Journey Planner

Journey Planner will be replaced by Route Planner on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Route Planner is an improved version of Journey Planner that is contained within the NHVR Portal. Route Planner is updated more frequently and also displays road manager boundaries and map layers such as pre-approved routes, making it easier to plan heavy vehicle journeys.

Start using the Route planner tool

By using the Route Planner you agree to the NHVR Portal - Terms of Use.

By using the Journey Planner you agree to the following Terms of Use.

Journey Planner - Terms of Use

By using the Journey Planner, you accept all of its terms (including these Terms of Use and the NHVR Privacy Policy).

We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms of Use at any time. You should check these Terms of Use from time to time to make sure you are aware of any changes.

The material, information, maps and publications (‘data’) presented and available in the Journey Planner is distributed as an indicative information source only and is not legal advice to the User.

Users should always seek their own legal advice.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), despite its best efforts, makes no statements, representations or warranties about the accuracy, currency or completeness of any data contained within the Journey Planner.

The NHVR disclaims all responsibility and liability (including without limitation liability for negligence) for any loss, damage, expense and costs arising from any data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason resulting from your access to, use of, or downloading of any material from the Journey Planner.

The NHVR makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, suitability, merchantability of the data used in the Journey Planner.

To the extent permitted by law, the NHVR is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained to any natural person or corporation or their personal property and including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission deliberate or negligent by the NHVR or its servants or agents in connection with the arrangement for the supply, or the supply of any goods or services by any person to the purchaser of the goods or services, and where applicable, to any persons accompanying the purchaser.

The NHVR makes no warranties that the data provided in the Journey Planner is free from infection by computer viruses or other contamination, or that data access will not be interrupted.

Copyright of all data presented in the NHVR Journey Planner including source codes and content, except for data produced by others and reproduced with permission, is vested in the NHVR.

The User acknowledges that it has no rights of ownership in the data (including source codes) presented in the Journey Planner and acknowledges that all intellectual rights including copyright in the material are retained by MapInfo Australia Pty Ltd, Public Sector Mapping Authority Australia Pty Ltd, HERE (Nokia), MDS, Microsoft, Geoscience Australia, ESRI Australia,  and/or the NHVR.

The User also acknowledges that MapInfo Australia Pty Ltd and Public Sector Mapping Authority Australia Pty Ltd do not guarantee the accuracy of completeness of the data supplied and do not make any warranty about the material.

The User agrees that both MapInfo Australia Pty Ltd and Public Sector Mapping Authority Australia Pty Ltd are not liable for any loss or damage including consequential (including economic) loss or damage from use of the data.

Data provided via and in the Journey Planner is only for the personal use of the User in the ordinary course of its business. On selling or distribution of the data for reward or otherwise to any other third party is strictly prohibited and will result in legal action, including prosecution.

The User shall not use the data, nor the Journey Planner itself, with the intention or effect of encroaching upon, or infringing the privacy of any individual or corporation.

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.

User guide and learning material

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 on the Access network changes page.

Traffic advisory services

Jurisdiction Service Website
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 notices to identify all conditional and route requirements.

National key freight routes map

The National key freight routes map is hosted by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities and provides a detailed picture of the road and rail routes connecting Australia's nationally significant places for freight, including ports, airports and intermodal terminals. The map provides a policy tool to inform strategic planning, operational and investment decisions across the Australian freight network.