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Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme (HVRAS)

A person can apply for accreditation to inspect and measure vehicles of more than 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM), and trailers of more than 750kg aggregate trailer mass (ATM) prior to registration under the Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme (HVRAS).

The objective of the scheme is to provide people with accreditation to inspect heavy vehicles and trailers to ensure they comply with:

  • dimensional limitations
  • approved load sharing axle systems guidelines
  • safe tyre limits
  • vehicle identifiers (for example: engine number, vehicle identification number and chassis number).

Imported vehicles that have not been previously registered in Australia cannot be inspected and measured by HVRAS accredited persons. These imported vehicles must be sighted by the Department of Transport and Main Roads for verification with the vehicle import documents.

HVRAS accredited person list

If you are looking for a HVRAS accredited person in your area, or are a HVRAS accredited person and want to check your contact details, check our list of HVRAS accredited persons, which is sorted by HVRAS Person's Operating Area.

If your contact details in the list are not correct, email the HVRAS administrator to update.

Making a HVRAS application

To become a HVRAS accredited person, you must complete a HVRAS Application form (F4331) and email or post it to the Department of Transport and Main Roads' training coordinator for your region, as follows:

Northern Region (Townsville, Cairns and west to Mt Isa)

Email: csb.northern.hvras@tmr.qld.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 7466, Garbutt Qld 4814

Central Region (Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and west to Birdsville)

Email: csb.central.hvras@tmr.qld.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 5096, Red Hill, Rockhampton, Qld 4701

Southern Region (Toowoomba, Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg and west to Quilpie)

Email: csb.southern.hvras@tmr.qld.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 645, Toowoomba Qld 4350

SEQ Region (Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast and west to Esk and Gatton)

Email: csb.seqs.hvras@tmr.qld.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 272, Logan Central Qld 4114

Training

You must successfully complete the Department of Transport and Main Roads' HVRAS training course to become a HVRAS accredited person.

The training course includes methods for measuring vehicles, dimensional limitations and load limitations and provides information on how to locate vehicle identifiers.

The course may take up to 2 days to complete. The training course fee, currently $235.00 (subject to change) must be paid in full at a transport and motoring service centre. You will be contacted by your nearest training centre about the training date and venue. 

Training dates and venues are scheduled when enough applications are received in each region. You may be offered attendance for training in another centre or region to fast-track your application.

The training centre locations are:

  • Northern Region: Townsville and Cairns
  • Central Region: Rockhampton
  • Southern Region: Bundaberg and Toowoomba
  • SEQ Region: Logan

Evidence of identity

You must provide your evidence of identity (EOI) on the first day of your training course. If you do not hold a Queensland driver licence (current or expired less than 2 years), you must show at least 3 EOI documents. For a full list of EOI documents you can refer to the Evidence of Identity Requirements for Individuals and Organisations form (F4362).

Approval

Once you have successfully completed the Department of Transport and Main Roads' HVRAS training course and your application is approved, an approval document (including any conditions of your accreditation) will be emailed or posted to you by the HVRAS Administrator. Once you have received your accreditation document, you may then commence your duties as a HVRAS accredited person.

You must produce your accreditation document for inspection if requested by a customer, a police officer or a transport inspector.

If your application is refused or further information is required, you will be advised. 

HVRAS business rules

The HVRAS Business Rules provide the administrative requirements to be followed by a HVRAS accredited person in relation to, or regarding the inspection of and the measuring of vehicles of more than 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM), or and trailers of more than 750kg aggregate trailer mass (ATM). 

A HVRAS accredited person must comply with these requirements as a condition of your HVRAS accredited person accreditation. 

Guide to completing inspection documents

The guide to completing inspection documents contains TMR's requirements when inspecting and measuring vehicles of more than 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM), or and trailers of more than 750kg aggregate trailer mass (ATM). HVRAS accredited persons are expected to conduct inspections with due care and diligence. In circumstances where you provide false or misleading information on documents, TMR may issue you with a penalty infringement notice or pursue court action.

Information about trailers issued with a low volume VIN (LVV) can be viewed at Changes to trailer pre-registration inspection requirements.  

Renewing your HVRAS accreditation

Your HVRAS accreditation is granted for a period of up to 3 years and, to continue your accreditation, you need to apply to renew your HVRAS accreditation.

An application for renewal of your HVRAS accreditation will be sent to you about 8 weeks prior to the expiry of your accreditation. It is therefore important that you keep the HVRAS Administrator informed of your current postal and email addresses to ensure you receive your HVRAS renewal application. If you do not receive a renewal application, you can download and complete the HVRAS Application Form (F4331). No application fee is required. 

If you fail to renew your accreditation by the expiry date, you are no longer accredited to perform the duties of a HVRAS accredited person. 

Surrendering your HVRAS accreditation

If you decide to surrender your HVRAS accreditation, you must notify TMR in writing by email or post to the HVRAS Administrator. 

Applying for a replacement of your HVRAS accreditation

If your accreditation document is lost, stolen or destroyed and you require a replacement, complete the relevant sections of the HVRAS Application form (F4331) and scan and email or post the completed application to the HVRAS Administrator. No application fee is required. 

Change of your HVRAS accreditation details

If you change your personal details (such as change of your postal address or email address), you must complete a HVRAS application form (F4331) then scan and email or post the completed application to the HVRAS Administrator. 

Contact details

Technical enquiries

Email: vehiclestandards@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 13 23 80 (ask for Vehicle Standards Unit)

Administrative enquiries

Email: hvras@tmr.qld.gov.au (preferred method of contact)
Phone: 13 23 80 (ask for HVRAS administrator)
Post: HVRAS Administrator
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 673
Fortitude Valley Qld 4006
Last updated
06 September 2019