Minister: Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads


Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 No. 21

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
12 October 2012

certain provs commenced

26 February 2013 2013 Act No. 4
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
10 February 2014 2013 Act No. 42013 Act No. 26

majority of provs commenced

RA s 44

RA changes made in this reprint were reversed in the 25 August 2017 version

29 September 2014 2014 Act No. 43
11 June 2015 28 February 2017 2015 Act No. 6
06 February 2016 10 April 2017 2015 Act No. 12

RA ss 30, 44

RA changes made in this reprint were reversed in the 25 August 2017 version

11 February 2016 11 April 2018

prov exp 10 February 2016

01 July 2017 12 April 2018 2016 Act No. 65
25 August 2017 03 July 2018 2017 Act No. 25
01 July 2018 05 July 2018 2018 Act No. 10

prov commenced

11 September 2018 17 September 2018 2018 Act No. 18

RA s 44

01 October 2018 31 July 2019 2016 Act No. 652018 Act No. 102018 Act No. 18
12 September 2019 17 September 2019 2019 Act No. 25

Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 No. 21

date of assent 29 August 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pts 1–4 commenced 12 October 2012 (2012 SL No. 175)

orig sch chs 1, 12, 13 pt 13.4, 14, sch 1 commenced 12 October 2012 (2012 SL No. 175)

remaining provisions of orig sch never proclaimed into force and om 2013 No. 4 s 12

pres sch pts 1.1–1.3, ch 12, ss 705 and 707, pts 13.4–13.6, pt 14.1, s 755, sch 1 commenced 26 February 2013 (see s 2A (1) as ins 2013 No. 4 s 4)

prev sch ch 2 never proclaimed into force and om 2018 No. 10 s 17

pres s 84 comm 1 July 2018 (see s 2(1)–(2))

remaining provisions commenced 10 February 2014 immediately after the commencement of the Transport and Other Legislation (Heavy Vehicle National Law) Amendment Act 2013, pt 2 (2014 SL No. 5)

Note—AIA s 15DA  does not apply (see s 2(3))

Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Act 2013 No. 4

date of assent 26 February 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 10 (to the extent it ins pt 4 divs 1–3) commenced 10 February 2014 (2014 SL No. 4)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation (Heavy Vehicle National Law) Amendment Act 2013 No. 26 pts 1–2

date of assent 03 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 February 2014 immediately after the commencement of the provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Act 2013 commenced on that day (2014 SL No. 6)

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 110(1) sch 3 pt 1, 111 sch 4

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 43 ss 1, 2(a), pt 3

date of assent 05 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 September 2014 (2014 SL No. 217)

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 6 pts 1, 3

date of assent 11 June 2015

commenced on date of assent

Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Act 2015 No. 12

date of assent 24 September 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 February 2016 (2015 SL No. 186)

Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 65

date of assent 09 December 2016

ch 2 (other than ss 11, 12) comm 1 October 2018 (2018 SL No. 142) (postponed commencement 10 December 2018 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2017 SL No. 217))

ss 11, 12 comm 1 October 2018 (2018 SL No. 142) (postponed commencement 10 December 2018 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2017 SL No. 217)) (amdts could not be given effect)

ch 3 comm 1 July 2017 (2017 SL No. 102)

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 25

date of assent 25 August 2017

pts 1, 3, 6, 8–11, 12 (except ss 8587, 92, 93) 13, pt 14 divs 5, 7 (except s 122), 9 (except s 130), pt 15 comm on date of assent

Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 10

date of assent 18 June 2018

pts 2–3, 8, ss 1215, 17–18, 24–31, 35–41 comm 1 July 2018 (see s 2(2))

ss 16, 32–34, 43 comm 1 October 2018 immediately after the comm of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016, s 10 (see s 2(1))

ss 19–23, 42, 45(1) comm 1 October 2018 (2018 SL No. 143)

Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Act 2018 No. 18

date of assent 11 September 2018

pt 2, sch 1 (amdt of Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018) comm on date of assent

pt 3, sch 1 (amdt of Heavy Vehicle National Law) comm 1 October 2018, immediately after the commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018, s 16 (see s 2)

Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2019 No. 25

date of assent 12 September 2019

chs 1–2, sch 1 comm on date of assent

Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill 2019

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