National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) administers the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).
The HVNL and associated regulations operate in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, the Australia Capital Territory and Tasmania, providing industry with one heavy vehicle national rule-book.
Services delivered by the NHVR
- National Heavy Vehicle Accreditaiton Scheme management and accreditation
- Performance Based Standards vehicle design and vehicle access approvals
- Heavy vehicle access permit applications
- heavy vehicle standards modifications and exemption permits
- a national driver work diary and new risk classification system for Advanced Fatigue Management
- one set of national notices.
The NHVR does not administer
- functions covered by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure:
- enforcement of heavy vehicle offences under the new national Law (covered by state and territory police and authorised officers)
- legal and court processes
- local productivity initiatives (LPIs). Pre-existing LPI permits, notices, exemptions and accreditations are recognised under the HVNL.
Concessional Mass Limits
Under HVNL, operators do not require an exemption in the form of a Gazette Notice to operate at Concessional Mass Limits. Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation incorporates all conditions and requirements previously provided under the South Australian Gazette Notice.
Permit application process for trips within South Australia
All permits for heavy vehicle Class 2 and Class 3 vehicle types must apply to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) via the NHVR Portal.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) only process permit applications for Class 1 oversize/overmass and special purpose vehicles with routes entirely within South Australia. To learn more, visit permits for oversize and overmass heavy vehicles.
South Australian gazette notices, guidelines, exemptions and policies made under state legislation have been transitioned under the HVNL. The NHVR has not remade these notices, instead they continue to exist in their current state under the HVNL. All transitional notices are intended to be remade into either a state HVNL notice or a national notice, prior to their expiry.
Classes of heavy vehicles available on the NHVR's website