National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Who we are

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as the national entity responsible for regulating all heavy vehicles with a gross vehicle mass over 4.5 tonnes.

Our Safety & Compliance Officers

Our Safety and Compliance officers are currently located across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT, South Australia and Queensland. Due to growth NHVR are now expanding our Queensland team.

Working as part of a large national on-roads operations unit, you are at the frontline in keeping our roads safe by monitoring heavy vehicles, working with industry and applying the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Please note: These positions require flexible availability due to working a rotating roster which includes morning, afternoon, night shifts and weekends. You will be provided fortnightly rosters in advance.

Your role will include:

  • Providing advice, education and guidance in the awareness of road safety for heavy vehicles in the community.
  • Undertake compliance and enforcement activities including conducting heavy vehicle inspections, checking the compliance of heavy vehicles, drivers and operators with the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure we deliver activities in accordance with relevant road transport laws, regulations and process.
  • Shift work, with fortnightly rosters being provided in advance. Shifts can operate outside normal hours and on weekends.
  • Travel to support regional areas will also form part of your role. Depending on your location, this may involve up to week-long stays, approximately 1 in every 4 weeks.

What’s on offer

We are offering full time, permanent positions in Emerald, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Townsville, Maroochydore, Maryborough, Darra, Goondiwindi and Toowoomba.

  • Ongoing professional development, support and training
  • Rostered day off and additional leave during Christmas closure
  • Access to wellbeing programs including Fitness Passport and discounted health insurance
  • Up to 14.25% superannuation with co-contribution scheme
  • Access to salary packaging including novated lease
  • Supportive team and work environment

About you

As a Safety and Compliance Officer you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering a high standard of customer service
  • Motor vehicle open driver licence
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills where you can foster effective relationships and maintain records
  • Flexibility to work varying shift times and weekends, and undertake travel
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for road safety
  • Established computer skills – including experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • High level of ethics and a pragmatic approach; familiar with exercising professional judgement and can provide effective conflict management
  • Growth mindset and team player attitude
  • Experience in working with a range of policies and procedures
  • Mechanical qualifications or skills (highly desirable)

Successful candidates will be required to commence by August 2024 and will start a comprehensive training program. Over the course of the next six months, candidates will attend training for approximately 11 weeks. Travel away from home and week-long stays may be required to undertake this training.

Application Process

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, including CV and cover letter. Applications via this ad are for our Goondiwindi vacancies. If you are interested in multiple locations, please apply for your preferred location only and nominate other locations of interest in our application form.

Applications close Sunday 16th of June 11:55pm. 

The recruitment process for shortlisted applicants follows the below steps:

  1. Phone screen
  2. Online testing – safety awareness, basic computer skills and cognitive abilities
  3. In-person interview, held between 1st July – 12th of July 2024
  4. Reference checks
  5. National police and work rights check

To view the position description, visit For any queries, please feel free to contact NHVR Recruitment via

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

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