Release of information under a subpoena

Subpoenas should be served on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator at the following address:

The Proper Officer, Executive Director, Regulatory and Legal Services
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

The issuance of subpoenas, including without limitation the required method of their service, may be governed by legislation, including the rules of the Court in which the relevant proceedings have been commenced. Issuing parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries and/or obtain legal advice as they see fit in this regard.

Internal NHVR review

In certain circumstances, you can ask the NHVR to review a decision it has made. You must apply for an internal review:

  • in writing stating the grounds on which you want the decision reviewed
  • within 28 days of being notified about the decision, or
  • within 28 days after receiving a statement of reasons, if an information notice had not been provided and a statement of reasons has been requested.

Once the review decision has been made, we will provide you with a notice outlining the decision and any appeal rights. Please see our Contact us page for contact details to apply in writing.

Appeals

You can appeal to the relevant appeal body in your jurisdiction (for example, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal) regarding a reviewable decision of the NHVR. You can do so up to 28 days after:

  • the NHVR has given them a review notice, or
  • the end of the internal review period, if the internal reviewer does not make a review decision within the period.

This period can be extended by the relevant appeal body but the review notice decision remains in effect until the appeal has been heard or the appeal body places a stay on the NHVR decision.

Legal proceedings

Documents relating to the conduct of legal proceedings (including proceedings commenced in response to a statutory notice issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator under the Heavy Vehicle National Law) should be served on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator at the following address:

The Proper Officer, Executive Director, Regulatory and Legal Services
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006