Peter Austin

Peter is the Manager of Vehicle Safety and Performance at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Since starting with the NHVR in 2015, Peter has had responsibility for developing and implementing policy and legislation relating to vehicle safety standards and the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme. His most notable achievements since joining the NHVR are the review and publication of version 2 of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual and version 3 of Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications. 

Before joining the NHVR, he worked for Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, where he focused on vehicle safety standards, identification and registration.

Backed by a decade of experience in technical legislation, policy, stakeholder engagement and consultation, Peter will lead the NHVR’s reform of vehicle safety and performance standards for heavy vehicles.

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