Operating a heavy vehicle

Fitness to drive a heavy vehicle

As part of the eligibility requirements of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) for Basic and Advanced Fatigue Management, drivers are required to be medically assessed at least once every three years for drivers aged 49 or under, and yearly for drivers aged 50 and over (whether or not the person has a medical condition that may affect their ability to drive).

It is a requirement of both the Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) and Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) that:

The form MR658 National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Medical Certificate has been discontinued. Operators of heavy vehicles are able to meet their obligations by using the forms above:

  • for their accreditation for Basic or Advanced Fatigue Management under the National Heavy Vehicle accreditation Scheme and/or
  • to complete and carry a medical certificate if they are operating a Road Train or B-Triple between Port Augusta West.

The requirement to be medically examined on a regular basis for the NHVAS is irrespective of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles obligation to ensure that all drivers are medically fit and able to drive competently and safely. Refer to www.mylicence.sa.gov.au for further information.

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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