South Australia

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

Title and supporting documents Category Description Carriage required
Warning Signs on Buses Carrying Children VS Warning signs on buses carrying children. No
Exemption of Vehicles previously exempt with a Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes (not being a bus) and trailers with a Manufacture VS Conditions for exempting non-compliance with ADRs. No
Exemption of Vehicles with Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes VS Conditions for exempting non-compliance with ADRs. No

Notice of approval and exemption - Transport of agricultural vehicles carried as a load

Code of Practice for the transport of agricultural vehicles as loads

MDL Allows heavy vehicles that are carrying agricultural vehicles exceeding dimensional limits to travel on roads in SA. No
Operation of Motor Graders towing multiple trailers up to maximum length of 42 metres for construction and/or maintenance of roads in remote areas MDL Applies to motor graders towing multiple trailers up to an overall length of 42m, to travel on DPTI roads within remote areas of the Northern and Western region boundaries, for the purpose of construction and/or maintenance of DPTI roads. No
Operation of Motor Graders towing 2 trailers up to a maximum length of 26 metres in road construction and or road maintenance MDL Applies to motor graders towing two trailers up to an overall length of 26m, to travel on regional Council roads, for the purpose of road construction and/or road maintenance of regional Council roads. No
Exemption for Oyster Boats and trailers to be fitted with brakes and to exceed a width of 2.5 metres MDL Exempt rigid motor vehicles towing one trailer carrying an oyster boat or an oyster boat on its own wheels. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Oversize or Overmass Agricultural Vehicles Driven on Roads

Code of practice for oversize or overmass agricultural vehicles

MDL Applies to tractors used for agricultural purposes, and agricultural vehicles, implements and combinations which exceed 4.3m in height, 2.5m in width, and when in combination exceed 19m in length. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Transport of indivisible items

Code of practice for transport of indivisible items

MDL Applies to heavy vehicles carrying an indivisible item, which exceeds 4.3m in height and/or 2.5m in width. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption – Operation of 23 metre long prime mover and low loader combinations

Code of practice for prime mover and low loaded combinations equal to or less than 23 metres

MDL Applies to prime mover and low loader combinations up to 23m in length. Yes

Transport of large rectangular baled hay

Code of practice for the transport of large rectangular baled hay

MDL Applies to articulated prime mover and semi-trailer combinations carrying large rectangular baled hay which exceed 4.3m in height and/or 2.5m in width. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Operation of road train vehicles in South Australia

Code of practice for road trains

Information guide for road trains

Access Applies to road trains to operate on Approved Routes subject to conditions. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Operation of 25 metre long prime mover and low loader combinations with a gross combination mass up to 59.5 tonnes

Code of practice for 25 meter long prime mover and low loader combinations with a gross combination mass up to 59.5 tonnes

MDL Mass and dimension exemption for prime mover and low loader combinations up to 59.5t gross mass. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Operation of B-Double vehicles up to 25m in length

Code of Practice for B-Doubles

Information guide for B-doubles

MDL Applies to B-Doubles up to 26 m in length, to operate on approved routes. Yes
Operation of 26m B-Double Vehicles MDL Applies to B-Doubles up to 26m in length. Yes

Notice of approval - Operation of 14.5m Transitplus controlled access buses providing a route service in South Australia

Code of practice for controlled access buses

Information guide for controlled access buses

Code of practice for buses July (2016)

MDL This notice provides a route network that can be used by 14.5m Controlled Access Buses used for Metroticket route services operated by Transitplus and may be used in conjunction with the notice titled Operation of Controlled Access Buses in South Australia. Yes

Exemption for buses to exceed a width of 2.5 metres

Code of practice for buses (July 2016)

MDL Applies to Government Routes Services Buses originally manufactured with an overall width greater than 2.5m. No
Approval for a bus towing a disabled bus to exceed an overall length of 19 metres MDL Provides exemption to overall length requirements for a bus towing a disabled bus. Yes

Operation of rubber tracked tractors with a gross vehicle mass up to 24 tonnes

Code of practice for rubber tracked tractors with a gross vehicle mass up to 24 tonnes

MDL Applies to rubber tracked tractors used for agricultural purposes, rubber tracked tractors towing agricultural implements and rubber tracked tractor combinations. Yes
Exemption for articulated motor vehicles transporting baled wool to exceed a height of 4.3 metres MDL Applies to articulated motor vehicles carrying baled wool which exceed 4.3m in height Yes
Operation of B-double vehicles carting rectangular Baled Hay loaded to a height of 4.6m MDL Applies to b-doubles carting baled hay loaded to a height of 4.6m Yes
Exemption for the transport of baled wool and/or baled hay to exceed a width of 2.5 metres MDL Exemption for heavy vehicles carrying a load consisting solely of baled wool and/or baled hay. Yes
Exemption for the fitting of mudguards to agricultural vehicles VS

Exemption for agricultural vehicles and agricultural trailers from the requirement to fit mudgards and spray suppresion.

No
Exemption for Left Hand Drive Agricultural Machines VS Applies to left hand drive agricultural machines. Yes
Exemption for the fitting of lighting equipment, rear vision mirrors, horn and other equipment to agricultural vehicles which are not more than 3 metres in width VS Applies to tractors used for agricultural purposes, self propelled agricultural machines and agricultural implements with an overall width not more than 3m. No
Exemption for the transport of sheaved hay to exceed a width of 2.5 metres MDL Applies to heavy vehicles carrying a load consisting solely of sheaved hay. Yes
Operation of Opal Mining Vehicles MDL Applies to opal mining vehicles which exceed 4.3m in height and 2.5m in width. Yes
Exemption for the Position of Lighting Equipment on the Rear of Roll-on/Roll off vehicles used to transport waste products or scrap metal VS Exemption for roll on/roll off vehicles used to transport waste products or scrap metal from specified rear lighting and reflector requirements. No
Exemption for Adelaide Christmas Pageant floats MDL Applies for vehicles known as Pageant floats used as part of the Adelaide Christmas Pageant with an overall width not exceeding 4.9m. Yes
Exemption for road maintenance and construction equipment to exceed mass and dimension limits MDL Applies Road Maintenance and Construction Equipment where such vehicles exceed 19m in length, 4.3m in height and a GCM of 42.5t. Yes
Exemption for the fitting of lighting and other equipment to tractors, graders, road rollers and other machines used for road construction and/or maintenance operating on roads and road related areas. VS Applies to tractors, graders, road rollers and other machines used for road construction and/or maintenance. No
Exemption for the fitting of lighting equipment, rear vision mirrors, horn and other equipment to tractors, road construction equipment and forklift operating within a designated worksite VS Exemption for tractors, road construction equipment and forklifts operating within a designated worksite from specified vehicle standards. No

Higher Mass Limits for Vehicles fitted with Road Friendly Suspension

Information bulletin – Higher Mass Limits for vehicles fitted with road friendly suspension

MDL Conditions and Routes for HML vehicles. Yes

Operation of 49.5 tonne prime mover and low loader combination vehicles in South Australia

Code of practice for overmass low loader vehicles

MDL Mass & Dimension exemption for OSOM - Prime mover & Low Loader combinations. Yes
Exemption from Multi-Tyred Road Rollers to be Fitted with Tyres which do not have a tread pattern VS Applies to vehicles known as multi-tyred road rollers. No
Approval for emergency transport of long stobie poles which when carried as a load exceed a length of 19m MDL Exemption for motor vehicles that exceed 19m in overall length for the emergency transport of stobie poles up to 25m in length by and on behalf of SA Power Networks or their contractors in South Australia. Yes

Notice of approval and exemption - Operation of B-triple vehicles up to 35.0m in length (PDF, 120KB)

Code of Practice for B-triples up a length of 35.0m or less (PDF, 504KB)

MDL Exempt B-Triple vehicles from the specified mass height limits. No
Transport of Stobie poles by SA power networks and contractors (PDF, 24KB) MDL

Exempts rigid motor vehicle and dog trailer combinations operated by SA Power or Contractors that exceed 19m in overall length while being used for the transport of Stobie poles, from certain dimension and loading requirements.

Yes