Electronic Work Diary

An Electronic Work Diary (EWD) is an electronic device or system approved by the NHVR, to monitor and record the work and rest times of a driver and is a voluntary alternative to the written work diary.

The public consultation period on the draft EWD Policy Framework and Standards has closed. The NHVR received majority support for commencing EWD services and has released a Notice of Final Rule Making (NFRM1702) to advise the outcome of all feedback received.

The NHVR has commenced assessment and approval of electronic recording systems.

EWD Approval Register

There are currently no approved EWDs.

Register your intent

The NHVR invites technology providers and transport operators interested in developing an EWD to register their proposal and intention to apply for approval.

Please note: Registering your intent is not an application and after registering you are under no obligation to apply for approval.

Apply for approval

Note: Drivers and transport operators do not need to apply to use an EWD that’s already been approved by the NHVR. Only technology providers developing an EWD must complete the application process.

Please complete the EWD Application form and return it to the NHVR. Ensure that the application is completed in full and all required supporting documentation listed on the application is provided.

You will require a number of additional resources prior to submitting your application. To obtain your copy of this information please request an Application Toolkit by emailing fatigue.management@nhvr.gov.au


Drivers, transport operators, record keepers and authorised officers will have the same functions and obligations using EWDs as they do for the written work diary.