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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 a statutory authority responsible for administering the objects of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, including:

  • access permit applications for heavy vehicles
  • national driver work diary and risk classification system for advanced fatigue management
  • national fees for NHVR services
  • national notices
  • national penalties
  • National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) management and accreditations
  • Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Scheme vehicle design and access approvals
  • vehicle standards modifications and exemption permits.

The department will continue to be responsible for:

  • accreditation of vehicle inspection stations and approval of vehicle examiners
  • heavy vehicle registration
  • driver licensing
  • booking heavy vehicle inspections
  • dangerous goods regulation
  • road rules
  • drink and drug driving
  • enrolling in the Intelligent Access Program

For more information visit the NHVR.

Last updated 15 July 2022