About Us

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) represents and advances the interests of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

Our membership includes almost every major truck manufacturer/importer, most of Australia’s major trailer manufacturers and an ever-growing list of their suppliers and distributors.

Our 300+ members, plus their offices and branches across Australia, reap the rewards of membership through a range of benefits such as:

  • low-cost membership,
  • opportunities to engage and contribute to industry policy development,
  • regular networking events and information forums across the country
  • advocacy to government and its regulatory agencies on national, regional & local issues
  • technical & regulatory support service
  • EmployerASSIST – HR & IR Hotline
  • our world-class national events including the Brisbane Truck Show – the southern hemisphere’s largest road transport event

HVIA is committed to providing leading advice and assistance to its members and directing and influencing policy at all levels of government with a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for its members, the wider industry and the community.

HVIA is well-resourced to deliver our key work programs:


To represent and advance the interests of the entire heavy vehicle industry.


To advocate for a successful and sustainable heavy vehicle industry with a strong unified voice.


An innovative and prosperous heavy vehicle industry, supporting the safest and most productive fleet.

What is the Heavy Vehicle Industry?

The entire industry involved in the design, manufacture, importation, distribution, modification, sale, service and repair of on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle mass or aggregate trailer mass over 3.5 tonnes as well as their components, equipment and technology.

Australia is a world leader in many aspects of heavy vehicle transport. We have a thriving and robust local industry that comprises hundreds of innovative trailer, specialised vehicle, component, equipment and technology manufacturers and suppliers in addition to the product assembly of global heavy vehicle brands such as Volvo, Mack, Kenworth, DAF, Iveco, SEA Electric and now Hyzon.

Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Industry directly employs over 80,000 people and manufactures, services and repairs some of the world’s most efficient, safe, innovative and technologically advanced vehicles.

The increasing pace of technological change presents substantial challenges to industry and to regulators. There is also a significant focus on innovation and regulatory reform to support the performance of the Australian economy into the future.

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