The NHVR manages the access of heavy vehicles to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for industry.
The NHVR Route Planner (also known as 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.
Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), road managers have particular responsibilities regarding decision-making for heavy vehicle access to their road network.
The Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation prescribes the size, shape and weight of a heavy vehicle and how it is loaded.
The NHVR has established the National Harmonisation Program to improve heavy vehicle regulation consistency.
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.