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.
Address: 525 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe 6104Phone: 138 HVO (138 486) Fax: (08) 9475 8455 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For permit-related enquiries, email email@example.com
In 2016 Heavy Vehicle Services will deliver a series of information sessions, both regionally and in Perth , targeted at the Heavy Vehicle Industry.
These sessions aim to provide industry with an understanding of the requirements of the Accreditation Modules and the benefits of the Accredited Mass Management Scheme.
For further details, including advice on how to register and venue locations and dates , please view the program details for either the Metropolitan Session or the Regional Information Sessions.
Once all the necessary approvals have been obtained Main Roads WA will be trialling 36.5m road trains (non-containerised) into the Kwinana Industrial Area.
The proposed operating route is via the Kwinana Freeway, Thomas Road, Rockingham Road and the first 500 metres of Kwinana Beach Road.
The trial will provide significant 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.
The trial is expected to commence in early July 2016, for a 4 month period. For further information on the trial please view the Fact Sheet or by calling Heavy Vehicle Services on 138 HVO (486).
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.
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. Priced at $20, they are
now available at three extra locations - Albany, Geraldton and Karratha. Buyers
must attend in person with a valid drivers licence.
The full list of locations