Commencement of the NHVR

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will be operational from Monday 10 February.

If you are a heavy vehicle owner or operator located and/or operating in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and/or the Australian Capital Territory, from February 10 there will be one Regulator and one heavy vehicle rule book.

The NHVR will be the single point of contact for access applications, setting of fees and charges and the administration of one set of national laws.

State and Territory road transport inspectors will continue to conduct roadside inspections and compliance activities, however, these activities will now be conducted on the behalf of the NHVR.

A new Access Management System will be the one-stop-shop for access applications and includes a Journey Planner to assist operators to plan their journey. The AMS will provide the link between the NHVR and States and Territories to facilitate the management of access applications from start to finish.

There are a number of new requirements under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) including application fees in effect from 10 February that you will need to be aware of.