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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.

Next steps

Consultation on two discussion papers closed on Friday, 6 July 2018. For more information visit the submissions page:

There will be no immediate changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) provisions in relation to loss of effluent or fatigue. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will work with the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association and jurisdictions on education and guidance materials to manage loss of effluent. The identified fatigue-related issues will be considered as part of the broader HVNL Review.


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 Josie Thomas
Last Updated: 20/11/2018