Number of Trucks on Roads (Heavy Vehicle Asset Register)

Have you ever wondered which roads trucks are using? Explore roads you know, or that interest you, and the number heavy vehicles as a share of all traffic.
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Nationally consistent and accurate data about road usage is important for governments to make informed decisions about where to invest in the road network to ensure the safe and efficient movement of road freight. However, despite heavy investment by all levels of government in road sensors and other traffic monitoring equipment, open data about traffic counts and road usage is often out of date with inconsistent formats across Australia. 

Date range: 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2018 

About the data

This interactive map shows ‘Average Annual Daily Traffic’ modelled data. The data was collected from state and territory road agencies in 2018 as part of the first Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR) Open Data Asset Registers. Under those reforms all states and territories agreed to releasing this open data annually, for more transparent and data-driven reporting on the condition and usage of Australian roads. 

The Road Data Project is working closely with states and territories, and across the Commonwealth, to settle agreed ‘foundational’ road datasets and establish efficient, automated data pipelines for collecting, standardising and using related data, including: 


  1. The data underlying this visualisation was last collected in 2018. 

  2. Only two years of road condition data is reported. However, more roads were added to the dataset by the Northern Territory and South Australia in 2018. There is no data for Victoria in 2018.  


The NFDH is working with road agencies on improving the consistency and quality of national data and establishing data sharing agreements. Please Contact the NFDH team If you are interested in being a part of our project, have any questions or suggestions for improving this interactive. All feedback is appreciated.