Performance Based Standards Vehicle Approval - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you have built a heavy vehicle according to an approved performance based standards (PBS) design approval. To gain this approval a PBS approved certifier will inspect the heavy vehicle to ensure that it was built according to the design specifications. If the certification inspection is satisfactory, an approval will be issued.

A heavy vehicle is a vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of more than 4.5 tonnes.

Please be aware that your vehicle may have restricted or be denied road access in certain states. You will be notified of any restrictions placed on your vehicle.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

When you are submitting a PBS vehicle approval, you must have regard to:

  • The relevant approved guidelines and rules; and
  • The advice of the PBS Review Panel.

Your application must be made with the approved form and accompanied by:

  • The PBS design approval on which the heavy vehicle was built;
  • A certificate for the vehicle issued by a PBS approved certifier;
  • The prescribed fee; and
  • Any other information requested.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) NSW

Regulation(s) name

Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation (NSW) NSW

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Performance Based Standards

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Mailing address: PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Phone: 1300 696 487
Fax: 1300 736 798