Intelligent Access Program
The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) in Queensland has been developed to provide improved road access for heavy vehicles by monitoring their compliance to access conditions.
- The IAP is mandatory for transport operators to operate at Higher Mass Limits (HML) in Queensland.
- The IAP is available for some heavy mobile cranes that operate under permit.
- The IAP is available for Non-Standard Freight vehicles and Performance Based Standards vehicles that include IAP monitoring as a permit condition. Check with the relevant permit scheme administrator for further advice on IAP participation.
What is the IAP?
The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a national program* developed in partnership with all Australian road agencies and it uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when, and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network.
The IAP provides heavy vehicles with improved access to the Australian road network in return for monitoring compliance with specific access conditions. This is done using vehicle telematics – a way of monitoring a vehicle using global positioning.
Why apply the IAP to vehicles operating under mass-related guidelines or permits?
The purpose of applying the Intelligent Access Program to these vehicles is to protect vulnerable road infrastructure, such as bridges and culverts, while allowing special purpose, innovative or higher productivity vehicles access to the road system.
The IAP can provide assurance to the road infrastructure owner that heavy vehicles are operating on the right roads for their access conditions.
Enrolling in the IAP
IAP Class Cranes, Non-Standard Freight vehicles and Performance Based Standards vehicles operating under a permit requiring IAP participation can only enrol by submitting a form manually. The appropriate enrolment form will be sent by the scheme administrator upon application for a permit.
The Intelligent Access Program online enrolment is available for Higher Mass Limits vehicles only.
If a Higher Mass Limits transport operator is unable to enrol on-line, download a hard copy of the Higher Mass Limits Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Enrolment Application form (F4573).
IAP fact sheets for Higher Mass Limits vehicles
A suite of fact sheets has been developed to set out important information transport operators need to know about the Intelligent Access Program.
IAP fact sheet for permit vehicles
The IAP fact sheet for Non-Standard Freight vehicles and Performance Based Standards vehicles is available by contacting the IAP on the hotline or the enquiries email address below.
IAP fact sheet for heavy mobile cranes
Heavy Mobile Cranes and the IAP – Specific heavy mobile cranes and other special purpose vehicles, such as concrete pumps and drill rigs, are eligible for extended duration and radius permits that include participation in the IAP as a condition of operation.
IAP Service Providers
Choosing an Intelligent Access Program Service Provider is a business decision for the transport operator. Transport Certification Australia has a current list of Intelligent Access Program Service Providers*.
Note: Only Transport Certification Australia certified Service Providers are able to provide the Intelligent Transport System required for the Intelligent Access Program.
IAP frequently asked questions
The IAP frequently asked questions
provides detailed information about participation in the IAP.
For enquiries, email: email@example.com
or phone the IAP hotline: 1300 753 427y (1300 QLD IAP).
Further information regarding the IAP nationally may be obtained from the Transport Certification Australia* website.
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