Membership

Full Corporate Membership of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is open to manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment, and technology.

Associate Membership includes organisations that service our Corporate Members and other industry stakeholders.

You may know HVIA better as the organisers of the award winning Brisbane Truck Show (13-16 May 2021), the Southern Hemisphere’s largest automotive business-to-business event.

Some other things you’ll want to know:

  • The company becomes the member.
    • All staff of the company are entitled to membership benefits and services.
    • All wholly owned branches and subsidiary companies fall in under the main company membership
  • Business size is calculated on your staff numbers nationally
  • Membership is within a financial year (1st July to 30th June)
    • The membership fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis if you join anytime within the year.

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Victorian Stage 4 business and industry sector restrictions

5 August 20

The Victorian Government has recognised the heavy vehicle industry as an essential service and will be able to continue to operate, with a Covid safe plan in place and subject to reduction in on-site workers at any one time.

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HVIA’s appeal to Vic Government to learn from NZ mistakes

3 August 20

In anticipation of the scenario where Stage 4 was implemented in Victoria, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia made appeals to Premier Daniel Andrews to recognise the issues that a blanket shutdown had caused to new Zealand’s supply chain.

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Victorian Stage 4 Restrictions

3 August 20

Firstly, I wish to extend my thoughts and well wishes to our Victorian members.

The restrictions imposed from 6pm last night and a declared State of Disaster by the Premier will impact all Victorians.

If you missed Premier Andrews’ statement it can be found here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/premiers-statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions

Stage 4 restrictions can be accessed here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-announcement-2-august-covid-19

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Border confusion doesn’t help anyone

29 July 20

HVIA Members have reported confusion over border restrictions and testing requirements following a week of increased infections.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said he had made Minsters aware of the deteriorating situation and the urgent need for a resolution.

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Ozaccom+ the logical choice for BTS bookings

24 July 20

Returning as the accommodation manager for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, Ozaccom+ experience shines through.
HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said Ozaccom+ was HVIA’s immediate choice to supply accommodation options for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, and have been assisting BTS attendees since 2009.

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New JobTrainer, plus extensions to JobKeeper and loan guarantees

21 July 20

Significant announcements have been made to stimulus measures over the last few days including and extension and forthcoming changes to the JobKeeper scheme and to SME Loan guarantees, and the new JobTrainer scheme.

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SME loan guarantee scheme extended

20 July 20

The Government has announced an extension to the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme which supports small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to get access to the funding to adapt and innovate during the coronavirus crisis.

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JobKeeper extended but there’s a catch

20 July 20

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the JobKeeper Payment will be extended by six months, offering businesses and their workers a continued lifeline.

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JobTrainer Skills Package

16 July 20

The Prime Minister has announced a $2 billion program to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 – Essential guide to borders

9 July 20

NSW has temporarily shut its border with Victoria to contain the spread of COVID-19. If you’re travelling from Victoria to NSW, including carrying freight, you will need a COVID-19 NSW border declaration permit.
Meanwhile all truck drivers entering South Australia must apply online to enter South Australia.

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Austroads new guide to procurement for road infrastructure projects

8 July 20

Austroads has published a research report on the trial of a new methodology that guides transport agencies through the infrastructure procurement process and produces high quality and cost-effective outcomes.

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2020 HVIA National Awards – Nominations open

8 July 20

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said the 2020 HVIA National Awards is a great opportunity for members to recognise the dedication and commitment of their teams.
Nominations close on 14 August 2020.

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HVNL reset is a rare chance to iron out legacy issues

29 June 20

HVIA says the HVNL legislation review is a very rare opportunity to iron out legacy issues, making it less prescriptive and more outcome focused to harness to industry’s innovation.

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Reflections: Here’s to the year ahead

24 June 20

It is at times like these that we need to band together and be there for each other.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking has written to Members reflecting on 2019-20 and outlining HVIA’s year ahead.

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Year in Review 2019/20

23 June 20

The 2019/20 year has certainly presented circumstances and a business environment that no one could have predicted, nor would have wished for. That didn’t stop HVIA and its members from rising to the challenges.

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1.75% wage increase announced

23 June 20

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 annual wage review.

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Mr Morrison has made us an offer too good to refuse

9 June 20

HVIA has launched a campaign to provide the heavy vehicle industry simplified information about the Government’s stimulus measures – the Instant Asset Write Off (IAWO) and the Backing Business Investment (BBI).

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Instant Asset Write Off extension is a win for industry

9 June 20

The extension of the $150,000 instant asset write off will enable trucking businesses to invest in new, safer equipment and support the industry’s suppliers, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia CEO Todd Hacking said today.

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New training and certification platform to help fast-track business back to the workplace

5 June 20

HVIA has welcomed Australian company Soul Safe™ as its exclusive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training and certification partner.

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Soul Safe Courses & Certification Regime

5 June 20

The first of two Soul Safe courses provide all staff of a business a free 60-minute micro-credential certificate in the basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) covering what precautions and processes staff should do from the moment they wake up, to when they return home from work.

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HVIA Board welcomes two new Directors

3 June 20

HVIA has announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Board. Roy Lombardi, Chief Executive Officer of Howard Porter and Steelbro Trailers in Western Australia and Daniel Whitehead, CEO and President of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific have been appointed to fill casual vacancies.

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Helping your customers utilise the stimulus

27 May 20

Nothing will beat a personal phone call from a trusted source to cut through all the detail and then hopefully prompt specific tax or professional advice.

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Gateway to Industry Work placements Employers Guide

26 May 20

The Gateway to Industry Schools program is addressing the skills shortage issue by investing and creating talent pipelines in high schools.

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FWC ruling sets troubling precedent for employers of casuals and casual contracts

25 May 20

Casual employee entitled to claim payments for annual leave, personal/carer’s leave, compassionate leave, and public holidays. Employer not entitled to restitution or to “set off” the claim. The Regulation introduced to prevent double dipping proves ineffective.

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Update: New regulation allows employers to offset casual loading

22 May 20

The Full Federal Court held that an employee who was classified as a ‘casual’ was in fact a permanent employee due to their regular and predictable hours and expectation of continuing work. As a result the employee was entitled to paid annual leave in addition to their casual rate of pay.

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Stimulus on the table as Buchholz drops in on HVIA Board

20 May 20

Assistant Minister for Transport, Scott Buchholz MP joined the HVIA Board meeting this week to hear direct feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on HVIA members and the heavy vehicle industry.

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Heavy Vehicle Statutory Write-off criteria

13 May 20

Austroads has approved guidelines for assessing damage on heavy vehicles to decide if they should be declared a statutory write off.

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One year until the doors open for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

13 May 20

The Brisbane Truck Show is the only business-to-business trade show representing and advancing the interest of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

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Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia

12 May 20

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is in the process of reviewing the guidelines for automated vehicle trials that were initially released in 2017.

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Roadmap to COVIDSafe Australia

8 May 20

Prime Minister Morrison’s announcement of a three stage COVID-Safe reopening of the economy is welcome news for all Australians.

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On-site Infection Prevention and Control

6 May 20

Over the last eight weeks I have been blown away at the proactiveness of HVIA members in keeping their sites safe for staff and customers. Much of this has focused on increased personal hygiene and physical distancing – whether this be working from home, re configuring workspaces, splitting shifts and embracing technology.

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Fuel tax relief welcomed across industry

1 May 20

HVIA has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge at current levels, saying the move is another positive outcome from the collaborative work led by the Government with industry..

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Applications open for Road Safety Innovation Funding

30 April 20

The opening of applications for grants from Australian Government’s Road Safety Innovation Fund presents the heavy vehicle industry with an opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology.

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TAFE Queensland’s free isolearn micro-credentials

29 April 20

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE Queensland, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, is offering a range of free education and training to support individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

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Download the COVIDSafe app

27 April 20

The Australian Government’s new voluntary COVIDSafe app is an important public health initiative designed to keep the community safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.

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Component Type Approvals papers released

22 April 20

The Department of Infrastructure has released two documents explaining how Component Type Approvals will be managed under the new Road Vehicle Standards Act which will come into force next year.

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The path out

17 April 20

The Prime Minister has outlined the 7 steps that the National Cabinet had agreed in relation to any relaxation of the current status.

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Prime Minister plans recovery in the face of sobering economic reality

17 April 20

The Government’s policy frameworks will all need to be reconsidered on the other side to get the economy back on track the Prime Minister said following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting.

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Want to be featured in the upcoming HVIA podcast series?

15 April 20

On Thursday April 9th, Standards Australia released the long awaited revision to two important standards that are of interest to numerous HVIA members

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JobKeeper: Amendments to Fair Work Act

14 April 20

Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by COVID-19 can elect to claim a subsidy of $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight per eligible employee employed as at 1 March 2020 and retained in employment (including employees who have been stood down or re-hired).

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COVID-19: New Temporary Award Provisions

14 April 20

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission have applied temporary variations to 99 awards including the Vehicle Manufacturing Repair Services and Retail Award 2010 and the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 until 30 June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JobKeeper expected to be pushed through Parliament today

8 April 20

The Government has put its JobKeeper package before the Parliament, hoping to rush the initiative through both houses today.

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Stay safe this Easter

8 April 20

Two new acronyms have become prominent in our vernacular recently: first came WFH and now BAU. Many of us weren’t familiar with either until a couple of weeks ago.

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Member Advice – Monday 6 April 2020

6 April 20

This morning we are providing a quick update on matters as they emerged on Friday and across the weekend.

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Childcare and Education

6 April 20

The Australian Government says its Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) relief package underpins economic recovery by allowing parents to work, study and volunteer.

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No decision on Commercial Tenancies

5 April 20

While a full agreement remains elusive, National Cabinet made further progress on the issue of commercial tenancies on Friday, tying it to the JobKeeper Payments initiative announced earlier in the week.

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Employer Assist: Special provisions Pandemic Leave

5 April 20

The Fair Work Commission are proposing new temporary changes in most awards including the VMRSR Award.

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Staying connected

2 April 20

Today’s member bulletin is less about you as an HVIA member and more about your customers.

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Unleash your child’s inner artist

1 April 20

Help distract the kids at home and enter the HVIA Colouring Competition for your chance to WIN a family pass to the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Opportunity to fill the medical supply chain

1 April 20

Manufacturers are being called on to retool to help fill gaps in the global supply of medical equipment and hygiene products; redeploying spare capacity to save lives and jobs.

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National Cabinet endorse JobKeeper Payments

31 March 20

National Cabinet strongly endorsed the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper package and urged its support through the Commonwealth Parliament to provide much needed financial support to the Australian economy.

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Staying connected is more important than ever

31 March 20

Across Australia and the world people are facing an unprecedented situation as our health authorities and governments act to manage the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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HVIA commends Parliament to support $130 billion JobKeeper Payment

31 March 20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a historic wage subsidy to help employers keep around 6 million workers in jobs.

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More relief for business from your bank

30 March 20

Australia’s banks will extend the six month deferral of loans, building on the Australian Banking Association’s Small Business Relief Package, to 30,000 more businesses across the country.

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More help for business on the way

30 March 20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last night that the Government would be “working through the night” to pull together the next economic supports to keep Australians in jobs.

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National Cabinet takes advice on vulnerable people in the workplace

30 March 20

National Cabinet has endorsed advice on vulnerable people in the workplace from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Employer’s guide to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

27 March 20

With the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, it is prudent for employers to be prepared for how the outbreak may impact the workplace.

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Relief for small business from your bank

27 March 20

Australian banks have hardship teams ready to help to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (and/or drought, bushfire or flood.)

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Prime Minister’s strongest performance on saving lives and saving business

27 March 20

“Our goal is to start businesses and the economy again after this health crisis has ended,” the Prime Minister said.

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Your actions will save lives

27 March 20

This animation from the Federal Government illustrates how we can reduce the spread of Coronavirus with simple decisions that affect the whole community.

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TIC Ministers Agree – Supply Chains Are Key

26 March 20

Following last night’s Transport & Infrastructure Council (TIC) meeting, HVIA has praised TIC Ministers for listening to industry to understand the full breadth of the heavy vehicle industry.

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Deputy PM on freight services during pandemic

25 March 20

Federal Transport Minster, the Hon Michael McCormack MP says the Government recognises and appreciates the heavy vehicle industry’s contribution and freight will continue across borders.

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Vital Insights Informing Government Decisions

25 March 20

HVIA is plugged in to vital conversations affecting decision making at the highest levels of Federal and State Government regarding the ongoing role for freight services and those that support it.

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What is an “Essential Service”?

23 March 20

Last night, the Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison MP called a National Cabinet meeting and offered this explanation of which businesses would close from midday today 23 March 2020

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Keeping the wheels turning

23 March 20

HVIA will continue to provide support for our members seeking clarity in addressing and understanding the issues brought on by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top Tips for Cybersecurity when Working Remotely

18 March 20

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity’s Executive Director, Juhan Lepassaar shared his top tips for teleworking in times of Covid-19.

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ComVec 2020 conference postponed in response to outbreak

18 March 20

In response to the latest advice from State and Federal Governments, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has postponed ComVec 2020.

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Heavy vehicle industry praises incentives to activate business spending

12 March 20

The Australian Government’s “Coronavirus stimulus package” announced today has pulled the right levers to encourage spending according to HVIA.

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Leaders Need to Halt the Panic: I’m on Team Australia!

11 March 20

This is an evolving situation and we need to stay calm, listen to the advice and stay vigilant but I’m on Team Australia and I hope you will join me.

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HVIA budget submission calls for bonus investment allowance

26 February 20

HVIA has asked the Treasurer for a bonus investment allowance to be included in the forthcoming budget to incentivise capital investment on heavy vehicle factory equipment and for operators purchasing trucks and trailers.

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Heavy Vehicle Industry to Benefit as Representation Streamlined

20 February 20

In what is being described as a major coup for the heavy vehicle industry, HVIA has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) that will see the organisations change the industry association landscape for the better.

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Automotive skills still vital to Australia’s economy

18 February 20

The skillsets of automotive industry workers set to be displaced by the departure of Holden are still highly sought after in Australia.

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