Christmas/New Years travel restrictions 2019/20

28-11-2019

Over the Christmas and New Year period, there are travel restrictions in place for certain Class 1 heavy vehicles as outlined below.

Please note: For vehicles operating under a permit, operators should check the permit's conditions to establish whether Christmas or public holiday travel restrictions are explicitly listed or are referenced in related notices.

Australian Capital Territory

No specific Christmas restrictions in place.

New South Wales

Details of the travel requirements during Christmas holiday 2019/20 Christmas holiday period can be found at NSW Roads and Maritime Services State-wide oversize holiday curfews and are outlined in the following fact sheets:

Queensland

  • An oversize heavy vehicle or combination is not permitted to travel throughout Queensland from 24 December to 2 January of the following year inclusive.  
  • An oversize vehicle or combination which requires more than one pilot or escort vehicle is not permitted to travel throughout Queensland from 19 December to 2 January of the following year inclusive.

Refer to the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland Access Conditions Guide for more information.

South Australia

Pilot and escort exclusion times, which specifies:

Where a police escort is required, no oversize travel will be permitted:

  • on South Australian public holidays;
  • during public holiday periods; or
  • during major events (e.g. Tour Down Under).

A public holiday period means a period of three or more consecutive days covering a declared South Australia public holiday and adjacent weekend days (for example Easter and every long weekend); and the period between 23 December and 3 January (inclusive).

Further information can be found at South Australia Government Oversize and overmass vehicles.

Tasmania

No specific Christmas restrictions in place.

Victoria

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