National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The national regulator for heavy vehicles, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), was formed through an agreement between the Australian, New South Wales, Queensland, Victorian, South Australian, Tasmanian and Australian Capital Territory governments. The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) came into effect in New South Wales in 2014.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is Australia’s independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes of Gross Vehicle Mass.

What is the purpose of the NHVR?

A single national regulator with one rule book is intended to deliver consistent regulatory outcomes. A national approach aims to:

  • improve road safety
  • support a productive, efficient and safe heavy vehicle industry
  • better manage the impact of heavy vehicles on the environment, road infrastructure and public amenities.

Transition of NSW heavy vehicle regulatory services to the NHVR

All NSW heavy vehicle regulatory services and Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS) services transferred to the NHVR on 1 August 2022.