Have your say on reform options for a future Heavy Vehicle National Law

Published: 25 Jun 2020

We are pleased to release the consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) as the basis for the next phase of engagement on the HVNL review.

We worked in partnership with governments, the regulator, police and the industry Expert Panel to develop a set of realistic policy reform options for a future HVNL. These are presented and analysed in the RIS.

Reform options cover access, fatigue, assurance, duties, regulatory tools, technology and data, and vehicles. These options are based on your feedback (including more than 250 formal submissions and 350 general submissions via the dedicated HVNL review website) and stakeholder meetings throughout 2019 and 2020.

Complementary document to accompany the RIS

A RIS is typically long and technical, so we’ve developed a complementary short-form document (HVNL 2.0) to outline one potential scenario for the future HVNL. This document, to be released shortly, is designed to describe how a future HVNL could work. We want to hear from you on how you think the new HVNL should work.

Get involved

The RIS represents an exciting step in delivering meaningful reform. The best way to shape the future law is to get involved and have your say. Your views will help us finalise policy options for ministers’ decision in the first half of 2021. 

We are taking a flexible approach to consultation plans and will host a range of online engagement sessions over the coming months. Let us know how you want to get involved by signing up on the HVNL microsite for future updates or emailing us at

Next steps

We are focused on consulting broadly and deeply over the next several months so you can contribute your views on these reform options. We will present formal policy proposals to ministers in the first half of 2021.

Review updates

For more information on the review timeline, upcoming key dates and further program updates, see the HVNL microsite and Twitter.