Performance-Based Standards

Adding identical vehicles to a PBS Vehicle Approval (PDF, 256KB) - From 1 April 2019, the VA number will not change when adding or removing identical vehicle units. This means that existing access permits no longer require updating as the VA number will remain the same.

Updates to the PBS pre-advised design approval process (PDF, 336KB) - From April 1 2019, the PBS pre-advised design approval process has been extended to include qualifying B-double combinations up to 30m. The scope of pre-advised specifications for truck and 3- or 4-axle dog and prime mover and semitrailer combinations has also been broadened to include Level 2.


Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles are designed to perform their tasks as productively, safely and sustainably as possible, and to operate on networks that are appropriate for their level of performance.