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 permit applications, we are assisted by state and territory governments in processing some Class 1 and Class 3 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 by the end of 2018.

Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania - Class 1 permit transition

These jurisdictions have successfully completed the return of Class 1 heavy vehicle access permit processing to the NHVR.

Other states - Class 1 and Class 3 permit transition

The NHVR will be undertaking this transition process for remaining states as outlined in the table below.

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 permit application system, the NHVR Portal.

If you would like training on the NHVR Portal please register your interest

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)
Mid/End 2018

Class 1

Class 3

Underway

Underway

Queensland Mid 2018

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).