Heavy Vehicle Accreditation - Victoria


You may want to apply for this accreditation if you operate a heavy vehicle or vehicles. A heavy vehicle is a vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATV) of more than 4.5 tonnes. The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme is a formal process for recognising heavy vehicle operators with robust safety measures in place.

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.

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.

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 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 Victoria

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Contact details

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