Heavy vehicles

Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) (the HVNL) a heavy vehicleis a vehicle that has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of more than 4.5 tonnes and a combination that includes a vehicle with a GVM or ATM of more than 4.5 tonnes.

Special Purpose Vehicle crane certification

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has integrated the NSW Special Purpose Vehicle Crane certification into the process for importation and registration of new rigid cranes. Find out more about Special Purpose Vehicle crane certification

VSCCS J&P Discussion Paper

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking constructive feedback from industry and community stakeholders regarding the proposed changes to the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme. Find out more about VSCCS J&P Discussion Paper

Heavy vehicle operations are regulated under the HVNL and National Regulations by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The HVNL and Regulations took effect on 10 February 2014. To access the legislation as it applies in NSW go to the NSW Legislation website. Roads and Maritime delivers services under a services agreement with the NHVR.

Some matters are dealt with exclusively by the NHVR, for example, accreditation under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and some matters, such as registration and licensing, are managed exclusively by Roads and Maritime.

In respect of other areas of heavy vehicle operations including compliance and enforcement, vehicle standards, road access and permits Roads and Maritime performs services on behalf of the NHVR and has direct contact with customers in relation to these matters.

Arrangements have been put in place for Roads and Maritime to issue permits for Class 1 and Class 3 heavy vehicles for travel on Roads and Maritime managed roads in NSW.

In this section...

Heavy vehicle licences

Registration

Road access

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)

Intelligent Access Program (IAP)

Grain transport

NSW Livestock Loading Scheme

Safety and compliance

Industry information

Maps and approved roads lists

Notices and Ministerial Orders

Frequently Asked Questions

Documents and forms

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