The NHVR Journey Planner is an interactive online mapping service. It maps and displays the following approved routes for use by heavy vehicles:
- Higher Mass Limits (HML)
- Performance-Based Standards (PBS)
- road trains
- some commodity routes.
Please note: the networks shown are indicative only and should be confirmed using the relevant state road transport authority mapping site.
You can use the Journey Planner to help plan a heavy vehicle journey and identify where an access permit application may need to be made. Journeys can be saved and used as part of an application for an access permit.
See the Journey Planner user guide (PDF, 2.2MB) for more information.
Changes to state road transport authority map networks are regularly provided to the NHVR to upload into the Journey Planner. Every month we publish a summary sheet outlining all the changes that have occured. To view these changes or to subscribe to receive these updates via email, please visit the Access network changes page.
Traffic advisory services
|NSW||Transport for NSW Live Traffic NSW||www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html|
|Qld||Queensland Traffic and Travel Information||https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/|
|SA||SA outback roads reports
Traffic - SA
|Tas||Tasmanian Police Community Alerts
Tasmanian Road Closures and Delays
Notices and permit-based schemes
Users need to ensure they consult the relevant national and state HVNL and transitional notices to identify all conditional and route requirements.
Key freight route maps
The key freight route maps represent the key road and rail routes that connect the nationally significant places for freight in Australia. The maps are intended to inform decisions by governments and industry on commercial, regulatory and policy initiatives. It is envisaged that the maps will evolve over time in response to changes in actual freight movements and the factors that affect those movements.
User guides and learning materials
We have also created range of e-learning and scenario videos to help you use the Journey Planner.
- Journey Planner landing page e-learning videos
- Journey Planner toolbar e-learning videos
- Journey Planner pane e-learning videos
- Scenario 1 - Planning a Road Train journey
- Scenario 2 - Planning a B-double journey
- Scenario 3 - Planning a PBS journey
- Scenario 4 - Planning a B-double Commodity journey
- Scenario 5 - Road Train access permit application
See Journey Planner FAQs for more information.