About vehicle standards

The NHVR is responsible for granting vehicle standards exemptions across participating jurisdictions (ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, and Vic).

Heavy vehicle modifications

The NHVR has classified the type of heavy vehicle modifications that require approval, either by an Approved Vehicle Examiner (AVE) or the NHVR.

Roadworthiness Program

The Roadworthiness Program consists of four work-streams being delivered by the NHVR on behalf of Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC).

Vehicle standards fees

The NHVR does not charge for vehicle standards applications. However, operators and owners will incur fees and charges for third-party services associated with vehicle modification, certification and inspection.

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6)

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6): National Code of Practice Heavy Vehicle Modifications, is the national standard for the most common modifications made to heavy vehicles.

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 12 (VSB12)

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 12 (VSB12): Rear Marking Plates for all motor vehicles over 12t GVM and for all trailers over 10t GVM, is the national standard for rear marking plates.

Vehicle Standards Guides

Vehicle Standards Guides provide advice and guidance, on a range of issues regarding heavy vehicle standards and modifications.