Queensland transitional notices

Queensland transitional notices were gazetted notices, guidelines, exemptions and other legal instruments that were made under state legislation prior to the commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law in 2014.

Apart from the Class Permit No. 147-TH-14 Mass exemption for the transportation of log timber, all other transitional notices were reviewed in consultation with their originating state and have been:

Details about the carriage and presentation of documents, including notices that need to be carried.

Old notice New notice Category Comments

Guideline for Higher Mass Limits for Vehicles with Road Friendly Suspension in Queensland. Form 10, Version 7, August 2010

Queensland Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2019 (No.1)

Mass, dimension and loading The new Queensland HML Declaration is a simple conversion of the old previous Form 10.

Guideline for Excess Dimension - vehicles carrying indivisible articles, special purpose vehicles and vehicles that require pilot or escort in Queensland, Form 4, Version 8, February 2013

Guideline for operation of excess mass special purpose vehicles to 40t and vehicles carrying indivisible item to 59.5t, Form 11, Version 5, September 2011

Queensland Class 3 Heavy Vehicle (Indivisible Item) Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

Queensland Class 1 Special Purpose Combination Mass & Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No. 1)


Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1)

Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1)

Mass, dimension and loading

The Queensland Form 4 and 11 Guidelines contained various exemptions, concessions and conditions for a range of Class 1 and 3 vehicles.

These provisions have been largely dealt with by introducing a Queensland Schedule for the national Class 1 load carrying vehicle mass and dimension notices published in 2016. Previously, Queensland was not a party to these national notices, and this step brings the consistent national approach to Queensland.

To accommodate certain exemptions specific to Queensland regarding heavy SPV combinations and Class 3 vehicles carrying indivisible loads, two special Queensland-only notices have been provided.

Guideline for livestock loading in Queensland, Form 3, Version 4 (updated August 2009)

Queensland Class 3 Livestock Loading Exemption Notice 2019

Mass, dimension and loading The Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme is also an expiring Notice. However, it has undergone substantial revision and is the subject of its own consultation and engagement process.

Guideline for Excess Dimension Agricultural Vehicles and Agricultural Combinations; Vehicle and Drivers Form Number 14, Version 4, October 2013

N/A Mass, dimension and loading Guideline expired 31 December 2019. It has been replaced with the National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019.

Guideline for transporting cotton modules in Queensland, Form 16, Version 4 (updated March 2012)

Queensland Class 3 Cotton Module Transportation Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

Mass, dimension and loading Form required substantial redrafting in order to bring it into HVNL format. As a dimension exemption notice, vehicles operating under this notice are class 3. Concessional dimensions, networks and conditions remain the same. 

Class Permit No. 147-TH-14 Mass exemption for the transportation of log timber (PDF, 360KB)

Mass exemption for transportation of log timber. This notice is required to be carried.

Please note the following amendments to this notice:

N/A Mass, dimension and loading Class permit is renewed until 31 December 2021.