Four weeks left to enter safety projects for $4 million heavy vehicle grant program

There are only four weeks left for the heavy vehicle industry to apply for crucial project funding through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

The Australian Government will provide approximately $4 million towards Round 8 of the HVSI, to support tangible, implementable industry-led heavy vehicle safety projects that address an existing issue for the transport and logistics sector and all road users.

Submissions close at 5pm AEST Monday 20 February 2023.

For more information on the HVSI program, including the submission process and eligibility, visit

Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

"The Australian Government’s contribution to the latest round of HVSI funding is a golden ticket opportunity for the heavy vehicle industry and its supply chains to improve road safety at the coalface.”

“Ideas for project topics include driver or supply chain skills and training, vehicle safety technologies and improvements, or heavy vehicle educational tools and resources.”

“A new year is the perfect time to reflect and look at how we can improve day-to-day operations and safety on our roads.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Senator Carol Brown:

“We have invested over $33 million across 132 HVSI projects since the grants program commenced in 2016.”

“Project submissions are open to councils, industry and the community to contribute directly towards the themes of safer drivers, safer vehicles or safer road use.”

Quotes attributable to NHVR Chief Executive Officer Sal Petroccitto:

"HVSI grants enable industry to spearhead their own safety project and establish their position as leaders in the field for heavy vehicle safety.”

"I encourage those with a tangible project idea to apply for HVSI funding and help keep heavy vehicles moving safely and efficiently.”