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TMA PBS Level 1–4 Vehicle Monitoring Schemes

Note: These schemes provide Transport for NSW with identifiable data on enrolled PBS Level 1–4 vehicles. For similar schemes that provide aggregated and de-identified data at a lower level of assurance to Transport for NSW, see RIM 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
* A-Doubles and B-Doubles only
† PBS Level 2B vehicles may also be greater than 30 meters in length as allowed under an NHVR-issued permit

Vehicles belonging to PBS categories Level 1, 2A, 2B ≤ 30m, 3A and 4A may operate on approved network routes shown on the Transport for NSW PBS map, and as described in Schedule 2 of the National Class 2 Performance-Based Standards Vehicle (Tier 1) Authorisation Notice 2021 (‘Notice’), if they comply with entry rules on the Transport for NSW website and PBS road network access conditions.

Vehicles belonging to the PBS categories Level 2B > 30m, 3B and 4B may operate on approved network routes shown on the Transport for NSW PBS map under a permit issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) if they comply with entry rules on the Transport for NSW website and PBS road network access conditions.

Transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within the 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.

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 14 January 2022