All VicRoads on-road services will transition to the NHVR
All VicRoads on-road services will transition to the NHVR

NHVR takes over Victorian transport on-road services

ALL VicRoads on-road services will transition to the NHVR on Sunday, December 8, with Victoria joining South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said operators would see distinctive NHVR uniforms and vehicles on Victorian roads.

"As a national regulator, the NHVR can provide nationally consistent training and enforcement methods and resources, and undertake more complex, cross-border Chain of Responsibility investigations," Sal said.

"The borderless delivery of these services is another step towards consistency that supports productivity for operators and makes our roads safer for everyone."

As part of the transition the NHVR will also provide escort services to the over-dimensional transport industry-a service previously provided by VicRoads.

Sal Petroccitto at the Fatigue Safety Forum.
Sal Petroccitto at the Fatigue Safety Forum.

Under the new arrangements, NHVR Safety and Compliance Officers will:

  • provide escorts for vehicles carrying very large items
  • conduct compliance check against permits.

The charge-out rate for these services is $227.00 per hour (including GST), with a minimum charge of two hours for weekdays and three hours for weekends and public holidays. These rates and conditions are consistent with those previously applied by VicRoads.

Booking a vehicle escort

To book and escort service email HVescorts@nhvr.gov.au or call 0417 091 454.

Before you book an escort service, ensure you have a permit for the journey as bookings cannot be done without a permit.

Please also ensure invoices for previous bookings have been paid.

For more information go here. 

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