Do I need an agricultural vehicle permit?
You may need to apply for a Class 1 agricultural vehicle permit if your agricultural vehicle or agricultural combination does not comply with mass, dimension or operating requirements set out in a gazette notice.
The NHVR processes ALL Class 1 agricultural vehicle permit applications for travel within and between the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria through the NHVR Portal.
For travel within the Northern Territory and Western Australia you need to apply directly to the relevant state or territory road transport authority.
Note: Operators should check that their vehicle complies with the schedules and conditions in the relevant gazette notice as the permit relevant to this application will reference these same conditions.
Gazette notices - Agricultural vehicles
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Exempts eligible agricultural vehicles and combinations from certain mass and dimension requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation, and other certain requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation, and places conditions on their operation in designated Agricultural Heavy Vehicle Zones.
Please note the following supporting resources for this notice:
For more information see our National Agricultural notice web page.
Allows agricultural machines and cane bin trailers fitted with flotation tyres to operate on roads in certain circumstances and within certain parameters. This notice must be carried.
Exempts comb trailers from stated prescribed dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation. This notice must be carried.
Exempts the movement of, or transportation of, eligible cotton harvesters and agricultural equipment in association with cotton harvesting in Queensland from certain travel restrictions in place over the Easter period.
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:
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.
This notice exempts certain agricultural vehicles from mass and dimension requirements.
Please note the following supporting document for this notice:
Post or fax application
Please note: If you apply through post or fax, all correspondence relating to that application will be done through the same channel.
- Agricultural vehicle permit application form (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Additional Axle Mass and Spacings attachment (PDF, 290KB)
Note: Please right-click on a form and save it to your computer, rather than opening it up directly in your web browser. The form can then be opened locally, and saved.