About the NHVAS

The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) was first offered to industry in 1999 as an alternative compliance scheme, administered by state and territory road transport authorities. It has since evolved as a national formal process for recognising operators who have robust safety management systems in place. It is also increasingly being used to show compliance with general duty requirements under road transport law.

Heavy vehicle operators can apply for accreditation under the following NHVAS modules:

  • Mass Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Fatigue Management (Basic or Advanced)

The NHVAS is managed on a national basis by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). We are the administrators and single point of contact for all NHVAS business including all enquiries, application assessments and granting/maintaining accreditation. 

Joining the NHVAS

The NHVR Portal is used for all NHVAS transactions including submitting an application to join the scheme or maintaining vehicle/driver records.

We recommend that you download and read the relevant guide for the accreditation modules you are interested in before submitting an application.

An application is not complete unless all documents and payment are submitted to the NHVR via the Portal.

The Portal has step by step instruction to successful submit an application. Applications to join the scheme can only be submitted by a company director or the individual that will hold the accreditation. 

The Portal will automatically calculate the relevant NHVAS fees.

When you lodge an application it will be submitted to the relevant team for processing, the majority of applications will be completed in under 14 days. However, for more complex application types such as Advanced Fatigue Management applications, it may take longer due to the complexity of the application and comprehensive review and assessment that must be completed.

NHVAS Accreditation Team

Our dedicated NHVR Accreditation Team is available to help with the development of applications and to answer questions about the status of applications. Contact us for more information.