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Updated - Drive! NHVR - All Freight Declared Essential

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

In the past few days as states have closed their borders and Australia increases its national response to #COVID19, there was much uncertainty as to what the "essential services" declaration meant for truckies across Australia. As of Tuesday 25th March, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in conjunction with a commitment from all relevant government bodies declared that "all freight movements will continue, ensuring certainty for heavy vehicle operators." Read Full Story Here: NHVR

Specific States

NATROAD has compiled each state's official wording on border restrictions and freight. Click on each state to see the original statement.

ACT: Road freight considered essential. NSW: Road freight and logistics considered essential. NT: Transport, freight, and logistics exempted – “Any person providing services for the transport or freight of goods and related logistics into, within and out of the Northern Territory, as listed in the Chief Health Officer Directions”.

QLD: Freight is exempted. Online Application for an Entry Pass Now Required for All Essential Services entering QLD. SA: Road freight exempted TAS: Transport, freight, and logistics are exempted. Online Application for an Entry Pass Now Required for an Exemption BEFORE ARRIVAL. VIC: Freight and logistics considered essential. WA: Essential service includes transport, freight, and logistics (exempt from self-quarantine)


As seen in an incredible shot taken yesterday along the Nullabor, heavy vehicle operators are encouraged to expect delays at border crossings amidst closures.

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