Delegations project

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) coordinates a range of access applications from start to finish, liaising directly with industry and road managers to manage applications and issue permits. While the NHVR processes all Class 2 and Class 3 permit applications, we are assisted by state and territory governments in processing some Class 1 permit applications made under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). The National Operational Strategy and Policy Advisory Group has endorsed the return of all access permit delegations and processing back to the NHVR.

Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria

These jurisdictions have successfully completed the return of Class 1 and Class 3 heavy vehicle access permit processing to the NHVR. These application can now be completed in the NHVR Portal

New South Wales Class 3 Delegations Return

The NHVR and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in consultation with local councils commenced the planning for the return of heavy vehicle permit processing to the NHVR during 2018. As part of this project, Class 3 permits in New South Wales will be processed directly through the NHVR from Monday 17 December 2018.

This change will only impact Class 3 permits (e.g. Flat Rack containers, Open Top Containers, Concrete Pipes, Tow Trucks, and Controlled Access Buses).

Customer files

Road Manager files

Please note: The Class 1 (OSOM, SPV, and Agricultural) permit process in NSW will not change as part of the return of Class 3.

New South Wales and Queensland

NHVR and the respective state authority will coordinate training sessions to assist operators and drivers to lodge and track applications and to road managers to process consent requests in the NHVR Portal

Permit transfer date

The table below outlines the target dates for transferring permit processing from jurisdictions back to the NHVR.

Jurisdiction Transfer date Permit type Status
Australian Capital Territory Completed

Class 1

Class 3

With NHVR

With NHVR

New South Wales
(including councils)

2019

Completed

Class 1

Class 3

Underway

With NHVR

Queensland

2019

Completed

Class 1

Class 3

Underway

With NHVR

South Australia Completed

Class 1

Class 3

With NHVR

With NHVR

Tasmania Completed

Class 1

Class 3

With NHVR

With NHVR

Victoria Completed

Class 1

Class 3

With NHVR

With NHVR

For more information on the NHVR Delegations Project, contact Annette Finch, Project Director at annette.finch@nhvr.gov.au or call 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487).