Access management

The NHVR manages the access of heavy vehicles to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for industry.

Journey Planner

The NHVR Journey Planner is an interactive online mapping service. It maps and displays approved routes for use by heavy vehicles.


Heavy vehicle licensing and procedures (e.g. training, tests and endorsements) are still administered by state and territory road authorities.

Local government road managers

Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), road managers have particular responsibilities regarding decision-making for heavy vehicle access to their road network.

Mass, dimension and loading

The Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation controls the size, shape and weight of a heavy vehicle and how it is loaded.

Performance-Based Standards

The Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Scheme offers the heavy vehicle industry the potential to achieve higher productivity and safety through innovative and optimised vehicle design.


Heavy vehicle registration and all matters related to the carriage of dangerous goods are still administered by state and territory road transport authorities.