Applications and forms

Permits issued by the NHVR

Refer to the table below to determine whether the NHVR issues the permit you need or whether you should apply to a state road transport authority. Responsibility for issuing the permit depends on the heavy vehicle class and the jurisdiction in which you are travelling.

  Class 1 permit
Special Purpose Vehicle,
Agricultural,
Oversize Overmass
Class 2 permit
B-double,
Road Train,
Performance-Based Standards,
Controlled Access Bus
Class 3 permit
Tow truck,
Commodity Scheme permits (MIMS & MEMS),
Mining Trailers
Higher Mass Limits (HML) permit
Journeys across borders
The NHVR will process all applications if your journey is across borders.
Journeys within Qld
If the permit you require is not issued by the NHVR, contact Transport and Main Roads
Journeys within NSW
#For Class 1 and 3 permits in NSW, you can apply through Roads and Maritime Services and individual councils or you can apply through the NHVR.

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Journeys within Vic
If the permit you require is not issued by the NHVR, contact VicRoads
Journeys within SA
If the permit you require is not issued by the NHVR, contact Planning Transport and Infrastructure
Journeys within ACT
If the permit you require is not issued by the NHVR, contact the ACT
Journeys within Tas

Apply for a permit

STEP 1 - Before applying, the following links may assist you to plan your journey and identify any specific requirements

  • NHVR Journey Planner – Our interactive online mapping service can help you find approved routes for heavy vehicles on the road network and help you to identify the need to submit an access application.
  • State road transport authority mapping sites – These sites can assist you further with planning your journey. They display authorised heavy vehicle routes within each state, and in some cases, allow you to view additional route information.
  • Notices and permit-based schemes – Due to limitations in web-based mapping services, users need to ensure they consult the relevant gazette notices to identify all conditional and route requirements.

STEP 2 - Choose your application type

STEP 3 - Speed up your application by applying online

Permit costs

The fee to submit an access permit application is $70.

Please note: The fee payable is an application fee due at the time of lodgement of your application. The application fee can be paid online via debit card or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). If applying by email, post or fax the application fee can be paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) or cheque.

Credit card payments are the preferred payment option and will speed up the application process. As the fee is in relation to the application, the fee may be retained by the NHVR even if the application is ultimately deemed ineligible for a permit. A permit cannot be issued without full payment of the required fees.