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 accessed, managed and issued across Australia. A Program within the NHVR, AccessCONNECT was established in late 2014 to improve the access heavy vehicles have to the transport networks.

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.

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.