Work Diary Exemption Permit - Victoria


You will require this permit if you are the driver of a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle and you are unable to fill out a work diary. A fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle is:

  • a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than twelve tonnes
  • a combination with a GVM of more than twelve tonnes
  • a bus that is fitted to carry more than twelve people including the driver.

All drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles are required to fill out a work diary. This exemption may be granted only if you have a literacy or print media impairment that makes using the work diary very difficult. This exemption allows you to nominate an alternate method to record work and rest details. These details are then to be transcribed into a work diary by a nominated person.

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

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • submit the approved form
  • state the period for which the exemption is sought
  • include a letter from a competent person explaining the reason for granting the exemption
  • pay the prescribed fee.

A competent person can be either a:

  • psychologist
  • speech pathologist
  • doctor who has known the driver for more than two years
  • literacy, language and numeracy practitioner
  • person who is qualified to assess the driver's English literacy.

You must carry this exemption permit with you when you are driving.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Not more than three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 Victoria

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:

Fatigue Management Team

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)