South Australia 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.

Old notice New notice Category Updates
Warning Signs on Buses Carrying Children N/A Vehicle standards Notice no longer required - now covered by the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

Exemption of Vehicles previously exempt with a Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes (not being a bus) and trailers with a Manufacture

N/A Vehicle standards Notice no longer required - now covered by the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Exemption of Vehicles with Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes

N/A Vehicle standards Notice no longer required - now covered by the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Operation of Motor Graders towing 2 trailers up to a maximum length of 26 metres in road construction and or road maintenance

Operation of Motor Graders towing multiple trailers up to maximum length of 42 metres for construction and/or maintenance of roads in remote areas

Exemption for road maintenance and construction equipment to exceed mass and dimension limits

South Australia Class 1 Road Grader and Combination Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 678KB)

Exempts heavy vehicles and combinations used for the construction and maintenance of roads from certain mass and dimension requirements.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading

Multiple South Australia notices relating to graders, road construction vehicles and combinations have been converted to a single HVNL Class 1 exemption notice.

Certain conditions and map references have been brought together and made consistent.

Exemption for Oyster Boats and trailers to be fitted with brakes and to exceed a width of 2.5 metres

South Australia Class 1 Oyster Boat Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 666KB)

Provides dimension exemptions, conditions and road network access for heavy vehicle combinations towing one trailer carrying an oyster boat or an oyster boat on its own wheels.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading Converted to HVNL format with updated references.

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

South Australia Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 667KB)

Provides access for tractors used for agricultural purposes, agricultural machines, agricultural machines towing agricultural implements and agricultural combinations which exceed regulation dimensions to travel on roads in South Australia subject to the conditions specified in this notice.

Please note the following supporting documents for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading The new notice retains the current South Australia Code of Practice relating to oversized agricultural vehicles. This notice will be revoked and included in the National Class 1 Agricultural vehicle Notice when it is published.

Notice of approval and exemption - Transport of indivisible items

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

South Australia Class 1 Transport of Indivisible Items and Agricultural Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice (No.1) (PDF, 760KB)

Provides access for heavy vehicle combinations carrying indivisible items including agricultural vehicles which exceed regulation dimensions to travel on roads in South Australia subject to conditions specified in this notice.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading

These two South Australia notices provided certain access conditions that are particular to South Australia and not appropriate to include in the multi-state Class 1 LCV notices.

The new South Australia Class 1 Transport of Indivisible Items and Agricultural Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 preserves the access and conditions in those notices.

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

South Australia Class 3 (Application of Higher Mass Limits) Mass Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

South Australia Class 3 Road Train (North of Port Augusta) Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

South Australia Class 3 Baled Commodity Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

Available on South Australia notices webpage.

 

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2015 (No.1)

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2015 Amendment Notice 2019 (No.1) 

National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 4.6m High by Construction Semitrailer Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

Available on National notices webpage.

 

Access

The original South Australia notice contained a variety of authorisations, exemptions and HML declarations.

These cannot be combined under a single HVNL notice, and many were redundant with conditions that already existed in other notices. Therefore, various components have been distributed among existing and amended notices.

For example, the networks for Road Trains have been taken up by the South Australia Schedule of the national Class 2 Road Train Authorisation Notice 2015, while HML networks have been moved to the South Australia Class 3 (Application of Higher Mass Limits) Mass Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1).

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

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

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

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 National notices webpage.

Mass, dimension and loading The networks in the SA notice have been incorporated into the relevant schedule of the current Multi-state Class 1 LCV notices.

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

Operation of 26m B-Double Vehicles

National Class 2 B-Double Authorisation Notice 2019

Available on National notices webpage.

Mass, dimension and loading

The conditions in this notice are now included in the new national Class 2 B-double notice.

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

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.

This notice is required to be carried.

Please note this notice has been amended and the expiry date has been changed to 30 June 2019 as per the South Australia Notice of Approval - Operation of 14.5m Transitplus Controlled Access Buses Amendment Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 532KB)

N/A Mass, dimension and loading The operational period of this notice has simply been extended to 30 June 2019. The networks for the South Australia notice are under review, and a replacement HVNL notice will be published on completion.

Exemption for buses to exceed a width of 2.5 metres

Applies to Government Routes Services Buses originally manufactured with an overall width greater than 2.5m.

Please note this notice has been amended and the expiry date has been changed to 30 June 2019 as per the South Australia Exemption for Buses to Exceed a Width of 2.5 metres Amendment Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 527KB)

N/A Mass, dimension and loading The operational period of this notice has simply been extended to 30 June 2019. The networks for the South Australia notice are under review, and a replacement HVNL notice will be published on completion.

Approval for a bus towing a disabled bus to exceed an overall length of 19 metres

Provides exemption to overall length requirements for a bus towing a disabled bus.

This notice is required to be carried.

Please note this notice has been amended and the expiry date has been changed to 30 June 2019 as per the Approval for a Bus Towing a Disabled Bus to Exceed an Overall Length of 19m Amendment Notice 2019 (No.2) (PDF, 542KB).

Please note this notice has been amended again and the expiry date has been changed to 31 December 2019 as per the Approval for a Bus Towing a Disabled Bus to Exceed an Overall Length of 19m Amendment Notice 2019 (No.3) (PDF, 539KB).

N/A Mass, dimension and loading The operational period of this notice has simply been extended to 31 December 2019.

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

South Australia Class 1 Rubber Tracked Tractor Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 684KB)

Exempts rubber tracked tractors used for agricultural purposes from certain mass and dimension exemptions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and allows access to roads in South Australia subject to the conditions specified in the notice.

Mass, dimension and loading The new notice retains the current South Australia Code of Practice relating to rubber tracked tractors. This notice will be revoked and included in the National Class 1 Agricultural vehicle Notice when it is published.

Operation of B-double vehicles carting rectangular Baled Hay loaded to a height of 4.6m

Transport of large rectangular baled hay

Exemption for the transport of baled wool and/or baled hay to exceed a width of 2.5 metres

Exemption for articulated motor vehicles transporting baled wool to exceed a height of 4.3 metres

South Australia Class 3 Baled Commodity Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 675KB)

Provides an exemption from height and width dimension requirements for certain configurations of heavy vehicles while they are transporting baled commodities. Vehicles operating under this notice may operate up to the height and width limits specified provided that they meet the specified conditions.

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading

The new South Australia Class 3 Baled Commodity Exemption Notice 2019 incorporates similar exemptions, networks and conditions for various baled commodity notices in South Australia.

This notice consolidates separate types of dimension exemptions, and brings all relevant networks into a single notice.

Exemption for the fitting of mudguards to agricultural vehicles

N/A

Vehicle standards

Notice no longer required - now covered by the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

Exemption for Left Hand Drive Agricultural Machines

N/A Vehicle standards Notice no longer required - now covered by the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

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

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

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

Exemption from Multi-Tyred Road Rollers to be Fitted with Tyres which do not have a tread pattern

South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conditionally Registered Special Purpose Vehicle) Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 765KB)

Exempts a heavy vehicle to which it applies from certain requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

Vehicle standards

Combined into a single conditionally registered SPV notice.

Exemption for the transport of sheaved hay to exceed a width of 2.5 metres

N/A Mass, dimension and loading This notice is no longer required.

Operation of Opal Mining Vehicles

South Australia Class 1 Opal Mining Vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 664KB)

Provides road network access for vehicles or machines commonly known as blowers, noodling machines, elevators and prospecting drills used for opal mining that exceed regulation heights and widths. Access is provided under specific conditions, and only in areas specified in this notice.

Please note the following supporting documents for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading Converted to HVNL format with updated references.

Exemption for the Position of Lighting Equipment on the Rear of Roll-on/Roll off vehicles used to transport waste products or scrap metal

South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Rear Lighting Requirements For Roll-On/Roll-Off Vehicles) Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 661KB)

Exempts a heavy vehicle to which it applies from the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

Vehicle standards Converted to HVNL format with updated references.

Higher Mass Limits for Vehicles fitted with Road Friendly Suspension

South Australia Class 3 (Application of Higher Mass Limits) Mass Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 680KB)

Exempts certain heavy vehicles and combinations fitted with certified Road Friendly Suspension from mass requirements set out in the Heavy Vehicle (Mass Dimension and Loading) National Regulation, allowing operation at masses that are equivalent to Higher Mass Limits under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Please note the following supporting document for this notice:

Mass, dimension and loading

This new notice replaced the former South Australia HML Declaration. Since access to HML in South Australia does not require IAP, this notice has been written as a class 3 mass exemption that simply applies HML masses.

The new notice also incorporates networks for B-doubles, road trains and modular B-triples that have been brought in from other notices.

A table has been added to match vehicle types to HML networks.

Approval for emergency transport of long stobie poles which when carried as a load exceed a length of 19m

Transport of Stobie poles by SA power networks and contractors

South Australia Class 1 Stobie Pole Transportation Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 740KB)

Exempts prime mover and semitrailer heavy vehicle combinations used to carry utility poles in South Australia from the stated prescribed length limits in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation and particular heavy vehicle standards.

South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog (Stobie Pole) Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) (PDF, 669KB)

Exempt truck and dog trailer heavy vehicle combinations used to carry utility poles in South Australia from the stated prescribed length and rear overhang limits in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

Mass, dimension and loading

Both South Australian notices relating to Stobie poles have been consolidated into a single HVNL Notice. Also, a new notice has been produced to cover special purpose vehicles that carry Stobie poles.

Together, the new Class 1 and 3 notices replace the old South Australia notices, and allow further access for the SPV’s mentioned above.

Notice of approval and exemption - Operation of B-triple vehicles up to 35.0m in length

National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2015 (No. 1)

Available on National notices webpage.

Mass, dimension and loading The National Class 2 Road Train Authorisation Notice has been amended to cover the operation of modular B-triples.