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We periodically review the Australian Defence Force Road Transport Exemption Framework (ADFRTEF) to account for any changes in vehicle technology and routes.

Australian Defence Force Exemption Framework maintenance

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Purpose

The Australian Defence Force Road Transport Exemption Framework (ADFRTEF) is regularly reviewed to ensure access routes and vehicles are up to date and meet the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and jurisdictional needs.

Reviews typically consider:

  • vehicles, routes and provisions
  • changes in ADF vehicle technology¬†
  • routes sought to be used by ADF heavy vehicles on the Australian road network.

Next steps

The NTC will continue to monitor and review the ADFRTEF. We aim to complete our next amendment package in 2018.

Background

The ADFRTEF complements commercial and other heavy vehicle access provisions administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). The Exemption Framework was negotiated between the ADF and state and territory road transport authorities, with the assistance of the NTC.

The first version of the Framework came into operation on 1 March 2006, followed by updated versions in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The most recent update (version 5) came into effect on 19 May 2017.

Read more about the Framework.

Last Updated: 24/5/2017