Do I need a Class 3 (Miscellaneous) permit?
You can apply for a Class 3 (Miscellaneous) permit if your heavy vehicle does not comply with mass, dimension or operating requirements set out in a gazette notice. A class 3 permit may also be required if your heavy vehicle is operating under a jurisdictional permit-based scheme. Your application will be assessed against the relevant vehicle standards and safety.
To apply for a Class 3 (Miscellaneous) vehicle permit:
- for travel within ACT/NSW/Qld/SA/Tas/Vic - apply through the NHVR Portal.
- for cross-border travel - apply through the NHVR Portal. Note: The NHVR processes all cross-border applications except for travel within the Northern Territory and Western Australia. For these jurisdictions, apply directly to the relevant state or territory road transport authority.
- Common Class 3 combinations - South Australia (PDF, 926KB) and NHVR Portal input sheet - South Australia Class 3 (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Common heavy vehicle combinations used in New South Wales - Class 3 (PDF, 404KB)
- Increased Mass Limits for Eligible 3-axle Buses in New South Wales information sheet (PDF, 245KB) - Describes the increased mass limits for eligible 3-axle buses and operating conditions in New South Wales. Eligible buses will need to apply to the NHVR and applications will be assessed on case by case basis.
- Multiple prime movers or hauling units on class 1 and class 3 permits in Queensland (PDF,198KB) - Outlines when multiple prime movers or hauling units may be listed on a class 1 or class 3 permit in Queensland.
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.
- Class 3 (Miscellaneous) permit application form (PDF, 637KB)
- Additional Axle Mass and Spacings attachment (PDF, 290KB)
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