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Department of Transport and Main Roads

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is Australia's independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes mass.

The NHVR is the first contact point for most of your heavy vehicle business.

The NHVR is a statutory authority responsible for heavy vehicle compliance and regulation under the Heavy Vehicle National Law, including:

  • managing access permit applications for heavy vehicles
  • on-road compliance
  • investigations
  • prosecutions
  • Programmed heavy vehicle inspections
  • Intelligent Access Program and Telematics
  • National driver work diary
  • Advanced Fatigue Management
  • NHVR service fees
  • National Notices
  • issuing heavy vehicle infringements
  • National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS)
  • Performance-Based Standards (PBS)
  • vehicle standards modifications and exemption permits.

For more information visit the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) website.

This department is responsible for:

  • accreditation of vehicle inspection stations and approval of vehicle examiners
  • heavy vehicle registration
  • driver licensing
  • booking heavy vehicle inspections
  • the sale of national driver work diaries
  • dangerous goods regulation
  • road rules.

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Last updated 22 April 2024