Operating a heavy vehicle

Approved areas or routes

Vehicles operating under a mass or dimension exemption (notice or permit) in South Australia must travel within stated areas and/or on stated routes.

Prior to any journey, drivers must determine the approved route via the RAVnet online map system.

Temporary detours and road works

For a list of roadworks, incidents and planned events in South Australia please refer to www.traffic.sa.gov.au.

Flinders Ranges Road (Pichi Richi Pass)

The Flinders Rangers Road (Pichi Prchi Pass) between Port Augusta and Quorn will be closed on Sunday 24 June between 8.30 am and 1.00 pm for the Pichi Richi Marathon.

Heysen Tunnels

The Heysen Tunnels will be closed for maintenance:

  • Saturday, 23 June

    • Adelaide bound tunnel single lane closure from 5.00 pm and progressing to a full tunnel closure from 7.00 pm. A detour via Eagle on the Hill will be in place from 7.00 pm Saturday, 23 June until 9.00 am Sunday, 24 June.
  • Friday, 29 June
    • Adelaide bound tunnel partial lane restrictions (closure of two lanes) from 8:00 pm Friday, 29 June until 9.00 am Saturday, 30 June
    • Crafers bound tunnel closure from 9.00 pm Friday, 29 June until 9.00 am Saturday, 30 June. Crafers bound traffic will be reduced to a single lane and diverted to contra flow in the Adelaide-bound tunnel.

Port River Expressway - Bridge Closure

The Tom 'Diver' Derrick Bridge will be closed for maintenance from 7.00 pm Friday 6 July to 5.00 am Saturday 7 July.



Combinations up to PBS Level 3A / 36.5m

Eg B-Doubles, Road Trains, B-triples, AB Triples

  • Operators travelling to Outer Harbour from Northern Adelaide along the Salisbury Highway (Port River Expressway) will be required to exit at the Superway and take the Grand Junction Road exit and travel along Grand Junction Road, Bower Road, Causeway Road, Semaphore Road, Port River Expressway/Victoria Rd
  • Operators travelling from depots/facilities located on the eastern side of the PREXY bridge to Outer Harbour will be required to travel to the Superway via the Port River Expressway and follow the approved route outlined above

Oversize and Overmass vehicles and Special Purpose vehicles up to 4.6m high

  • Operators travelling to and from Outer Harbour from Northern Adelaide may use alternative routes that are published on RAVnet that are appropriate for the vehicle type being operated, or
  • Use Port Wakefield Road, Cavan Road, Grand Junction Road, Addison Road, Cheltenham Road, Port Road, Old Port Road, Bower Road, Causeway Road, Semaphore Road, Port River Expressway/Victoria Rd

Approved areas

Approved area maps that are referenced in mass or dimension exemptions are:.

Preferred routes

When operating an oversize vehicle, the maps below depict the preferred routes for travel. If your operating requirements cannot be met by a gazette notice, you will need to apply to for a permit.

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