The NHVR manages the access of heavy vehicles to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for industry.
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.
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.
The NHVR is improving the access permit process with the online Customer Portal.
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.
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 entities are sometimes required by other laws to provide approval, or to be consulted, if vehicle movement exceeds certain mass or dimension limits.
Gazette notices, permits, and in some cases other laws outside of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, sometimes require third parties and other entities to be contacted and/or consulted to provide permission for travel.