National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

From the 10th of February 2014, the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations (HVNL), will apply in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will administer the HVNL for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM and all fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles over 12 tonnes GVM.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
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Once the HVNL takes effect, Australia will have its first one-stop-shop for heavy vehicle road transport business with government.

Benefits include :

  • Apply online for access permits through a single national business portal.

  • Deliver Australia’s freight task under standardised regulation for mass, dimension and loading.

  • Operate heavy vehicles under harmonised, national standards for heavy vehicle inspections and have confidence that these will be applied uniformly across the country.

  • Recognition of interstate inspections and defect clearances, reducing downtime.

  • Need just one application and pay a single $70 fee for their entire journey, no matter how far they are travelling, though some road managers may charge a separate route assessment fee.

The HVNL provides unified regulations to
boost interstate road transport efficiency

The NHVR website provides an interactive Journey Planner and online map service which displays declared routes for heavy vehicles.

You can access the National Journey Planner at:

For more information about the NHVR or the new national law, visit
or call :

1300 MYNHVR (1300 686 987)

The NHVR Industry Guide (1813 kb) to access under the Heavy Vehicle National Law is available from the VGA website.

For more information contact :

Helena Whitman
VGA Executive Manager
0407 772 299

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