Heavy Vehicle Road Reform
The Australian Government is working with state, territory and local governments, as well as industry and community stakeholders, to progress Heavy Vehicle Road Reform. This work is being overseen by Transport and Infrastructure Ministers.
Possible reform measures being contemplated under Heavy Vehicle Road Reform can be categorised as either “demand side” reforms (changes aimed at influencing consumption of road services) or “supply side” reforms (changes to the way in which road services are provided).
The current focus of Transport and Infrastructure Ministers is consideration of supply side reforms. At the request of Transport and Infrastructure Ministers, public consultation was conducted in 2020 on proposed changes to the way heavy vehicle charges are set and invested. More information about the consultation is available at the consultation page.
For more information on Heavy Vehicle Road Reform, visit Background on Heavy Vehicle Road Reform
or see the November 2019 summary paper Current Direction of Heavy Vehicle Road Reform PDF: 376 KB DOCX: 37 KB.
Find out more about the 2020 public consultation on proposed changes to the way heavy vehicle charges are set and invested.
The regulation impact statement on independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges was provided to the Transport and Infrastructure Council in November 2019.
Continuing to prioritise progress on supply-side Heavy Vehicle Road Reform while testing alternative charging options through the National Pilot.
To support the development and implementation of heavy vehicle road reform, the department, from time to time, seeks expert analysis on various reform components.