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



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.


36.5m Road Trains into the Kwinana Industrial Area Trial

A trial to allow permitted 36.5m road trains into the Kwinana Industrial Area commenced on 1 August 2016.  The route being trialled is via the Kwinana Freeway, Thomas Road, Rockingham Road and the first 500 metres of Kwinana Beach Road.

The trial will enable the assessment of expected safety and efficiency benefits to the transport industry by providing access from Kwinana for the movement of fuel and dangerous goods without having to use Kewdale as a staging area.  To date, positive feedback has been received from participating transport operators.

For further information about the trial phone Heavy Vehicle Services on 138 HVO (486).


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:

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


Modified: 23 Jun 2017