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TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Schemes

About PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring

TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring schemes use the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA) of the National Telematics Framework.

Performance-Based Standards (PBS) road network access in NSW is based on four PBS performance levels (1–4) and access classes ‘A’ and ‘B’ as stated in the PBS Network Classification Guidelines and as shown below.

PBS Performance LevelAccess Class ‘A’Access Class ‘B’
1≤ 20 meters in length≤ 20 meters in length
2≤ 26 meters in length≤ 30 meters in length*
3≤ 36.5 meters in length ≤ 42 meters in length
4≤ 53.5 meters in length≤ 60 meters in length
* PBS Level 2B vehicles may also be greater than 30 meters in length as allowed under an NHVR-issued permit.

PBS vehicles may operate on approved network routes shown on the TfNSW PBS map and as described in the following table if they comply with entry rules on the Transport for NSW website and PBS road network access conditions.

PBS Performance LevelSmart OBM required? (check permit)National Class 2 Performance Based Standards Vehicle (Tier 1) Authorisation NoticeNHVR permit
11, 2A, 2B ≤ 30m1, 3A and 4ANoNA
11, 2A, 2B ≤ 30m1, 3A and 4AYes 2
2B > 30m, 3B and 4BNoNA
2B > 30m, 3B and 4BYesNA 3
1. Eligible PBS Level 1 Quad-Axle Semi-trailers operating at Tier 3 masses and PBS Level 2B ≤ 30m A-Doubles operating at Tier 3 masses must also comply with National Class 2 Performance Based Standards Vehicle (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice.
2. Permit includes any additional requirements related to travel on roads that require monitoring of mass and vehicle configuration.
3. Permit will include PBS road network access conditions and any additional requirements related to travel on roads that require monitoring of mass and vehicle configuration.

Transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within the applicable Notice or NHVR permit. Enrolment in an appropriate scheme of the TMA application is one of these requirements.

Enrolling in a TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Scheme

Transport operators can enrol vehicles in one of the following TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring schemes by contacting a certified Application Service Provider (ASP):

  • TMA PBS Level 1 Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 2A Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 2B ≤ 30m Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 2B > 30m Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 3A Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 3B Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 4A Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Level 4B Vehicle Monitoring Scheme
  • TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (NSW).

An eligible vehicle must be fitted with a TCA-approved telematics device to participate in PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring scheme.

For the TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (NSW), where an eligible vehicle will monitor mass and vehicle configuration, it must also be fitted with a TCA-approved Smart OBM system.

Note: For the TMA PBS Vehicle Mass Monitoring Scheme (NSW), Transport for NSW will commence a transition period from 1 December 2022 until 31 May 2024 such that:
– From 1 December 2022, any new enrolments of eligible PBS vehicles must be in this scheme of the TMA application only. From this date, eligible PBS vehicles must not enrol in a related IAP scheme or operate under ‘Interim OBM’.
– If an eligible PBS vehicle was enrolled in a related IAP scheme before 1 December 2022 , it may continue its enrolment until 31 May 2024. Enrolment may be cancelled in the IAP scheme and commenced in this scheme of the TMA application if eligibility criteria are met.

Data generated from enrolled vehicles is sent to TCA from each ASP. Reports are made available to Transport for NSW and participating local governments via the Telematics Analytics Platform (TAP).

Further details about the operation of a TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring scheme are available in the TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Schemes document.

For more information on this scheme, please contact us.

Last updated on 1 December 2022