Heavy Vehicle National Law review


We are going back to basics to review the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). Our aim is to deliver a performance-based and outcomes-focused regulation that will:

  • improve safety for all road users
  • support increased economic productivity and innovation
  • simplify administration and enforcement of the law
  • support the use of new technologies and methods of operation
  • provide flexible, outcome-focused compliance options.

Get involved

We have a website dedicated to the HVNL review. It contains information about what we are doing to review and improve the law and how you can get involved. 

For the latest information, focus areas, key dates or to have your say, visit the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review website.

Issues analysis

    The first phase of this program focused on issues identification. We released seven issues papers across 2019:

    1. Risk-based heavy vehicle regulation
    2. Effective fatigue management 
    3. Easy access to suitable routes 
    4. Safe vehicles 
    5. Safe people and safe practices 
    6. Assurance models 
    7. Effective enforcement

    In March 2020, we published a summary of outcomes on what we heard from more than 250 formal and 300 informal submissions. This feedback was used to develop options for the future HVNL.

    In June 2020, we released the consultation regulation impact statement which outlined proposed policy options. Submissions closed on 20 November 2020.