National Compliance Information System (NCIS)
The National Compliance Information System (NCIS) is a national set of heavy vehicle-related compliance and monitoring data captured using state and territory cameras and monitoring systems. It contains nation-wide information about Australia’s heavy vehicles, their movements, drivers and operators, providing a truly national picture of the heavy vehicle fleet.
The NCIS facilitates data-sharing across state and territory borders, allowing the NHVR and partner agencies to deliver a nationally coordinated approach to targeting unsafe and non-compliant behaviours.
The benefits of the NCIS include:
- better targeting of unsafe practices
- fewer delays and increased productivity for compliant operators
- improved road safety for all road users.
The NCIS program commenced in 2015 and is co-funded by the Commonwealth Government through NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative for additional cameras and data sharing.
National Safety Camera Network
The NCIS is supported by the National Safety Camera Network, a national network of cameras used to collect heavy vehicle compliance and monitoring data that feeds into the NCIS.
In 2017, new cameras were installed in five sites in Victoria and one site in Queensland.
Fifty additional camera sites have been identified as priority locations across all states and territories, and in 2018, cameras will be installed at six of these sites across Victoria, Queensland, ACT and South Australia.
Once installation at all sites is complete, the integrated camera network will provide complete national visibility of Australia’s heavy vehicle activities.
In 2017, the NHVR worked with jurisdictions and partner agencies to conduct four compliance operations to test and prove the value of the NCIS: Operation SnowSafe, Harvest, Kingsize and Wake-Up.
Operation SnowSafe focused on the safe travel of coaches heading to the snowfields, Operation Harvest looked at safe movement of agricultural machinery, Operation Kingsize targeted overweight loads and Operation Wake-Up focused on driver hours and fatigue management.
In 2018, the NHVR will lead more on-road compliance operations to continue efforts to improve safety on Australia’s major freight networks.