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We have an ongoing process of review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) to ensure it remains current, relevant and effective.

Heavy Vehicle National Law maintenance

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The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is periodically reviewed to ensure the law, and subordinate regulations, remain contemporary, nationally-consistent, efficient, effective, and aligned with agreed policy.

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Routine periodic reviews of the HVNL will not be progressed during the review of the HVNL. For more information, see the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review project page. 


Led by the NTC, the HVNL is the result of a collaborative process involving industry and government to develop a nationally consistent approach to heavy vehicle legislation and regulation based on the model laws.

The NTC has ongoing responsibility for the maintenance of the HVNL, comprising primary legislation and supporting regulations that commenced in February 2014.

For more information, or to access a copy of the HVNL or Regulations, please visit the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

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Project Manager Robert Chamberlain
Last Updated: 15/4/2019