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.
The following notices are located on the relevant NHVR's notices page.
|Vehicle Type||Notice Title||Supporting Documentation|
|Indivisible items||Code of Practice for the transport of Indivisible Items in South Australia|
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 Christmas Pageant floats|
|Spreader Box||National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Spreader Box Width Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)||Adelaide Metropolitan Area|
Escorting guidelines for oversize and overmass vehicles on roads 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 explains these changes and provides a copy of the updated charts.