Grain Harvest Management Schemes Review

This consultation has closed. The NHVR would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

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).

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


Submissions to the Issues Paper have closed. The NHVR is currently assessing submissions and developing a discussion paper for further feedback.

The NHVR is considering all submissions, whether published or not. Unless clearly marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE’, submissions received have been published on this page. The 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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Submission Number Submitted By
01 AgForce submission (PDF, 766KB)
02 Australian Livestock and Rural Transporter’s Association (ALRTA) submission (PDF, 331KB)
03 Bernie Russell - B&V Russell Pty Ltd submission (PDF, 43KB)
05 Cargill submission (PDF, 97KB)
06 Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd (CBH Group) submission (PDF, 2347KB)
07 Damien Crossling - Crossling Contractors Pty Ltd submission (PDF, 70KB)
09 Department of State Growth, Tasmania submission (PDF, 103KB)
10 Transport and Main Roads (TMR) submission (PDF, 2397KB)
11 Grain Producers SA Ltd submission (PDF, 192KB)
12 Grain Trade Australia Limited submission (PDF, 555KB)
13 Grain Transport Safety Network (GTSN) submission (PDF, 2750KB)
14 Graincorp submission (PDF, 269KB)
15 Grains GHMS Working Group (Grains Producers Australia, GrainGrowers, AgForce, NSW Farmers, VFF and GPSA) submission (PDF, 364KB)
16 Karen Baines - Broad Acre Farm Safety submission (PDF, 693KB)
17 Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria Inc submission (PDF, 167KB)
18 Moree Plains Shire Council submission (PDF, 380KB)
19 National Road Transport Association - NatRoad submission (PDF, 377KB)
20 NSW Farmers Association submission (PDF, 184KB)
21 Paul Fellows submission (PDF, 37KB)
23 South Australia Freight Council (SAFC) submission (PDF, 189KB)
24 Swan Hill Rural City Council submission (PDF, 43KB)
25 Transport for NSW submission (PDF, 409KB)
26 Department of Transport, Victoria submission (PDF, 143KB)
27 Victorian Farmers Federation submission (PDF, 61KB)
28 Viterra submission (PDF, 43KB)