Schemes

For Service Providers

The following tables summarise the operating arrangements in place for various applications of the National Telematics Framework.

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Scheme Jurisdiction Specific location(s) Who’ll be interested?  Summary of access arrangement Benefits Getting started
Oversize Overmass (OSOM) Vehicle Movement Scheme NSW Across New South Wales Transport operators of Class 1 OSOM vehicles Eligible vehicles opting to enrol in RIM can access 12 month permits rather than 3 month permits Reduced red tape 1. Transport for NSW will announce operating arrangements soon.
2. Comply with operating conditions set out in the TfNSW Class 1 OSOM permit.
3. Notify your registered provider of RIM for monitoring to begin.
Safety, Productivity, Construction and Environment Transport Scheme (SPECTS) NSW Greater Sydney: Sydney Newcastle Wollongong Transport operators involved in construction activities Eligible vehicles can carry extra mass. Note: dependency on type of vehicle Increased payloads 1. Comply with operating conditions set out in the SPECTS Business Rules.
2. Notify the registered provider of RIM for monitoring to begin.
Farm Gate Access Scheme NSW NSW Farm Gate Access Network Transport operators transporting livestock or grain on restricted access vehicle (RAV) networks and on first and last mile journeys to or from the ‘farm gate’ Increased access on RAV networks to and from the ‘farm gate’ Increased access 1. Comply with the operating conditions included in the applicable Notice*.
2. Notify the registered provider of RIM for monitoring to begin.
Port Botany Container Movement Efficiency Scheme NSW Port Botany Transport operators involved in transporting containers in and out of Port Botany Increased mass limits (CML) without needing the Mass Management Module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). Increased payloads Cost savings associated with NHVAS accreditation (particularly for smaller operators). 1. Comply with the operating conditions included in the Port Botany Container Efficiency Notice.
2. Notify the registered provider of RIM for monitoring to begin.
RIM PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Schemes NSW Approved routes or networks in New South Wales Transport operators of PBS Level 1–4 vehicles operating in New South Wales Increased network access for PBS Level 1–4 vehicles Increased access 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the registered provider of RIM for monitoring to begin.
RIM Express Any state or territory in Australia or NZ Approved routes as described in permit or Notice Transport operators requiring immediate, short-term monitoring of an eligible vehicle for up to one month, and where the service provider may or may not be registered or certified as an ASP by TCA Eligible vehicles can travel on routes as described in a permit or Notice Increased short-term access at short notice 1. Comply with permit or Notice conditions.
2. Notify the nominated provider of RIM for monitoring to begin (TCA will verify that the provider can provide minimum application services for the RIM application).

* For the Farm Gate Access Scheme, the applicable Notice is either the NSW Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice or the NSW Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice.

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Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA)

Scheme Jurisdiction Specific location(s) Who’ll be interested? Summary of access arrangement  Benefits Getting started
Higher Mass Limits (HML) Scheme NSW Approved routes or networks in New South Wales Transport operators of HML vehicles operating in New South Wales Required as a condition of operating under the NSW HML notice Using TMA as an option offers a more flexible, cost effective approach to managing HML loading. 1. Comply with the conditions of the notice.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Livestock Loading Scheme NSW Regional New South Wales Transport operators of B-Triple and AB-Triple vehicles, seeking to take up the option of TMA for vehicle monitoring Increased access of B-Triple and AB-Triple vehicles to the NSW Livestock Loading Scheme network. Increased access.
Using TMA as an option offers a more flexible, cost effective approach to managing HML loading.
1. Comply with the conditions included in the New South Wales Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Schemes NSW Approved routes or networks in New South Wales Transport operators of PBS Level 1–4 vehicles operating in New South Wales Increased network access for PBS Level 1–4 vehicles Increased access 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Hill Descent Monitoring – Mount Ousley Scheme NSW Mount Ousley, Princes Highway Transport operators involved in transporting coal or other essential goods down Mount Ousley A-Double combinations can operate at concessional mass limits on Mount Ousley Increased access and improved safety down the steep descent at Mount Ousley 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
PBS Vehicle Monitoring Scheme TAS Approved routes or networks in Tasmania Transport operators of PBS vehicles operating in Tasmania New network access for 
PBS-approved A-Doubles or 30 m B-Doubles.
Productivity and safety gains by using PBS vehicles on approved parts of the Tasmanian road network   1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Have Category B or C type-approved OBM systems fitted to the combination.
3. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Monitoring Scheme TAS Approved routes or networks in Tasmania Transport operators of SPVs such as cranes operating in Tasmania Improved network access Increased payloads Access to new parts of the network, that may have previously been not permitted. 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Hill Descent Monitoring – Roelands Hill Scheme WA Roelands Hill, Coalfields Highway Transport operators involved in transporting primary produce from regional areas 36.5-meter Category 7 (A) AB-triple combinations, with a tri-axle dolly and tri-axle trailers can operate at concessional mass limits on Roelands Hill Transport operators can avoid the need to decouple vehicles to access metropolitan locations and ports (via Roelands Hill) 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Hill Descent Monitoring – Lesmurdie Hill Scheme WA Lesmurdie Hill, Welshpool Road East Transport operators involved in transporting primary produce from regional areas PBS Level 2B vehicles can operate at concessional mass limits on Lesmurdie Hill Transport operators can avoid the need to decouple vehicles to access metropolitan locations and ports (via Lesmurdie Hill) 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
Hill Descent Monitoring – Greenmount Hill Scheme WA Greenmount Hill, Great Eastern Highway Transport operators involved in transporting primary produce from regional areas PBS Level 2B vehicles can operate at concessional mass limits on Greenmount Hill Transport operators can avoid the need to decouple vehicles to access metropolitan locations and ports (via Greenmount Hill) 1. Comply with permit conditions.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.
TMA High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring Schemes* VIC Approved routes or networks in Victoria Transport operators of HPFVs operating in Victoria Improved network access for HPFVs Productivity and safety gains by using HPFVs on approved parts of the Victorian road network Comply with Class 2 permit issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)
TMA Special Purpose Vehicle Monitoring Schemes** VIC Approved routes or networks in Victoria Transport operators of SPVs operating in Victoria Improved network access for SPVs An alternate option to enrolment in IAP for SPVs on approved parts of the Victorian road network Comply with Class 1 permit issued by the NHVR
TMA Victorian Road Train Monitoring Scheme VIC Approved routes or networks in Victoria Transport operators of road trains operating in Victoria Improved network access for road trains Productivity and safety gains by using road trains on approved parts of the Victorian road network 1. Comply with permit or National Class 2 Road Train Authorisation Notice 2022 issued by the NHVR.
2. Notify the certified provider of TMA for monitoring to begin.

* High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring: for location monitoring, eligible vehicles may also, or alternatively, be enrolled in the related IAP High Productivity Freight Vehicle Monitoring Scheme.

** Special Purpose Vehicle Monitoring (Victoria): eligible vehicles may also, or alternatively, be enrolled in an applicable IAP Special Purpose Vehicle Monitoring scheme.

Last updated on 23 August 2022