Operating a heavy vehicle

Oversize and overmass vehicles

Operators and drivers of heavy vehicles may be required to carry the applicable Gazette Notice in their vehicle when operating on South Australian roads.

If your operating requirements cannot be met by a Gazette Notice, you will need to apply to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for an oversize and overmass heavy vehicle permit.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) processes permit applications for Class 1 oversize/overmass and special purpose vehicles and all Class 3 vehicles with routes entirely within South Australia.

For more information on how to apply for a permit, visit who needs a permit or contact the DPTI Vehicle Permits Team on 1300 882 247.

Notices

The following notices are located on the relevant NHVR's notices page.

Vehicle Type Notice Title Supporting Documentation
Indivisible items

Notice for approval and exemption - Transport of Indivisible Items

Code of Practice for the transport of Indivisible Items in South Australia 
Livestock

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle 4.6 metre High Livestock Carrier Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

South Australia Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

Refer to Schedule 2 South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-Double Livestock Loading and Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

Adelaide Hills Area (249.2 KB PDF)

Adelaide Area (Metropolitan) Livestock Map (154.0 KB PDF)

MR1534 - Fact Sheet - Livestock loading - Operation under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (637.5 KB PDF)

Mining

Operation of Opal Mining Vehicles

Exemption for Road Maintenance and Construction Equipment to Exceed Mass and Dimension Limits

Approval for Emergency Transport of Long Stobie Poles which when carried as a Load Exceed a Length of 19 metres

 
Trailers

South Australia Heavy Vehicle Standards (Six Tonne Trailer Brakes) Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

Exemption for Oyster Boats and Trailer to be Fitted with Brakes and to Exceed a Width of 2.5 metre

 
Adelaide Christmas Pageant floats

Exemption for Adelaide Christmas Pageant Floats

 
Spreader Box National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Spreader Box Width Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) Adelaide Metropolitan Area (239.9 KB PDF)

Escorting

Escorting guidelines for oversize and overmass vehicles on roads (843.2 KB PDF) specifies the requirements for pilot vehicles and escorts.

Changes have been made to the escort charts for pilot vehicles and SA Police escort requirements for oversize loads. An Information Bulletin titled Changes to SA Police and pilot escort requirements for oversize loads in South Australia (141.8 KB PDF) explains these changes and provides a copy of the updated charts.


Contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Online

Phone

Phone - 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487)
Fax - (07) 3309 8777

Post

PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


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Page last updated 10 February 2017

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