Oversize Over-mass Permits

Single Trip Permits

Class 1 RAV - Oversize - Single Trip Permit

This permit is available for a single movement of a large indivisible load that exceeds the dimensions covered by the Class 1 RAV - Oversize - Period Permit.

  • Cost - $25 for a single trip.

Class 1 RAV - Overmass - Single Trip Permit

This permit is available for a single movement of a large indivisible load that exceeds a mass limit and is either within statutory dimension limits or the dimensions are covered by the Class 1 RAV - Oversize - Period Permit.

  • Cost - 1 cent per kilometre per tonne over statutory mass limits

Note: The Class 1 RAV - Low Loader - Overmass Period Permit is available for certain overmass loads and may provide convenience and cost savings over a 12 month period. More information is available below.

Class 1 RAV - Oversize & Overmass - Single Trip Permit

This permit is available for a single movement of a large indivisible load that exceeds both a dimension and mass limit, generally outside the parameters of oversize and overmass period permits.  

  • Cost - 1 cent per kilometre per tonne over statutory mass limits

Single Trip Oversize Vehicle - Standard Operating Conditions

 The following operating conditions are standard conditions applied to all single trip permits issued for the movement of an oversize large indivisible load:

Bridge Crossing Permit

If an operator needs to cross a bridge that is specified as a restricted bridge under the particular Period Permit, such as the Class 1 RAV Low Loader Over-mass Period Permit or a Special Purpose Vehicle Period Permit, an application can be made to cross the bridge under a single trip Bridge Crossing Permit.

Single Trip Permit Application Forms

The application forms for single trip permits are available on the Forms Page .

Period Permits

Class 1 RAV - Oversize - Period Permit

This permit is available for transporting large indivisible loads. It allows for a vehicle and its load to be up to 5.5 metres in width, 5.5 metres in height and 40 metres in length. This period permit is valid for a three year period. This permit can be used in conjunction with the Class 1 RAV - Low Loader - Overmass Period Permit

  • Cost - $50 for three years 

Class 1 RAV Low Loader Over-mass Period Permit

This permit is available for transporting heavy indivisible loads. It allows low loader combinations to move loads with a gross mass of up to 92.5 tonnes for certain combinations. This permit is valid for a 12 month period. This permit can be used in conjunction with the Class 1 RAV - Oversize  -Period Permit.

  • Cost - $336 to $1200 per annum (depending on configuration)

Platform Trailer Relocation Period Permit

This permit is available for the relocation of platform trailers. The permit is valid for a 12 month period during which operators will be allowed an unlimited number of movements of their unladen platform trailers on approved routes.

  • Cost - dependant on configuration

Class 1 RAV - Oversize Boat Transport - Period Permit

This permit is available for transporting a boat that is wider than 2.5 metres. This permit is valid for a 3 year period. 

  • Cost - $50 for three years

For details on how to apply for a permit please follow the four easy steps outlined in our “Guide to Towing Oversize Boats on Public Roads" and for details on all additional conditions please refer to the Class 1 RAV Oversize Period Permit Operating Conditions under the Class 1 RAV - Oversize - Period Permit section above.  

Power Pole Transport Period Permit

This permit is available to a rigid motor vehicle, fitted with a crane and drilling device, towing a pole jinker trailer for the purpose of transporting and installing power poles.  This permit is only available to a power provider or contractor authorised by the power provider.

  • Cost - $50 for three years

Railway Iron Transport Over Size and Over-mass Period Permit

This permit is available for transporting multiple sections of indivisible over-length railway iron with an overall combination length up to 31 metres. This permit allows up to 18.5 tonnes on the tandem drive axle group and 27 tonnes on the tri axle group. This permit is valid for a 12 month period.

  • Cost - $457 per annum

Period Permit Application Forms

The application forms for period permits are available on the Forms Page .

Audit Regimes

Oversize Vehicle Route Survey - Audit Regime

All vehicles operating under an Oversize Permit, including a Period Permit and a Single Trip Permit, are required to undertake a route survey prior to moving the oversize load on the public road network.

The following document specifies the minimum requirements for undertaking a route survey, the record keeping requirements and the associated auditing process.

The following route survey template has been developed to assist transport operators. While it is not mandatory for transport operators to use this template, this template sets the minimum standard that is acceptable.

Oversize Vehicle Pilot Video - Audit Regime

It is a requirement under an Oversize Permit, including a Period Permit and a Single Trip Permit, that all pilot vehicles accompanying a load in excess of 4.5 metres in width be fitted with forward facing video recording devices.

The following document specifies the responsibilities, the minimum video recording device requirements, the storage requirements for the video recordings and the associated auditing process.

Reference Documents & Useful Information

Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS) 

 

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Modified: 02 Jul 2020