The NHVAS is a formal process for recognising operators who have robust safety and other management systems in place.

Please note: Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) came into effect on 1 July 2017. In line with the existing offence relating to displaying a mass management label, the HVNL has been amended to include maintenance management for the same offence.

Accreditation labels for mass and/or maintenance management must be placed so they can be read from the outside of the vehicle and are not wholly or partly obscured, defaced or otherwise not legible. Penalties may apply to both the operator and driver, with a penalty infringement of $324.

About the NHVAS

The NHVAS is a formal process for recognising operators who have robust safety and other management systems in place.

Audit framework and requirements

Under the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards and Independent Audit Framework, all audits are to be conducted by an approved independent auditor.

Active Vehicle Module (AVM) search

The Active Vehicle Module (AVM) search allows you to check in real time if a vehicle is currently nominated in the Mass and/or Maintenance modules of the NHVAS.

Business Rules and Standards

The NHVAS Business Rules and Standards and Advanced Fatigue Management Business Rules outline the requirements for entry to and participation in the NHVAS.

Eligibility requirements

The NHVAS Business Rules and Advanced Fatigue Management Business Rules outline the requirements for entry and participation in the NHVAS.

NHVAS Approved Auditors

This page contains the list of NHVAS Approved Auditors who can audit an NHVAS management system on behalf of the NHVR.

NHVAS Review

The NHVR is currently undertaking a review of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).

Timeframes and penalties

The NHVAS imposes strict timeframes on scheme members in relation to lodgement of audits and renewal of applications. These timeframes are used to monitor operator compliance.

Voluntary exit

Outline of the steps to take to leave the NHVAS, including your exit requirements.