Agricultural Vehicles

Main Roads and The Department of Transport  (DoT) manage the movement of agricultural vehicles across WA with a view to ensure safe and sustainable access to the WA road network.

There are a number of products available to support safe access for agricultural vehicles, including:

  • Agricultural Machine Order 2018
  • Towed Agricultural Implements
  • Single Trip (Specified Journey) Permit ( for movements within 30 kilometres of the intersection of St. Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth; or are excessively wide or long under the regulations).

In conjunction with the introduction of the Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence Regulations, the Agricultural Vehicle Pilot and Permit Requirements Matrix has been created to provide operators an overview of pilot and permit requirements for agricultural vehicles.


Agricultural Machines

The Agricultural Machine Order 2018 allows applicable agricultural machines to operate on the road without the need to obtain a permit.  Prior to operating on the road it is essential to check your licensing conditions. Alternately you can check with The Department of Transport , to determine whether your machine requires a permit to travel on a public road.

 The Agricultural Machine Order 2018 stipulates an Agricultural Machine exceeding 4.3 metres in height must not be driven on a road without current written approval from all the relevant Cable Operators, unless the height is less than 4.6 metres and the vehicle is being driven on a road that is listed in RAV Network 2 which can be found on our RAV Mapping Tool.


Towed Agricultural Implements

The movement of Towed agricultural implements is prescribed in the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 .

For information, including the Summary Reference Chart in relation to the movement of Towed Agricultural Implements, please refer to 'A Guide to the Movement of Towed Agricultural Implements in Western Australia' .

Operators are reminded that towed agricultural implements generally do not require a permit, unless they are:

  • Within 30 kilometres of the intersection of St. Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth; or
  • Classified as excessively wide or long under the regulations.

To apply for a permit, you will need to complete both a Specified Journey (Single Trip) Permit Application form and an Application to List or Update Vehicle Information form if your vehicle is not already registered with us.


Five in One Agricultural Bin Notice 


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Modified: 19 Dec 2018