About access management

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

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

The NHVR is not a road owner.  Road funding and maintenance responsibilities belong with state, territory and local governments.

Permit applications and forms

For new access permits, to renew existing access permits, or to amend/cancel an access permit, visit access applications and forms. You can submit your application online or by email, mail or fax. You only need to submit one application and pay a $70 fee for your entire journey.

NHVR Journey Planner

Our interactive online mapping service the NHVR Journey Planner can help you find approved routes for heavy vehicles on the road network and help you to identify the need to submit an access application.

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.

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.

 

Other useful pages

Mass, dimension and loading

Guidelines for granting Access