Heavy vehicle accreditation - Queensland


You will need this accreditation if you intend to operate a heavy vehicle. A heavy vehicle is a vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATV) of more than 4.5 tonnes.

There are four types of heavy vehicle accreditation:

  • Maintenance management accreditation: exempts your vehicle from the requirement to be inspected before renewal of registration.
  • Mass management accreditation: allows access to additional mass concessions.
  • Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) accreditation: allows the drivers of the vehicle to operate under BFM hours.
  • Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) accreditation: allows the drivers of the vehicle to operate under AFM hours.

Information on BFM and AFM hours are available from the Regulator.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for accreditation you must:

  • have a relevant management system in place for operations to be carried out under the accreditation
  • be able to comply with the heavy vehicle standards
  • be a suitable person to hold accreditation.

Other requirements apply for specific types of accreditation.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All NHVAS applications and forms (Opens in new window)

Additional information

If you intend to operate a heavy vehicle at higher mass limits, your vehicle must meet certain requirements. Please review the attached resource for more information.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Mailing address: PO BOX 492
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Phone: 1300 696 487
Fax: 1300 736 798
Email: accreditation@nhvr.gov.au
Website: About the NHVAS (Opens in new window)