About access management

Permit applications processing

The NHVR is currently processing a large number of permit applications. We have additional staff work through the backlog with customers. Please monitor the NHVR Portal for the progress of your application.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) coordinates the access of heavy vehicles to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for industry.

The NHVR facilitates a range of access applications from start to finish by liaising directly with road managers (both state and territory road authorities and local government) to manage the application process and the issue of permits.

The NHVR is not a road owner and is unable to make an access decision on the road managers behalf. Road funding and maintenance responsibilities belong with state, territory and local governments.

Access permit applications

For new permits or to amend/cancel/renew an existing permit, you will need to submit an access application.

Mass Dimension and Loading

Make sure you understand the Mass, dimension and loading requirements of your vehicle.

NHVR Route Planner

The NHVR Route Planner is an interactive, online mapping tool available to plan and save routes for heavy vehicle travel across Australia. It can assist you in finding approved routes for heavy vehicles on a particular road network and highlights where you may be required to submit an access application.

The GIS mapping information displayed within the Route Planner relies on a number of data sets, including government GIS data from the Public Sector Mapping Agency, Google Maps (including Street View) and the commercial dataset, NokiaHERE.

Notices and permit-based schemes

Due to limitations in what web-based mapping services can convey, users need to ensure they consult the relevant gazette notices and permit-based schemes to identify all conditional and route requirements.

State road transport authority mapping services

To assist you further with planning your journey, state road transport authority mapping sites display approved heavy vehicle routes within each state and in some cases allow you to view additional route information. They provide the most up-to-date network access information regarding route descriptions and restrictions.

Subcontracting with Class 2 permits

Class 2 permits and subcontracting information sheet (PDF, 187KB) - Information about passing a Class 2 permit to another relevant party for the purpose of further subcontracting.