Transitional notices are gazette notices, guidelines, exemptions and other legal instruments made under state and territory legislation prior to the commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). The NHVR has not remade these notices, instead they continue to exist in their current form and have ‘transitioned’ as if made under the HVNL. All known transitional notices that are still in effect are listed below.
Transitional notices expire on their stated expiry dates or on 9 February 2019 if no expiry date is stated in the notice. All transitional notices will be reviewed before their expiry date and remade into NHVR notices as necessary in consultation with their original jurisdictional makers.
Please note: Transitional notices remain as originally created by states and territories. They are given effect under s748 of the HVNL. Any references to repealed legislative instruments in these notices must be interpreted under the relevant corresponding section of the HNVL. All conditions in these notices are still in effect. The notice itself will state whether you need to carry any documents. This information is provided as a guide and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
- Notices that must be carried (PDF, 138KB) updated 24 July 2018 – lists the gazette notices that are legally required to be carried by drivers of heavy vehicles operating under those notices.
- Compliance bulletin 5 – Carriage and presentation of documents (PDF, 82KB) – advice on what documents need to be carried when operating a heavy vehicle and how they should be presented (including electronic copies) if intercepted.