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).

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. If you have a question please contact us via email at

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Submission Number Submitted By Download link
01 AgForce View submission 01 (PDF, 766KB)
02 Australian Livestock and Rural Transporter’s Association (ALRTA) View submission 02 (PDF, 331KB)
03 Bernie Russell - B&V Russell Pty Ltd View submission 03 (PDF, 43KB)
05 Cargill View submission 05 (PDF, 97KB)
06 Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd (CBH Group) View submission 06 (PDF, 2347KB)
07 Damien Crossling - Crossling Contractors Pty Ltd View submission 07 (PDF, 70KB)
09 Department of State Growth, Tasmania View submission 09 (PDF, 103KB)
10 Transport and Main Roads (TMR) View submission 10 (PDF, 2397KB)
11 Grain Producers SA Ltd View submission 11 (PDF, 192KB)
12 Grain Trade Australia Limited View submission 12 (PDF, 555KB)
13 Grain Transport Safety Network (GTSN) View submission 13 (PDF, 2750KB)
14 Graincorp View submission 14 (PDF, 269KB)
15 Grains GHMS Working Group (Grains Producers Australia, GrainGrowers, AgForce, NSW Farmers, VFF and GPSA) View submission 15 (PDF, 364KB)
16 Karen Baines - Broad Acre Farm Safety View submission 16 (PDF, 693KB)
17 Lifestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria Inc View submission 17 (PDF, 167KB)
18 Moree Plains Shire Council View submission 18 (PDF, 380KB)
19 National Road Transport Association - NatRoad View submission 19 (PDF, 377KB)
20 NSW Farmers Association View submission 20 (PDF, 184KB)
21 Paul Fellows View submission 21 (PDF, 37KB)
23 South Australia Freight Council (SAFC) View submission 23 (PDF, 189KB)
24 Swan Hill Rural City Council View submission 24 (PDF, 43KB)
25 Transport for NSW View submission 25 (PDF, 409KB)
26 Department of Transport, Victoria View submission 26 (PDF, 143KB)
27 Victorian Farmers Federation View submission 27 (PDF, 61KB)
28 Viterra View submission 28 (PDF, 43KB)