National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Heavy vehicle businesses that operate beyond the WA border will need to comply with the NHVR and the new Heavy Vehicle National Law rules and regulations.
In July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish a set of heavy vehicle laws that would apply consistently across all participating jurisdictions. That set of laws is known as the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
The rules and regulations established under the Heavy Vehicle National Law in each participating jurisdiction will be administered by an independent body known as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
The NHVR head office is based in Brisbane and opened for business in January 2013. The NHVR will initially manage the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and the Performance Based Standards (PBS) services previously provided by the National Transport Commission. Its website and a Customer Contact Centre are already available.
The range of services offered by the NHVR will expand as the Heavy Vehicle National Law becomes established in participating states and territories. Ultimately, the NHVR is intended to become a one-stop-shop across Australia (except WA) for all heavy vehicle road transport business with government.
As the Western Australian Government has not agreed to participate in the NHVR, Western Australia will continue to operate under its current system of rules and regulations. Heavy vehicle businesses that operate beyond the WA border will need to comply with the NHVR and the new Heavy Vehicle National Law rules and regulations.
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The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations commenced in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria on 10 February 2014. In addition to passing the HVNL, states and territories agreed to four regulations made under the national law. The Northern Territory and Western Australia have not commenced the HVNL at this time.