Route Planner

Journey Planner has now been replaced by Route Planner as of Thursday 27 June 2019.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.

Launch the NHVR Route Planner

The NHVR Route 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 Route Planner to help plan a heavy vehicle route and identify where an access permit application may need to be made. Routes can be saved and used as part of an application for an access permit.


User guide and learning material

Alternatively, view these resources on the NHVR Portal Help Centre.


Network changes

Changes to state road transport authority map networks are regularly provided to the NHVR to upload into the Route 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 http://www.tccs.act.gov.au/roads-paths/act_public_road_closures
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
www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads
www.traffic.sa.gov.au
Tas Tasmanian Police Community Alerts
Tasmanian Road Closures and Delays
http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts
http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/closures_delays
Vic VicTraffic http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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.