NSW Telematics

The interactive telematics visualisation shows heavy vehicle counts on roads in NSW.

The data currently covers heavy vehicles enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), which is a telematics application used for high productivity vehicles and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in NSW.

The IAP is a national program developed in partnership with all Australian road agencies. It uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network.

To use the visualisation please pan to the area of interest and then select the tick box options. Due to the size of the underlying data the visualisation will take longer to load if multiple options are included.

About the data

Dataset name: NSW Telematics
Data owner: Transport Certification Australia (TCA)
Operator Coverage: Sample of heavy vehicle counts in NSW
Date range: Jan to Dec 2018
Frequency: Annually

Description: The visualisation shows aggregated, de-identified telematics data on NSW roads collected from vehicles enrolled in the IAP.

The telematics data is made available by Transport Certification Australia (TCA) – the Australian entity responsible for administering the IAP and other applications of the National Telematics Framework.

TCA performs a critical, independent role between industry and government in collecting, de-identifying and aggregating telematics data. This provides certainty to stakeholders that transport operator and vehicle-specific data is protected from disclosure to other parties, commercially sensitive information is securely managed, and privacy-by-design principles are upheld.

For further information please contact TCA directly on (03) 8601 4600 or visit their website. To learn more about TCA applications please visit the National Telematics Framework.

Heavy Vehicle Interactive Telematics Map for NSW


The maps present aggregated, de-identified position data generated by vehicles monitored through the IAP. Position records are generated by a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).

The map presents aggregated vehicle position data for individual road segments, including journey counts (including bi-directional movements).

The roads are categorised into three types to improve the usability of the visualisation these are ‘National or State Highway’, ‘Arterial road’ and ‘Sub-arterial road’. These classifications are not based on TfNSW road classifications.

For further information on ‘vehicle type’ visit the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) page Classes of heavy vehicles.


There are limitations to extrapolating the data.

In January 2018 there were 4,500 heavy vehicles enrolled in the IAP program in Australia which increased to 5,300 in January 2019. The number of vehicles enrolled in the IAP accessing NSW roads would be lower. However, as a ‘corridor state’, NSW is exposed to a significant proportion of IAP vehicles which are from interstate.

In 2018 there were 126,500 registered Heavy Trucks and Prime Movers in NSW. The Prime Movers accounted for 22,600 vehicles of that total. Vehicles registered outside NSW also use the road network. Further information can be found on the statistics registration page.

Heavy Vehicle counts can be found on the Traffic Volume Viewer.