National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual - Victoria


This manual provides information for professionals and the wider industry regarding criteria that must be met for heavy vehicle inspections.
The manual includes specifications for:
  • vehicle and trailer inspections
  • vehicle identification
  • brakes
  • couplings
  • steering and suspension
  • wheels, tyres and hubs
  • structure and body conditions
  • seats and seatbelts
  • lights and reflectors
  • mirrors
  • windscreens and windows
  • engine, driveline and exhaust
  • LPG and LNG vehicles
  • buses
  • trailers
  • motorhomes, caravans and campervans
  • vehicle dimensions.

These standards are consistent across every Australian jurisdiction and must be met by all operators, manufacturers and professionals associated with heavy vehicles.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Contact details

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General Enquiries

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Mailing address: PO BOX 492
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Queensland 7008
Phone: 1300 696 487
Fax: 1300 736 798
Website: National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (Opens in new window)