COVID-19 border restrictions

Information about border restrictions and any passes needed for the transport of freight and logistics across borders for each state or territory can be found on our dedicated NHVR coronavirus page.

Any form needed to cross a border is completed and submitted through the relevant state or territory authority and not through the NHVR.

For information on general travel restrictions (car, motorcycle etc.) please refer to the Federal COVID-19 Restriction Checker - Domestic Travel.

Tow truck permit

Do I need a Tow Truck Permit?

You will need to apply for a tow truck permit if your tow truck does not comply with the prescribed mass or dimension requirements.

To apply for a tow truck permit:

Please note the Heavy tow trucks information sheet (PDF, 174KB)

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.

Please note a range of national, state and transitional notices expired on 9 February 2019. New notices can be found on the national notices and state notices pages.

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.