State and territory transport authorities manage and administer transactional heavy vehicle registration services, such as new registrations, renewals, changes to registration details and all matters related to the carriage of dangerous goods  Please contact your state or territory transport authority if you require these services.

Although the NHVR plays no direct role in the registration of vehicles, it is part of the national Heavy Vehicle Strategy Group (HVSG) formed at the end of 2016 to bring about consistent heavy vehicle regulatory reform.

The HVSG, which also includes representatives of the federal government, state and territory transport authorities, the National Transport Commission, the Australian Trucking Association and ANZPAA, is currently overseeing the introduction of changes to heavy vehicle registration.