Christmas/New Years business hours and travel restrictions 2017/18

Christmas/New Years business hours

From Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive, the NHVR offices will close for the Christmas/New Year break. Our call 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 2017/18 Christmas Hours - Access Permits table (PDF, 106KB).

Christmas/New Years travel restrictions

Over the Christmas and New Year period, there are travel restrictions in place for certain Class 1 heavy vehicles as outlined below. Please note: For vehicles operating under a permit, operators should check the permit's conditions to establish whether Christmas or public holiday travel restrictions are explicitly listed or are referenced in related notices.

Australian Capital Territory

No specific Christmas restrictions in place.

New South Wales

Details of the travel requirements during Christmas holiday 2017/18 are also outlined in the following fact sheets:


South Australia

No specific Christmas restrictions in place.


No specific Christmas restrictions in place.


Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF 1.2MB)

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