Heavy Vehicles

​​About Us

Heavy Vehicle Services (HVS) is responsible for providing safe, efficient and sustainable heavy vehicle access to WA's road network.

This site provides heavy vehicle operators with all the essential information they require, including permits, notices and updates. 

All vehicle and driver licensing issues are managed by the Department of Transport.

 

Contact Details

Address: 525 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe 6104
Phone: 138 HVO (138 486)
Fax: (08) 9475 8455 or
e-mail: hvs@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

For permit-related enquiries, email permit.applications@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

Heavy Vehicle News

 

HVS Product and Service Payment Process

As per HVS 15-2017, in recent months Heavy Vehicle Services has experienced an unprecedented volume of issues with operator payments.  To enable Heavy Vehicle Services to continue to process applications for its products in a timely and efficient manner, a HVS Product and Service Payment factsheet has been developed to remind the transport industry of the payment process. 

 

Heavy Vehicle Compliance Calendar

Main Roads Heavy Vehicles Road Transport Compliance has published its Heavy Vehicle Compliance (HVC) Calendar for 2017/2018. The HVC Calendar outlines the Transport Inspectors compliance focus for each month and aims to influence road user behaviour and to remind the transport industry of their obligations and requirements prior to traveling on the WA road network.   

 

The Introduction of Roadside Infringements

As per HVS 14-2017, from 1 July 2017 Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Transport Inspectors will be able to issue infringements on the roadside. Main Roads is introducing this process to provide the transport industry with certainty and time savings in relation to the decision made regarding an intercept.  It also means any questions or concerns can be discussed with the Transport Inspector at the time of the infringement being issued.

 

WA Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness Survey

Main Roads WA conducted a survey of the WA Heavy Vehicle Fleet between September 2016 and January 2017.  The survey included a range of heavy vehicle types from rigid trucks to road trains, as well as plant equipment and special purpose vehicles such as cranes.  The survey inspection target was 1,500 vehicles, which were selected randomly across the state.  The purpose of the Roadworthiness Survey was to gain a better understanding of the condition of WA's heavy vehicle fleet and to set a bench mark to measure the progress of future roadworthiness improvement programs.

We conducted 1591 inspections during the survey. Of these 1591 inspections, 438 resulted in defects being identified.  The key findings have been consolidated on a WA Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness Survey Factsheet.

 

Enhancements to the RAV Mapping Tool

Main Roads is please to advise the enhancements have been completed and our  RAV Mapping Tool is now live. 

New features include:

  • Tri Drive, Concessional and Oversize Road Trains & B Double Networks;
  • Selectable boundaries for both Local Governments and Main Roads Regions;
  • Selectable information layers including the locations of Road Train Assembly Areas, Truck Bays, Roadhouses and Parking Bays;
  • Greyscale view; and
  •  Compatibility and improved usability with smart devices

To access the enhanced RAV Mapping Tool please visit our website and select the Launch Map Icon.

 

Chain of Responsibility (C & E Legislation)
Clarification of Load Restraint Laws

Recent media coverage may have given the impression that the use of regular rope was being prohibited under forthcoming Chain of Responsibility legislation and that only approved webbing and certified ropes will be permitted.

This is incorrect as there is no change to the Load Restraint Guide provisions and existing restraint methods are still acceptable providing that they meet the performance standards detailed in the guide. You must still ensure your load is correctly restrained using the appropriate restraint relevant to the transport task. 

The new Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 still refer to The Load Restraint Guide – Second Edition 2004 as per current regulations.

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation was introduced into WA law on the 27 April 2015.

For more information, please visit the Chain of Responsibility page.

 

National Driver Work Diary availability 

If you drive a heavy vehicle with a gross vehicle mass over 12 tonnes or a bus of more than 4.5 tonnes fitted to carry more than 12 adults including the driver, in a State other than Western Australia and the Northern Territory, you must record your driver work/rest details in a National Driver Work Diary.  The Department of Transport recently increased availability of National Driver Work Diaries in Western Australia.  They are available, for a fee, at three extra locations - Albany, Geraldton and Karratha.  Buyers must attend in person with a valid drivers licence.

The full list of locations is:

Albany
 Driver and Vehicles Services Centre 
178 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330
Broome
 Regional Services Kimberley 
9 Napier Terrace (Kennedy's Store), Broome WA 6725
Cannington
 Driver and Vehicle Services Centre
18C, 1480 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107
Geraldton
 Driver and Vehicle Services Centre
65 Chapman Road, Geraldton WA 6530
Kalgoorlie
 Driver and Vehicle Services Centre
35 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Karratha
 Driver and Vehicle Services Centre
3-5 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714
Kununurra
 Driver and Vehicle Services Centre
Corner Messmate & Bandicoot Drive, Kununurra WA 6743

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Modified: 13 Oct 2017