The NHVR is an independent regulator for all heavy vehicles in Australia. Established in 2013 as an independent statutory authority pursuant to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. The vision is to have a heavy vehicle industry that is serving the needs of Australia through safety, efficiency and productivity.

The NHVR is based in Brisbane and has a team of staff totalling 260 spread between Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Whilst maintaining a direct relationship with more than:

  • 40,000 road freight businesses.
  • 900,000 vehicles
  • 500 road managers
  • 1,000 authorised officers.

There are also some road transport authorities that deliver various frontline services on behalf of the NHVR. All of which are formalised through service agreements and appropriate delegations.

Engaging with Industry

The NHVR maintains constant engagement with the heavy industry regarding all aspects of service and administration of the Heavy Vehicle National Law. There is also the continuous support and promotion of safety improvements in the industry through information, education and joint safety initiatives. This is achieved with basic email updates through to the Industry Operator Groups (IOG) listed below.

The NHVR is currently calling for applications for round 4 of the program, for which $3.92 million in funding has been made available.

The review will examine the marketplace to identify the best practice approach for the delivery of heavy vehicle safety accreditations as a service to the industry.


The listed frequently asked questions are based on the recent stakeholder engagement with industry, local government agencies and representatives throughout all states and territories. For further information please contact the NHVR.

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