Journey Planner

State road transport authority mapping sites

To assist you further with planning your journey, the following state road transport authority mapping sites display authorised heavy vehicle routes within each state.

Launch the NHVR Journey Planner

The NHVR Journey Planner is an interactive online mapping service. It maps and displays the following approved routes for use by heavy vehicles:

  • B-double
  • B-triple
  • 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.

South Australia RAVnet transition

In 2018, approved heavy vehicle network maps for South Australia will transition from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) RAVnet Online Map System to the NHVR Route Planner. Find out more...

Network changes

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

ACT Road closures
NSW Transport for NSW Live Traffic NSW
Qld Queensland Traffic and Travel Information
SA SA outback roads reports
Traffic - SA
Tas Tasmanian Police Community Alerts
Tasmanian Road Closures and Delays
Vic VicTraffic

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.


See Journey Planner FAQs for more information.