Changes to heavy vehicle registration

Changes to heavy vehicle registration are being progressively introduced to benefit industry by introducing common practices, processes and fees, making it easier and cheaper to operate by reducing cross-border red tape and fleet-management administrative costs.

The first of these changes will be rolled out from 1 July 2018 and will include the following initiatives:

  • a new national heavy vehicle plate and nationally consistent plate fee in participating states and territories (jurisdictions)
  • more jurisdictions removing heavy vehicle registration labels
  • the option for fleet operators across all jurisdictions to set common registration expiry dates.

In addition, from 1 October 2018, operators will have free read-only access to fleet registration details on our digital platform - the NHVR Portal.

Heavy vehicle registration changes fact sheet (PDF, 732KB)

For information about changes to FIRS, please:

For enquiries about how other heavy vehicle registration changes may impact you, please contact your state or territory transport authority on the phone number listed below:

State/territory Phone number
NSW 13 22 13
VIC 13 11 71
QLD 13 23 80
WA 13 11 56
SA 13 10 84
TAS 1300 135 513
NT 1300 654 628
ACT 13 22 81