Christmas business hours and travel restrictions

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)

Travel restrictions

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:

Queensland

Travel restrictions for the Christmas/New Year period are applied in the:

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.

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