Intelligent Access Program (IAP)

The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a national program whereby heavy vehicle operators agree to remote tracking of the movement and location of their vehicles.

 

If you have a vehicle(s) which requires IAP, follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Complete the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Information of Interim IAC Form [PDF,114Kb] and email it to [email protected].
  2. Engage a certified IAP Service Provider
  3. Following receipt of the IAP Information Request form, VicRoads will issue an Interim Intelligent Access Condition (IAC)* for your vehicle, via email. If you list your chosen IAP Service Provider, VicRoads will send the Interim IAC directly to that company, with a copy to you (via email).  If you do not list your IAP Service Provider, the Interim IAC will be emailed directly to you.  In this case, please forward this on to your chosen IAP Service Provider as soon as possible. This will enable your IAP Service Provider to establish monitoring of the vehicle.
  4. Please ensure that your chosen IAP Service Provider issues an IAP Compliance Certificate [PDF,116Kb], once monitoring is successfully established for the vehicle. The certificate should be filled out electronically by the IAP Service Provider and emailed to yourself and VicRoads.
  5. Upon receipt of the IAP Compliance Certificate, you may apply for an access permit from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) (External link). Please supply a copy of your IAP Compliance Certificate to the NHVR with your permit application. 
  6. The NHVR will then issue a permit for the vehicle, with IAP as a condition of access. You may then operate the vehicle on the Victorian road network in accordance with the conditions of access specified in the Permit.
  7. Your vehicle will be monitored by your IAP Service Provider and VicRoads will receive reports if any non-compliances occur. Please keep a record of any non-compliances you are aware of eg. the vehicle went off route due to roadworks, so you can explain these to VicRoads if required.
Enquiries regarding IAP in Victoria should be emailed to [email protected] or contact VicRoads on (03) 9881 8090

* Interim IAC (Intelligent Access Condition): The document issued by VicRoads which indicates its intention to grant an IAC, contingent on the transport operator engaging an IAP Service Provider.

The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) applies to mobile cranes that:

Where a mobile crane requires IAP, permits will only be issued once the vehicle is fully operational under IAP.

If you have a mobile crane which requires IAP, find out about applying for the IAP above.

The Victorian Class 1 Oversize & Overmass (OSOM) Route Access Lists [PDF, 740Kb] details areas of operation, exempted routes and prohibited routes and structures for all Class 1 OSOM vehicles.

For additional information regarding 4&5 axle all terrain mobile cranes (information bulletin, gazette notice and Victorian map network) please refer to the 4 & 5 axle All Terrain Mobile Cranes section on the Heavy vehicle map networks in Victoria page.

Enquiries regarding IAP in Victoria should be emailed to [email protected] or contact VicRoads on (03) 9881 8090

This is described in the Victorian Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass & Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (no.1) - Schedule 2 [PDF 854 Kb].

Where a concrete pump truck requires IAP, permits will only be issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (External link) once the vehicle is fully operational under IAP.

If you have a concrete pump truck which requires IAP, find out about applying for the IAP above.

The Victorian Class 1 Oversize & Overmass (OSOM) Route Access Lists [PDF, 740Kb] details areas of operation, exempted routes and prohibited routes and structures for all Class 1 OSOM vehicles.

Enquiries regarding IAP in Victoria should be emailed to [email protected] or contact VicRoads on (03) 9881 8090

Where a PBS vehicle requires IAP, permits will only be issued once the vehicle is fully operational under IAP.

If you have a PBS vehicle which requires IAP, find out about applying for the IAP above.

When applying for IAP for PBS Vehicles seeking to operate as a HPFV on the HPFV Network,  the following  supporting documentation needs to accompany your application; when submitted;
  1.              NHVR PBS Final Approval
  2.              Vicroads Heavy Vehicle Policy Approval Letter

All other enquiries regarding Performance Based Standard Vehicles should be made to the NHVR on 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487), [email protected], or can be found on the NHVR website (External link).

Other information regarding High Productivity Freight Vehicles in Victoria can be found on HPFVs - Moving more with less page.

Enquiries regarding IAP in Victoria should be emailed to [email protected] or contact VicRoads on (03) 9881 8090

This ensures they are complying with agreed operating conditions, in return for access or less restrictive access to the road network.

The Intelligent Access Program

IAP is a vehicle tracking system used to monitor heavy vehicles that may damage road infrastructure and/or pose road safety risks. Vehicles are monitored to ensure they adhere to approved routes, at approved times and are not operating on inappropriate roads.

Some other States are requiring certain vehicles to operate under IAP. Operators should check with those jurisdictions to find out whether their vehicles can travel in that State and whether IAP is required.

Further details about IAP nationally are available on the IAP website.

IAP in Victoria

The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) commenced in Victoria in November 2008.

The use of IAP in Victoria as a condition of access to the road network is based on an assessment of risk. Where the application of IAP mitigates risks to safety or road infrastructure, IAP is applied as a condition of access.

IAP in Victoria currently applies to a number of different vehicle types. These classes of vehicles have been evaluated and are required to participate in the IAP. See vehicles below.

If you have a vehicle which requires IAP, find out about applying for the IAP below.

Enquiries regarding IAP in Victoria should be emailed to [email protected] or call VicRoads on (03) 9881 8090

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