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Intelligent Access Program (IAP)

TCA administers the IAP – a technical, functional and regulatory framework to manage heavy vehicle access through the use of telematics – on behalf of Australian Governments to advance productivity, asset sustainability, road safety and environmental outcomes together.

The IAP provides a 21st century solution to ensure ‘the right truck is on the right road at the right time’.

The IAP is an assessment application that manages higher risk vehicles and loads on the road network.

It monitors heavy vehicle operations against conditions of access set by road managers or regulators.

The IAP monitors parameters of location, speed, time and identity. An optional feature is the self-declaration of data through a user interface.

Event reports are generated when a vehicle breaches location, time or speed conditions.

Advancements to the IAP

TCA has implemented a package of reforms to make the IAP more flexible and cost effective for transport operators.

Two key reforms include:

  • Entry Options initiative – which allows transport operators to present their existing in-vehicle technology for assessment by TCA
  • Flexible Pricing – which provides a reduction in TCA’s operational fees for transport operators with an infrequent or occasional need to load to Higher Mass Limits (HML).

These reforms have provided renewed opportunities for a wider range of transport operators to take advantage of the productivity benefits available through the IAP.

How it can be used

It is used to support productivity and safety reforms that require the right truck to be on the right road, at the right time.

Road managers or regulators will advise transport operators when enrolment into the IAP is required.

Level of assurance

Level 3


There are over 75 road network access entitlements monitored though the IAP application.

For Victorian IAP

At the direction of the NHVR, Transport Certification Australia (TCA) will be assuming responsibility for administering the back-office services for the IAP in Victoria. From 8 December 2019, please contact TCA on (03) 8601 4600, or at [email protected] regarding any issues, queries or concerns you may have with regards to your Intelligent Access Conditions or IAP approvals.

Please visit the NHVR website for application forms, permits, notices and access approvals.

See also: Victorian High Productivity Freight Vehicles

For Higher Mass Limits in NSW

A new Higher Mass Limits (HML) Notice came into effect on 2 April 2020 that requires HML heavy vehicles operating in NSW to be enrolled in either:

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Last updated on 28 November 2022