Permit-based schemes cover any scheme, trial, pilot or initiative that requires an operator to have a permit to operate a vehicle and has a set of criteria that must be met in order to participate. These schemes are targeted at safety, efficiency and productivity outcomes for specific types of heavy vehicles.
The NHVR preserves the current permit schemes in the table below, and is working with jurisdictions towards future consolidation and national harmonisation.
Permit-based schemes can be applied for through the NHVR Portal
|Jurisdiction||Title||Description||How to apply|
|NSW, SA, Vic||Transport of Concrete Pipes Transversely to 2.65m wide information sheet (PDF, 144KB)||
Class 3 permits for transporting concrete pipes loaded transversely up to 2.65m wide.
|Pipes carried transversely|
|NSW||Class 1 Mobile crane journey permit fact sheet (PDF, 154KB)||
For mobile crane travel through a Limited Access Location.
|Class 1 Mobile crane journey permit|
|NSW||Class 1 Mobile crane Alternative configuration permit fact sheet (PDF, 174KB)||
For mobile crane travelling at reduced mass to standard permit.
|NSW||Modern road trains and Triples east of Newell Hwy||Modern A-doubles, B-triples and AB-triples up to 36.5m in length can operate in some areas east of the Newell Hwy.||Modern road trains and Triples east of Newell Hwy|
|NSW||Night Travel for Oversize Hay Baler Combinations information sheet (PDF, 286KB)||Class 1 permits for heavy vehicles towing hay balers up to 3.1m wide and/or 22m long.||Refer to information sheet|
|NSW||Cranes enrolled in IAP between 2.5m and 2.9m wide may be exempt from certain route restrictions.|
|NSW||Cranes enrolled in IAP and exceed 3.5m forward projection dimension limit may be exempt from certain route restrictions.||Urban Peak Hour Concession (UPC)|
|Qld||Class 4 Tow trucks||Movement of broken down heavy vehicles by class 4 tow trucks.||Class 4 Tow Trucks|
|Qld||Mass Export Management Scheme (MEMS) Information Bulletin (PDF, 136KB)||Mass concession for transportation of containerised freight for export.|
|Qld||Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS) (PDF, 195KB)||Mass concession for transportation of containerised freight from the Port of Brisbane and the Port of Townsville.|
|Qld||Transporting cotton bales on road trains up to a height of 4.6 metres info sheet (PDF, 168KB)||Road train combinations transporting cotton bales loaded up to 4.6m high.||Transporting cotton bales on roads up to a height of 4.6m|
|SA||Conventional semi-trailers exceeding 42.5t transporting goods in shipping containers destined for export.||SA – Excess Mass Export|
|SA||Medium articulated vehicle with dog trailer (MAD)||Medium articulated vehicle with dog trailer can operate on restricted routes.||SA – Medium articulated vehicle with dog trailer (MAD)|
|Tas||Livestock Loading Scheme Info Bulletin (PDF, 222KB)||
Mass concession for 6-axle semi-trailers and 9-axle B-doubles transporting livestock.
Please note the contact details in the info bulletin are out of date and the following details should be used:
Network Access Team
|Livestock Loading Scheme|
|Vic||Cubic Freight Network (PDF, 4.6MB)||‘Moving More With Less” strategy for higher-productivity vehicles.|
|Vic||Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles A-Doubles information sheet (PDF, 272KB)||Victorian road access for Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Level 2 30 metre A-Double up to 85.5 tonnes and PBS Level 3 36.5m A-Double up to 85.5 tonnes.||Refer to information sheet|
|Vic||Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles Quad B-Doubles information sheet (PDF, 337KB)||Victorian road access for Performance-Based Standards (PBS) 30 metre Quad-Tri & Quad-Quad B-Doubles up to 77.5 tonnes.||Refer to information sheet|
|Vic||PBS Level 2B Network in Victoria (Volumetric) information sheet (PDF, 219KB)||Victorian road access for Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B (Volumetric) Vehicles up to 68.5 tonnes.||Refer to information sheet|
|Vic||Port Low Loader Scheme (PDF, 159KB)||Movement of low loader combinations transporting flat racks and open top containers with the Port of Melbourne precinct.||Port Low Loader Scheme|
|Vic||Road Train Access in Victoria information sheet (PDF, 349KB)||Victorian road access for A-Double Road Trains.||Refer to information sheet|