NHVR business hours
From Monday 26 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive, the NHVR offices will close for the Christmas/New Year break. Our Contact Centre will be closed on the national public holidays and open all other business days from 7am–5pm (AEST). During this time, we will continue to process access permit applications, but will not be processing or issuing any other types of applications (ie. Fatigue, NHVAS, PBS or Vehicle Standards).
State and territory road transport agencies have advised of their access permitting business hours during this period, as set out in the 2016/17 Christmas Hours – Access Permits table (PDF, 110KB)
Over the Christmas and New Year period, there are restrictions in place for certain classes of heavy vehicles as outlined in the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF 1.2MB) and the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (no. 1) (PDF, 1.5MB). For vehicles operating under a permit, operators should check the permit's conditions to establish whether travel restrictions are explicitly listed or are referenced in related notices.
There are also additional restrictions that apply in New South Wales and Queensland, as outlined below.
New South Wales
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued information sheets outlining travel conditions for certain classes of heavy vehicle for the Christmas/New Year period:
- 2016 Christmas Holiday Travel Restrictions Load Carrying Vehicles and Special Purpose Vehicles
- 2016 Christmas Holiday Travel Restrictions – Agricultural Vehicles - Please note: Additional restrictions on daylight travel apply to high risk movements.
Travel restrictions for the Christmas/New Year period are applied in the:
- Guideline for Excess Dimension - vehicles carrying indivisible articles, special purpose vehicles and vehicles that require pilot or escort in Queensland, Form 4, Version 8, February 2013 (PDF, 490KB) - Please note: Certain vehicles operating under this Guideline are able to travel to travel during the Christmas curfews as per the Queensland Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Christmas and Easter Derestriction Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Guideline for Excess Dimension Agricultural Vehicles and Agricultural Combinations, Form 14, Version 4 (updated October 2013) (PDF, 303 KB)
For vehicles operating under permit, operators should check the permit's conditions to establish whether travel restrictions are explicitly listed or are referenced in the above notice.