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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Compliance and enforcement

On 10 February 2014 the Heavy Vehicle National Law 2012 (HVNL) commenced, replacing existing laws governing the operation of all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) was established to administer the HVNL and is now the first point of contact for the majority of your heavy vehicle business.

Compliance and enforcement aims to:

  • improve compliance outcomes for road safety, infrastructure and the environment
  • minimise the adverse impacts of road transport on the community
  • minimise unfair competitive advantage within the heavy vehicle industry.

For more information visit NHVR's compliance and enforcement website.

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Last updated 22 April 2024