Moving livestock made easy

New National Operation Advice (NOA) from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will remove the requirement to include registration numbers from Class 3 Livestock Vehicle permits.

23 November 2020

Media release

Record funding call for heavy vehicle safety programs

Australian heavy vehicle safety programs will receive another significant boost with the launch of Round 6 of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

20 November 2020

Media release

National Road Safety Week time to focus on saving lives

Australians are being urged to consider how they can help ensure everyone gets home safely as National Road Safety Week to honour and remember the lives lost on our roads begins on Sunday.

15 November 2020

Media release

Giving drivers a choice - Australia's first electronic diaries approved

Australian heavy vehicle drivers will now have a choice in how they record their work and rest hours, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator approving the first Electronic Work Diaries (EWD).

12 November 2020

Media release

The road-building Morrison Government: Scott Buchholz

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has completed a week long trip in Far North and Western Queensland with local mayors to see the Federal LNP Government’s 10-year, $110 billion nation-wide Infrastructure…

10 November 2020

Media release

Budget 2020: Federal Budget prioritises life-saving road safety investments

The Australian Government is directly investing $2 billion in the 2020-21 Budget towards road safety initiatives, continuing efforts to reduce road trauma in Australia.

07 October 2020

Media release

Over $290 million in federal funding flows for bridges and heavy vehicle safety

More than 350 projects will share in more than $290 million in Australian Government funding under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP). 

29 September 2020

Media release

Drive safely these school holidays

As school holidays begin across the country, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott…

18 September 2020

Media release

Help make freight transport more productive

The Australian Government is calling on freight operators to help improve key freight routes by giving feedback on local government infrastructure assets.

27 August 2020

Media release

Federal funding to support life-saving Driver Reviver site in Forde

The Ormeau Driver Reviver will receive Australian Government funding to invest in high-impact signs to raise awareness of the life-saving rest facility and keep road safety front of drivers’ minds.

24 August 2020

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National Freight Data Hub Options Paper released

Today's release of an Options Paper for the National Freight Data Hub is the next step in improving national freight data.

24 August 2020

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Rural road users urged to take road safety seriously

The Australia Government has joined the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), in urging all motorists using rural roads to reconsider their behaviour and put road safety first, during this Rural Road Safety Month and beyond…

08 August 2020

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Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 92 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads over the next two years.

07 August 2020

Media release

More action taken to keep Australian freight moving

National Cabinet has taken further action today to keep Australian freight moving safely by formalising a Freight Movement Code.

07 August 2020

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