About HVIA

Our History

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) was formed from the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ). Established in 1968 the CVIAQ has been widely recognised by industry, government and affiliated bodies as one of the most active and successful associations in Australia, with a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for its members, the heavy vehicle industry and the wider community.

Since the 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement on Heavy Vehicle Regulatory Reform, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) being established and the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) taking effect, there has been a greater need for national leadership and coordination. The CVIAQ consulted with its members and with the regulators and other national industry stakeholder groups and in 2015 the CVIAQ Board of Directors agreed that the best way forward was to transition to a national association called Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) the members ratified this change at the Annual General Meeting in October 2015.

The HVIA has adopted a national perspective, bringing in the West, embracing the South, and servicing the heartland of the East. Commencing March 2016 our offices in Perth and Melbourne opened to support our head office in Brisbane:

  • North Western Region: Western Australia and Northern Territory
  • Southern Region: Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia
  • Eastern Region: Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT

HVIA provides services and benefits to its membership nationally and delivers a strong and cohesive voice for Australia’s vibrant heavy vehicle industry to government at a local, state/territory and federal levels.

For more information visit: www.hvia.asn.au