Operating a heavy vehicle

Intelligent Access Program - heavy vehicles

The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a national program which uses GPS technology to remotely monitor where, when and how heavy vehicles are operated.

In South Australia, the IAP is voluntary and provides heavy vehicle operators with access or improved road access in negotiation with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

DPTI delivers IAP services under delegation from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), established to administer the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), which replaced the state and territory heavy vehicle legislation with nationally consistent laws to improve transport operations and nationwide connectivity.


The transport operator will benefit by obtaining improved access arrangements that could in turn lead to improved freight productivity opportunities.

The community benefits through greater assurances that the right trucks operate on the right roads at the right times, offering improved road safety and reducing the impact on infrastructure as a result of non-compliance with access conditions set by Australian road authorities.

Who can enrol

You may be eligible to enrol if you are operating any of the following heavy vehicle combinations:

  • single articulated
  • rigid trucks fitted with a tandem drive axle group and without a trailer
  • B-doubles
  • road trains
  • converter dollies.

How to enrol

1. Application form

The enrolment process is free. Complete your enrolment online or via the higher mass limits enrolment/amendment or cancellation application form (75.3 KB PDF) and lodge using the contact details below. You will need the details from your vehicle certificate of registration.

2. Engage a service provider

If assessed as eligible, an interim Intelligent Access Condition (IAC) will be issued and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. The Interim IAC provides you with the information required to engage an IAP service provider.

3. Install equipment

Select an IAP service provider to have the certified equipment installed. A list of certified IAP service providers can be found at www.tca.gov.au.

4. Notification

The IAP service provider will notify the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure when the equipment has been installed. The department will then issue a full Intelligent Access Condition to you and your service provider.

Monitoring will begin from the date on your full IAC.

Equipment break-down or tampering

If your IAP equipment malfunctions or if you suspect it has been tampered with, you must report it immediately.

To make a report complete the malfunction/tamper record (55.7 KB PDF) and lodge using the contact details below.

Related information

Other websites

Intelligent access program - National IAP website


Fact sheet 1 - What is the IAP? (181.4 KB PDF)
Fact sheet 2 - Who are the stakeholders in the IAP? (180.4 KB PDF)
Fact sheet 3 - Information for operators (194.3 KB PDF)
Fact sheet 4 - Information for drivers (188.8 KB PDF)
Fact sheet 5 - Finding an IAP service provider (189.0 KB PDF)
Fact sheet 6 - Self declaration in South Australia (190.0 KB PDF)
Frequently asked questions (197.9 KB PDF)
Steps to enrol (161.7 KB PDF)

Intelligent Access Program



1300 334 640 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm)


Intelligent Access Program
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533, Adelaide, SA 5001

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