Queensland transitional notices

Please note: Unless the notice says otherwise, all transitional notices expired on 9 February 2019. All notices have been reviewed in consultation with their originating state or territory, and consolidated into national or multi-state notices or incorporated into state notices. Links to the new notices are available below.

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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) (PDF, 589KB)

Authorises heavy vehicles eligible to use Higher Mass Limits (HML) on stated areas and routes, during stated hours of stated days and to state the conditions under which they may be used.

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)

Available on the Queensland notices webpage.


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)

Available on the National notices webpage.

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 (No.2) (PDF, 897KB)

Provides mass dimension exemptions that support the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme. This Notice is intended to work with the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme, and compliance with that Scheme is a condition of exemptions contained in this Notice.

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 (PDF, 303 KB)

Dimension exemption for class 1 agricultural vehicles.

Please note the following amendment to this notice:

N/A Mass, dimension and loading Guideline is renewed until 31 December 2019. This will be revoked when the National Agricultural Notice 2019 is released.

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) (PDF, 662KB)

Provides an exemption from height and rear overhang dimension requirements for certain heavy vehicles while they are transporting cotton modules.

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 2019.