About us

The NHVR is Australia’s regulator for all heavy vehicles.

We officially opened for business in January 2013, as a statutory authority pursuant to the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Our vision is to have: A safe, efficient and productive heavy vehicle industry serving the needs of Australia.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • providing leadership and driving sustainable improvement to safety, productivity and efficiency outcomes across the heavy vehicle transport sector and the Australian economy
  • minimising the compliance burden, while ensuring the objects of the HVNL are achieved and duty holders meet their obligations
  • reducing duplication of, and inconsistencies in, heavy vehicle regulation across state and territory borders.

We are headquartered in Brisbane and employ more than 431 people across the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

Some state road transport authorities and other government agencies deliver various frontline services on our behalf. These arrangements are formalised through service agreements and appropriate delegations.