The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as it stands today is not best practice - it's outdated, complex, long, prescriptive and does not support road safety outcomes. 

To make the law work for the industry, the National Transport Commission (NTC) is leading the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and its supporting regulations.

As a NatRoad member and an owner or operator of heavy vehicles you can provide practical insights to help shape and inform the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Feedback on issues paper

The NTC are seeking feedback on an issues paper about a risk-based approach to regulating heavy vehicles.

The purpose of this paper is to:

  • describe good regulation and options for regulatory approaches
  • summarise the current state of the HVNL
  • identify and confirm problems with the current regulatory approach
  • seek preliminary views on the ways we can improve heavy vehicle regulation.

The first of eight issues papers in a rolling consultation across the first part of 2019 was published on 29 March 2019. View the paper.

NatRoad will be contributing to the review. To share your views contact Richard Calver, Compliance and Workplace Relations Adviser on or call 02 6295 3000. 

You can also share feedback with the NTC online or via written submissions by Friday 31 May 2019.

Next steps

The next two issues papers due for release in late April will explore safer vehicles and effective fatigue management.

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