Permit-based schemes

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.

All terrain cranes permit scheme

Pick and carry crane permit scheme

Truck mounted cranes permit scheme

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

Urban Access Concession (UAC)

Information Sheet - Urban Access Concession (PDF, 160KB)

Cranes enrolled in IAP between 2.5m and 2.9m wide may be exempt from certain route restrictions.

UAC All terrain cranes permit scheme

UAC Pick and carry crane permit scheme

UAC Truck mounted cranes permit scheme

NSW

Urban Peak Hour Concession (UPC)

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.

MEMS B-Double

MEMS Prime Mover & Semi trailer

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.

MIMS B-Double

MIMS Prime Mover & Semi trailer

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

Excess mass export permits

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
State Roads Division of Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536, Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6166 3258
Email: hvaccess@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Livestock Loading Scheme
Vic Cubic Freight Network (PDF, 4.6MB) ‘Moving More With Less” strategy for higher-productivity vehicles.

Prime Mover & Semi trailer

B-Triple

B-Double

A-Double

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