 

363  -  Local Councils Act (Act XV of 1993)

138  -   Xatt is-Sajjieda (San Ä iljan Local Council) Bye-Laws (Local Council Bye-Law 52/2/2008)

 

368  -  Motor Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Act (Act X of 1994)

01    -   Exemption from Motor Vehicles Registration Tax Rules (L.N. 196 of 2009)

02    -   Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations (L.N. 198 of 2009)

 

381  -  Bunkering (Fuels) Tax Act (Act VIII of 1995)

 

405  -  Airports and Civil Aviation (Security) Act (Act XX of 1998)

01    -   Regulated Agents Regulations (L.N. 286 of 2001)

02    -   Designated Airports (Policing) Order (L.N. 213 of 2003)

03    -   Civil Aviation Security Regulations (L.N. 25 of 2004)

 

409  -  Malta Travel and Tourism Services Act (Act XII of 1999)

13    -   Recreational Diving Services Regulations (L.N. 357 of 2010)

 

412  -  Oil Pollution (Liability and Compensation) Act (Act XX of 1999)

 

423  -  Malta Resources Authority Act (Act XXV of 2000)

29    -   Quality of Fuels Regulations (L.N. 44 of 2008)

41    -   Bunkering (Authorisation) Regulations (L.N. 270 of 2010)

 

424  -  Occupational Health & Safety (Authority) Act (Act XXVIII of 2000)

03    -   Dock Safety Regulations (Government Notice 497 of 1953)     

 

425  -   Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Act II of 2001)

01    -   Fishery Regulations (Government Notice 206 of 1934)

04    -   Slipway (Use) Regulations (L.N. 28 of 1970)

07    -   Fishing Vessels Regulations (L.N. 407 of 2004)

 

427  -  Product Safety Act (Act V of 2001)

23    ­-   EC Type-Approval of Motor Vehicles and their Trailers Regulations (L.N. 148 of 2009)

41    -   Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and the Mutual Recognition of their Conformity Regulations(L.N. 374 of 2002)

43    -   Two or Three-Wheel Motor Vehicles (EC Type-Approval) Regulations (L.N. 28 of 2003)

59    -   Type Approval of Agricultural or Forestry Tractors Regulations (L.N. 123 of 2005)

60    -   Conformity Assessment of Marine Equipment Regulations (L.N. 127 of 2005)

61    -   Recreational Craft Regulations (L.N. 128 of 2005)

 

452  -   Employment & Industrial Relations Act (Act XXII of 2002)

27    -   Employees of Burdnara Wages Council Order (L.N. 33 of 1967)         

28    -   Seamen Wages Council Order (L.N. 67 of 1967)

41    -   Employees of Burdnara Wages Council Wages Regulation Order (L.N. 45 of 1976)       

51    -   Seamen Wages Council Wage Regulation Order (L.N. 100 of 1977)

 

465  -   Public Health Act (Act XIII of 2003)

01    -   Management of Bathing Water Quality Regulations (L.N. 125 of 2008)

            (in force by L.N. 112 of 2009)

02    -   Public Health (Ships) Regulations (L.N. 329 of 2008)

       

479  -   Fishing Waters (Designation) and Extended Maritime Jurisdiction Act (Act X of 2005)

 

490  -   Administrative Justice Act (Act V of 2007)

 

496  -   Freedom of Information Act (Act XVI of 2008)

01    -   Fees charged by Public Authorities for Access to Documents Regulations (L.N. 158 of 2010)

02    -   Timeframes for Lodging Complaints and Requests for Investigation and Review Regulations (L.N. 159 of 2010)

03    -   Applications and other Forms Regulations (L.N. 160 of 2010)

 

503  -   Aircraft Registration Act(Act VIII of 2010)