National notices

The national notices below consolidate previous arrangements in all Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) participating states (other than ACT), resulting in multiple state-based notices being combined into single national notices. You do not need to carry a copy of the national notice that you operating under, except for the National Heavy Vehicle Concrete Agitator Work and Rest Hours Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No 1).

For the most part, previous conditions applied in state-based notices continue to apply. Existing approved areas and routes remain in force and can be accessed via links in each national notice. Variations to authorised routes will be made in the manner set out in the relevant notice (for example, through amendments to published maps, or the addition of routes to the notices themselves). All national notices are issued for a maximum of 5 years.

Notices and local productivity initiatives fact sheet (PDF, 1.2MB) – has further information relating to national notices.

New notices

National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2017 (No. 1) (PDF, 806KB) - Amends the National class 1 special purpose vehicle notice 2016 (no. 1) (PDF, 1.5MB) with the following: Schedule 2 - New South Wales is amended to include the NSW Urban Access Concession and Schedule 6 - Victoria has a minor amendment to clarify a single term in s3(2), changing "mobile crane" to "Special Purpose Vehicle".

Acronyms used in table: MDL – Mass, dimension and loading; VS – Vehicle standards.

National notices
*When driving in Victoria under this notice you must carry a copy of the Height Clearance on Roads information bulletin (PDF, 5.2MB) published by VicRoads.
Title and description Gazette reference Category Application

Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF 1.2MB) - Authorises the use of class 1 load carrying vehicles that are up to 5.0m wide, 30m long and 5.0m high (state dependant).

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2016G00970 MDL NSW, SA, Vic

Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF, 1.3MB) - Authorises the use of class 1 load carrying vehicles that are up to 100t (state dependant).

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2016G00971 MDL NSW, SA, Vic

Multi-State Class 3 Bus Mass Exemption Notice 2014 (PDF, 600KB) (formerly known as the New South Wales and Victoria Class 3 Bus Mass Limit Exemption Notice 2014)

Exempts specified types of buses from the total mass limits and axle mass limits.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

C2014G00166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2016G01130

 

C2016G01218

MDL
NSW, Qld, Vic

Multi-State Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Spreader Box Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (PDF, 550KB) (formerly known as the National class 3 heavy vehicle spreader box dimension exemption notice 2014)

Exemption from width requirements, for a heavy vehicle fitted with a spreader box.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Spreader Box Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1) Amendment Notice 2016 (No.1) (PDF, 675KB) - makes a minor change to a condition about how a rear warning sign must be affixed in New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania and extends the exemption to certain local road manager areas in Queensland as published in the Stated List - Queensland - Multi-State Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Spreader Box Notice 2014 (PDF, 616KB)

C2014G00234

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2016G01142

 

C2016G01186

MDL NSW, Qld, SA, Tas

National class 1 special purpose vehicle notice 2016 (no. 1) (PDF, 1.5MB)

Authorises the use of Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicles up to 40 tonnes on gazetted networks in all participating jurisdictions. Examples of vehicles operating under this notice include mobile cranes (e.g. 2-axle pick and carry cranes, 2- and 3-axle all terrain mobile cranes, 3- and 4-axle truck cranes) and mobile concrete pumps.

Please note the following supporting documents for this notice:

Please note the following amendments to this notice:

C2016G00605

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C2016G01569

 

 

C2017G00252

MDL ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 2 heavy vehicle 4.6m high and/or 25m long vehicle carrier authorisation (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (PDF, 620KB)*

Authorise the use of vehicle carriers from 4.3m to 4.6m in height, or from 19m to 25m in length or both.

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

C2014G00229

 

 

 

C2015G00140

MDL
NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 2 heavy vehicle 4.6m high livestock carrier authorisation (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (PDF, 580KB)*

States routes and times for travel for livestock carriers that are compliant with mass and dimension requirement but do not exceed 4.6m in height.

Please note the following amendments to this notice:

C2014G00224

 

 

 

C2015G00140

 

C2105G00854

MDL NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 2 heavy vehicle b-double authorisation (notice) 2014 (no. 2) (PDF, 670KB)

Conditions and routes for B-doubles.

Please note the following amendments to this notice:

C2014G00268

 

 

 

C2015G00140

 

C2014G02110

 

C2015G01027

 

C2016G01010

MDL

NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 2 heavy vehicle controlled access bus authorisation (notice) 2014 (no.1) and national class 3 heavy vehicle controlled access bus rear overhang dimension exemption (notice) 2014 (no.1) (PDF, 650KB)

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2014G00240

 

 

 

C2017G00038

MDL ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 2 heavy vehicle road train authorisation (notice) 2015 (no. 1) (PDF, 1.2MB)

Conditions and routes for road trains.

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

C2015G00865

 

 

 

C2015G01018

MDL

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

National class 2 PBS level 1 and 2A truck and dog trailer authorisation notice 2016 (no.1) (PDF, 711KB)

Authorises the use of 3 and 4 axle trucks towing 3-, 4- or 5-axle dog trailer PBS combinations on gazetted networks.

Please note the following supporting documents for this notice:

C2016G00589 MDL ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National class 3 heavy vehicle 4.6m high by construction semitrailer dimension exemption (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (PDF, 560KB)*

Dimension exemption for heavy vehicles constructed to over 4.3m and not more 4.6m used in a combination on certain routes (curtain sided trailers, etc).

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

C2014G00235

 

 

 

C2015G00140

MDL

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

National class 3 heavy vehicle 19m truck and dog trailer combination mass exemption (notice) 2014 (no.1) (PDF, 750KB)

Exemption for truck and dog trailer combinations from the specified mass limits.

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

C2014G00244

 

 

 

C2016G01200

MDL

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

National class 3 heavy vehicle mechanical tarping and safety harness systems dimension exemption (notice) 2014 (PDF, 520KB)

Width exemption to enable driver safety harnesses or mechanical tarping systems to be retro fitted. These safety systems can protrude up to a maximum of 50mm each side of the vehicle provided that the projection is more than 2m off the ground.

C2014G00233 VS

NSW, Qld, Vic

National class 3 heavy vehicle - vehicle carrier exemption (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (PDF, 650KB)*

Exemption for vehicle carriers from overall length restrictions.

C2014G00232 MDL NSW, Qld, SA, Tas

National Heavy Vehicle Concrete Agitator Work and Rest Hours Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No 1) (PDF, 667KB)

Provides alternative short rest break requirements for drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles carrying pre-mixed concrete by removing short rest break requirements for drivers who have short work breaks instead.

C2016G01653 Fatigue ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National Heavy Vehicle Standards (2 for 3 bus seat) exemption (notice) 2015 (No. 1) (PDF, 580KB)

Exemption for heavy vehicles (buses) from minimum seating width requirements when 2 for 3 bus seats are fitted.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2015G00099 VS ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National Heavy Vehicle Standards (Backlit Badges) Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF,708KB)

Exemption to allow in-service heavy vehicles to be fitted with backlit badges, emblems or logos.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2016G00666 VS ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conspicuity Marking) Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF, 559KB)

Exemption for heavy vehicles fitted with approved conspicuity markings from the fitment of rear marking plates

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2016G01618 VS ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National Heavy Vehicle Standards (dual control waste collection vehicles) exemption notice (no. 1) 2014 (PDF, 480KB)

Exemption for dual control waste collection vehicles.

C2014G01299 VS NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National heavy vehicle standards (external cabin light) exemption (notice) 2014 (No. 1) (PDF, 332 KB)

Exemption for external cabin lights.

C2014G01867 VS NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National heavy vehicle standards (flashing warning lights) exemption notice 2015 (no. 1) (PDF, 660KB)

Exemption from certain vehicle standards requirements where there is a safety requirement for a heavy vehicle to have one or more flashing warning lights fitted.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2015G01594 VS ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National heavy vehicle standards (semitrailer rear bumper) exemption notice 2016 (no. 1) (PDF, 549KB)

Exempts semitrailers that are heavy vehicles and were manufactured prior to 1 January 2005, from complying with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) requirement for the rear bumper to be painted white.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2016G00249 VS ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National heavy vehicle standards (window tinting) exemption (notice) 2014 (no. 1) (PDF, 412KB)

Exemption for window tinting.

C2014G01185 VS NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

National Livestock Welfare Work and Rest Exemption Notice 2017 (No. 1) (PDF, 593KB) - Exempts drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles carrying livestock from specified work time requirements if additional time is needed to respond to situations where the welfare of the livestock is or was at risk.

C2017G00166 Fatigue ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic

National primary production work diary exemption (notice) 2015 (no.2) (PDF, 680KB)

Exempts drivers who carry out primary production work within a 160km radius of their base from having to carry and complete a National Driver Work Diary.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

C2015G01429 Fatigue ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic