Get an update on the Heavy Vehicle National Law Review

Public news

The review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is being described as a 'back-to-basics' review that will result in an entirely new performance-based law, based on a series of Issues Papers that will be published over the course of this year, with the first recently released on Risk Based Approach.

This Issues Paper, Risk Based Approach, covers the regulatory style and structure of the HVNL and it outlines, at a high level, a possible approach to heavy vehicle regulation.

If you would like to read the paper, it is available by clicking here.

We have also created a survey and require your input into the HVNL Review. You can access our survey by clicking here.

Your feedback will form the basis for the MTA's recommendations to the National Transport Council for the development of policy options.

To assist you, we have also summarised the issues identified by the Review as limiting the effectiveness of the HVNL. You can access the summary by clicking here. In general, the HVNL Review is intended to result in a performance-based and outcomes-focused set of regulations 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, and
  • provide flexible, outcome-focused compliance options

For any further information on the HVNL Review, click here to contact the MTA's Communications Specialist, Josh Bevan.