A ‘golden ticket opportunity’ for the heavy vehicle industry


Transport Minister Catherine King is urging the heavy vehicle industry to get on board and throw an application in for a slice of the $4 million Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

Now in its eighth round, the aim of the HVSI is to “support tangible, implementable industry-led heavy vehicle safety projects that address an existing issue for the transport and logistics sector and all road users.”

Submissions close at 5pm, AEST, Monday, February 20, 2023.

“The Australian Government’s contribution to the latest round of HVSI funding is a golden ticket opportunity for the heavy vehicle industry and its supply chains to improve road safety at the coalface,” said King.

“Ideas for project topics include driver or supply chain skills and training, vehicle safety technologies and improvements, or heavy vehicle educational tools and resources.

“A new year is the perfect time to reflect and look at how we can improve day-to-day operations and safety on our roads.”

The federal government has invested over $33 million across 132 HVSI projects since the grants program commenced in 2016.

“HVSI grants enable industry to spearhead their own safety project and establish their position as leaders in the field for heavy vehicle safety,” said NHVR chief executive officer Sal Petroccitto.

“I encourage those with a tangible project idea to apply for HVSI funding and help keep heavy vehicles moving safely and efficiently.”

For more information on the HVSI program, including the submission process and eligibility, visit

Details of recipients in Round 7 can also be found here, although the NHVR won’t release details of how much each project receives, despite that money coming from taxpayer funds.

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