Oversize light vehicles

A light vehicle or its load that exceeds the dimensions outlined below will require an exemption (either a notice or a permit) to operate on roads in South Australia. A light vehicle is defined as a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) up to 4.5 tonnes.

  • A single motor vehicle that is not greater than 12.5 metres long
  • A combination that is not greater than 19 metres long
  • A vehicle that is not greater than 2.5 metres wide
  • A vehicle that is not greater than 4.3 metres high.

Light Vehicle Notices

NoticeSupporting Documentation
Road Traffic (Transport of Indivisible Items) Light Vehicle Notice (223.7 KB PDF)Code of Practice for the Transport of Indivisible Items in South Australia MR801 (2.1 MB PDF)
Road Traffic (Oversize Agricultural Vehicles on Roads) Light Vehicle Notice (33.0 KB PDF)Code of Practice for Oversize or Overmass Agricultural Vehicles (2.4 MB PDF)
Road Traffic (Transport of Agricultural Vehicles as a Load) Light Vehicle Notice (399.4 KB PDF)Code of Practice for the Transport of Agricultural Vehicles as Loads (3.7 MB PDF)
Road Traffic (Exemption for Rear Overhang on a Trailerable Boat) Light Vehicle Notice  (222.2 KB PDF) 
Road Traffic (Exemption for rear overhang for trailers transporting rowing boats, canoes or kayaks) Light Vehicle Notice  (228.1 KB PDF) 
Road Traffic (Exemption for the Operation of Opal Mining Vehicles) Light Vehicle Notice (391.3 KB PDF) 
Road Traffic (Exemption for Oyster boats and trailer to be fitted with brakes and to exceed a width of 2.5m) Light Vehicle Notice (441.3 KB PDF) 
Road Traffic (Light Utility Vehicles Used for Work by Primary Produces, Government Departments, Government Authorities and Local Government Authorities) Light Vehicle Notice  (237.7 KB PDF) 

Note: Heavy vehicles may only use the Code of Practice for Oversize or Overmass Agricultural Vehicles if they are operating under the South Australia Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 available from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.


Related Information

Light Vehicle Permits

Enquiries

Phone

1300 882 249 (option 4)


Page last updated 7 January 2020

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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