The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regulates heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in participating states and territories.
About the HVNL
The HVNL is currently in force in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.
It is underpinned by four sets of regulations:
- Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation
- Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation
- Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation
We are currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the HVNL. For more information, see the Heavy Vehicle National Law review page.
The HVNL is the result of a collaborative process led by the NTC. It involved industry and government to develop a nationally-consistent approach to heavy vehicle legislation and regulation based on model laws developed by the NTC.
The HVNL and its regulations commenced on 10 February 2014.
The HVNL as passed by the Queensland Parliament is adopted for implementation by the other participating states and territories in their parliaments.
For the current laws and regulations, please visit the Queensland Legislation website.