Grain Harvest Management Schemes Review

Why we’re consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your feedback on existing Grain Harvest Management Schemes (GHMS), as well as exploring the possibility of a national Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS).

Consultation closes Friday 18 October 2019.

What is it?

Currently, there are a range of GHMS in operation nationally, with differing allowances for mass and operational conditions in each state.  In February 2019, the NHVR announced that it will be reviewing these GHMS.

The aim of the review is to facilitate processes that increase cross border ease of access, in order to boost regional industries, growing regional economies and better connect our regions.

The review may recommend developing a set of national standards in relation to GHMS operator accreditation, vehicle conditions, grain receiver processes (including data reporting) and other applicable conditions to ensure consistency for operators and businesses.

This issues paper is an opportunity for operators, drivers, farmers, receivers and regulators to highlight major issues experienced in relation to GHMS and grain transportation.

The feedback received on the issues paper will form the basis of a discussion paper.

Key documents

Making a submission

You are invited to provide comment on the issues paper to the Network Access Policy team.

Responses must be submitted by Friday 18 October 2019 via email to

Publication of Submissions

Unless clearly marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE’, submissions received will be made public through

NHVR will consider all submissions, whether published or not.

NHVR reserves the right to edit or redact part or all of a submission, or withhold a submission from publication on any grounds, including but not limited to, offensive language, potentially defamatory material or copyright infringing material.

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