TfNSW Release New Networks With More Options For PBS Vehicles

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TfNSW (Transport for New South Wales), previously RMS (Roads & Maritime Services NSW), have just released a series of networks that introduces Tier 3 networks to NSW and offers new access opportunities for PBS Level 2 vehicles.

Robert Smedley, Managing Director of Smedley’s Engineers, says “This is a significant step forward for freight movements across the eastern seaboard that will provide increased confidence to operators in knowing what they can get [and] where.”

While the introduction of these new networks may come as a surprise to some, Senior Engineer Jackson Heil says, “The inclusion of the Tier 3 networks in NSW has been a long time coming.”

According to Heil, it’s important to remember that this comes with parameters. He says, “[The] only catch is, anything not on the specific networks will still need to be applied for.”

Changes like these can introduce confusion to truck and transport operators who are already in the process of assessing reference vehicle options and or applying for route/network access.

RMS Network Map Tier 3 PBS Level 2 Performance Based StandardsTo this Smedley iterates, “You can still apply when not fitting a reference vehicle and it’s also possible to get better mass than the reference vehicle. The reference vehicle just allows you to use the notice. Smedley’s Engineers can help with working this out.”

Further information about the new networks and options for PBS Level 2 operators can be found on the National Heavy Vehicle Register’s (NHVR) website under ‘National Class 2 Performance Based Standards (High Productivity) Authorisation Notice Operator’s Guide’, which was published 24 June 2022.

For further information regarding the new networks or support in selecting the right vehicle and applying for access, Smedley’s Engineers can be contacted via email: or phone: VIC (03) 9421 6697 NSW (02) 9683 2266 QLD (07) 3257 7720 Alternatively, you can also visit