About access management

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

Applications and forms

The responsibility for issuing permits for the different heavy vehicle classes changes depending on the jurisdiction in which you are travelling. Please see our chart to ensure the NHVR issues the permit you require.

AccessCONNECT Program

The AccessCONNECT Program is improving the way heavy vehicle permits are lodged, assessed and issued across the country with a new online permit solution and digital innovations.

Customer Portal

Before applying, please read the information below to confirm if a permit is required and whether you need to apply to the NHVR or a state/territory jurisdiction for that permit. Do I need an agricultural vehicle permit?

Intelligent Access Program

The IAP uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when, and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network.

Special Purpose Vehicle network development

National SPV notice The National Cass 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (no. 1) (PDF, 1.5MB) (National SPV Notice) authorises the use of Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicles up to 40 tonnes on gazetted networks in participating jurisdictions.

Third-party approvals

Third-party entities are sometimes required by other laws to provide approval, or to be consulted, if vehicle movement exceeds certain mass or dimension limits.