Higher Mass Limits permit

Do I need a Higher Mass Limits permit?

A Higher Mass Limits (HML) permit is required for travel on a road outside of the approved HML network. Visit Higher Mass Limits for more information about HML. The NHVR processes all HML permit 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.

Operators should check if their requested route is on an approved HML route, as they may be able to operate under a gazette notice instead of needing a permit.

If any part of your journey is not on an approved HML route, you will need to apply for a HML permit through the NHVR Portal.

Note: HML access in New South Wales is only available by obtaining a HML permit from the NHVR.

If you are operating a Performance-Based Standards vehicle at HML, you will need to submit a Performance-Based Standards vehicle permit application.

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 - Higher Mass Limits access

StateNoticeHML network
Australian Capital Territory

Road Transport (Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Higher Mass Limits (HML) Exemption Notice 2013 (No 1) (PDF, 1.8MB)

Refer to the gazette notice for the HML approved network maps
New South Wales

New South Wales Higher Mass Limits declaration 2015 (No. 1) (PDF, 724KB) - Please note the following supporting document for this notice: New South Wales Higher Mass Limits declaration factsheet (PDF, 280KB)

New South Wales HML network
Queensland

Guideline for Higher Mass Limits for Vehicles with Road Friendly Suspension in Queensland. Form 10, Version 7, August 2010 (PDF, 66KB)

Queensland HML approved network
South Australia

Higher Mass Limits for Vehicles fitted with Road Friendly Suspension - Please note the following supporting document for this notice: Information bulletin – Higher Mass Limits for vehicles fitted with road friendly suspension

South Australia HML approved network
Tasmania

Tasmania Higher Mass Limits Declaration 2016 (No.1) (PDF, 643KB) - Please note the following supporting document for this notice: Information Sheet - Tasmania Higher Mass Limits Declaration (PDF, 114KB)

Tasmania HML approved network
Victoria

Declaration of Class 3 vehicles and mass limit exemptions and route specifications - Please note the following amendment to this notice: Declaration of Class 3 Vehicles and Mass Limit Exemptions and Route Specifications Amendment Notice 2017 (No. 1) (PDF, 98KB)

Mass limit exemptions and route specs for certain class 2 combinations fitted with road friendly suspension Please note the following amendment to this notice: Victoria – Mass limit exemptions and route specifications for certain class 2 combinations fitted with road friendly suspension Amendment Notice 2016 (No. 1) (PDF, 564KB)

Victoria HML approved network

Online application

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.

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.