Heavy vehicles

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

The NHVR does not administer

Permit application process for trips within South Australia

All permit applications for heavy vehicles are processed by the NHVR.  To apply for a permit visit the NHVR Portal.

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.

Concessional Mass Limits

Under the 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.

    Related information


    MR1518 - Concessional Mass Limits Information Sheet (1.1 MB PDF)

    Classes of heavy vehicles available on the  NHVR's website


    Contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator



    Phone - 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487)
    Fax - (07) 3309 8777


    PO Box 492
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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