The National Telematics Framework facilitates the creation and use of offerings and applications by using a common infrastructure rules through a government endorsed digital business platform.



The National Telematics Framework is a digital business platform consisting of infrastructure and rules that support an open marketplace of telematics and related intelligent technology providers.

The National Telematics Framework:

  • Provides a national platform for the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies
  • Supports different applications across regulatory, contractual and commercial needs
  • Supports different levels of assurance
  • Is outcome focussed and encourages innovation.

The adoption of the National Telematics Framework for the delivery of offerings and applications both for public policy and private decision making is a world first. It has positioned Australia as the leader in the delivery of such services through the advent of the digital economy.

The National Telematics Framework was established following a series of decisions made by Responsible Ministers between 2003 and 2008 and was globally recognised as an International Standard (ISO 15638) in 2012.

The National Telematics Framework brings together producers and consumers to create and utilise offerings and applications, which take advantage of the common digital business platform.

The National Telematics Framework consists of a common set of infrastructure and rules administered by TCA on behalf of Australian Governments.

This provides an ecosystem to manage relationships and interactions between three key entities:

  • Producers
  • Providers
  • Consumers.


The suite of National Telematics Framework documents consists of documents which describe the common components of the Framework, the different Levels of Assurance available and using applications within the Framework.


Click on the links below to access the documents:

National Telematics Framework

National Telematics Framework - Business Rules

National Telematics Framework - Telematics Data Dictionary

National Telematics Framework - Telematics Data Exchange

National Telematics Framework - Levels of Assurance

National Telematics Framework - Application Builder


About the National Telematics Framework

The Framework as a Digital Business Platform

Levels of Assurance Available through the Framework

Documents Describing the Framework















TCA Board Communiqué

TCA Board Meeting 89 - Communiqué (PDF)

TCA Board Meeting 88 - Communiqué (PDF)

TCA Board Meeting 87 - Communiqué (PDF)

Latest Documents

Annual Report 2018-19

Joint Performance Based Standards Freight Task Analysis Report: ARTSA and TCA

HTG7, ISO TC204/WG19, ISO TC204 Registry Selection - Meeting Report / Attachment C to Meeting Report

Ministerially-approved Business Case - Stakeholder Report 

Latest Presentations

Webinar: Key Freight Routes – Heavy Vehicle Usage Data Project

Telematics Industry Group (TIG) meeting

Technical and Maintenance Conference (TMC)

Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology #15 (HVTT15)

Latest News

20 December 2019: First provider registered for the Road Infrastructure Management application

18 December 2019: Transport for NSW puts telematics to use in its Freight Data Hub

16 December 2019: Use of new Road Infrastructure Management application expands further in NSW

25 November 2019: BlackBox Control Obtains Type-Approval for New Telematics Device

31 October 2019: Second provider now certified for Hill Descent Monitoring application

30 September 2019: First Provider Certified for Hill Descent Monitoring Application 

12 August 2019: New Telematics Applications Take Flight

17 May 2019: Joint Research Report at Brisbane Truck Show Highlights the Power of Telematics

30 April 2019: Airtec Obtains OBM System Type-Approval

18 April 2019: TCA Establishes Interoperability for Fatigue Management Devices

15 April 2019: New Executive General Manager for TCA

8 April 2019: E-Max Obtains OBM System Type-Approval

4 April 2019: Pinpoint Communications is now Netstar