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Published Date 23 Sep 2021


National Class 2 COVID-19 Health Facility Access Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1)


1.       Purpose


This Notice authorises access to Class 2 heavy vehicles for the purpose of allowing the vehicle’s drivers and occupants to attend specified COVID-19 health facilities.


2.       Authorising provision


1)      This Notice is made under the following provision of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL):


a)      section 138 – Regulator’s power to authorise use of all or stated categories of class 2 heavy vehicles


3.       Title


This authorisation Notice may be cited as the National Class 2 COVID-19 Health Facility Access Authorisation Notice 2021 (No.1).


4.       Commencement date


This Notice commences on 24 September 2021.


5.       Expiry date


This Notice expires on 23 September 2026.


6.       Definitions


1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those in the HVNL and its regulations.


2)      In this Notice:

COVID-19 health facility means a facility, site or location specified on a COVID 19 health facility access map.

COVID-19 health facility access map means a map published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) that refers to this Notice.


7.       Application


1)      This authorisation Notice applies to a Class 2 heavy vehicle that is operating on a stated COVID-19 facility access map for the purpose of attending a COVID-19 facility so that the driver or occupants may:


a)      undergo testing for COVID-19; or

b)      undergo vaccination for COVID-19; or

c)       or access other service delivered at the COVID-19 facility.


2)      This authorisation Notice only applies to a heavy vehicle operating in stated areas or on routes specified in a COVID-19 health facility access map pursuant to section 9 of this Notice.


3)      A heavy vehicle to which this section applies is an eligible vehicle.


8.       Authorisation


1)      Subject to the conditions in this Notice, an eligible vehicle is authorised to operate on the areas and routes specified in section 9.


2)      Only stated categories of class 2 vehicles specified on a COVID-19 health facility access map are authorised to access areas and routes specified on that map.


9.       Condition – Areas and routes (COVID-19 Health Facility Access Maps)


1)      An eligible vehicle operating under this authorisation Notice may operate in areas or on routes set out in a COVID-19 health facility access map, as published by the NHVR.


2)      Only maps published by the Regulator that refer to this Notice are COVID-19 health facility access maps.


3)      For the purposes of section 142(1)(b) of the HVNL, a COVID-19 health facility access map is a stated area or route to which this authorisation Notice applies.


4)      An eligible vehicle operating on an area or route on a COVID-19 health facility access map must comply with the following conditions as specified for routes and areas set out on that map:


a)      Road conditions pursuant to section 160 of the HVNL; and

b)      Travel conditions pursuant to section 161 of the HVNL; and

c)       Vehicle conditions pursuant to section 162 of the HVNL.


Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator