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 on stated routes.

Heavy vehicle route networks (RAVnet)

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

RAVnet is an interactive map system that displays approved heavy vehicle route networks in South Australia. Restrictions associated with specific route networks are also included.

National drought assistance notice

The National Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice 2018 (Drought Assistance Notice) published by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) specifies the criteria for the transport of baled or rolled commodities to a declared drought affected area. Eligible vehicles are able to travel on roads by participating road managers that are on the eligible vehicle's approved network.

Drought Assistance Notice - Areas or routes of operation in South Australia (728.2 KB PDF)

This list will be updated as additional areas or routes are approved or identified by DPTI.

Temporary road closures, detours and roadworks

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

Regional Bridges

The $40 million Australian government and state government-funded Regional Bridges Upgrade Program will improve road safety and increase freight efficiency by upgrading a number of bridges across South Australia’s regional road network at various locations in the Mid-North, Riverland, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.

Farrell Flat bridge and culvert (Clare)

Works commenced in September 2019, and are expected to be completed by late December, weather permitting, and will include replacing the existing bridge and culvert with wider structures and installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers.

Works will be undertaken from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, starting on Monday morning and finishing on Saturday afternoon each week until the completion of the project.

Traffic diversions and speed restrictions will be in place with detours available for all traffic via Slaughterhouse Road and Springfarm Road throughout the course of the works.

Program schedule

RegionBridgeScheduled commencement
Adelaide HillsInverbrackie Bridge and intersectionLate March 2019
Clare ValleySkillies BridgeJanuary 2019
Sturt Highway and RiverlandBookmark Creek and Salt Creek bridgesJanuary 2019
 Kingston BridgeJanuary 2019
 River Murray Flood Plains bridges 1-2January 2019
 River Murray Flood Plains bridges 3-4March 2019
Barossa ValleyStott Highway BridgeJanuary 2019
 Lyndoch BridgeJanuary 2019
 Altona BridgeFebruary 2019
Mid NorthRocky River Bridge (near Crystal Brook)January 2019

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 for a permit.

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