Heavy Vehicles

About Us

Heavy Vehicle Operations (HVO) 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: hvo@mainroads.wa.gov.au


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


Heavy Vehicle News



Chain of Responsibility (C & E Legislation)

Main Roads WA is working with the Department of Transport and WA Police to implement Chain of Responsibility (CoR), Compliance and Enforcement  legislation in Western Australia. Legislation has been passed by WA Parliament and work continues to finalise drafting of the supporting Regulations.

This process, expected to be completed by October 2014, is being complemented by a comprehensive communications campaign to ensure all stakeholders and industry members are informed of the changes to existing laws and the potential impacts on their businesses.

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


MOVES - Your Online Permitting System

Phase 1 of MOVES, Main Roads WA Heavy Vehicle Operations’ new online permitting system, was launched on 22 April 2013.

Designed with the needs of industry first and foremost, MOVES is both a cost-cutting measure and a means of reducing time-consuming administration, aimed at benefiting hundreds of Western Australian heavy vehicle operators.
Phase 2 of MOVES was launched on 24 June 2013 and appreciably extends existing benefits.  Click here for more information.
Permits Combined into Single Notice

Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced that effective from the 1st December 2012 Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) will be consolidating the Prime Mover Trailer and Truck Trailer Combination Period Permits into a single Notice and published in the Western Australian Government Gazette issued by the State Law Publisher.

Network access to all other vehicle classes and load types will continue to be administered under the current permitting arrangements (single trips, concessional loading, over mass, over size, etc).

A copy of the Overview and FAQs are available for further information.


Heavy Vehicles 'One Stop Shop'

Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced a new State Government initiative that will see Main Roads become a 'one stop shop' for heavy vehicle permit matters as well as pledging $250,000 toward the undergrounding of eight powerlines to assist with heavy vehicle travel over the State's road network.


Fremantle Ports' Container Supply Chain

Fremantle Ports has set up a dedicated email address and phone Hotline to enable industry to provide feedback on the container supply chain associated with the Inner Harbour.

For further information, please view the Container Supply Chain Feedback Poster.


Operational Pilot Electronic Work Diaries

Main Roads WA is working with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, the Australian Government, road and police agencies from across Australia, transport industry associations and participants that are a part of the operational pilot of electronic work diaries (EWDs). The Pilot will further inform the national policy and draft specification for EWDs and progress the development of guidelines for the approval and use of EWDs.  For more information about the Pilot, please visit the Operational Pilot of Electronic Work Diaries website.


NTC A-trailer Review

The National Transport Commission has released a fact sheet outlining the history of national heavy vehicle charges and the current review by the NTC in relation to A-trailer registration charges.


RAV Mapping Tool

Plan your journey using our RAV Mapping Tool  (Current as at July 2012) which features:

  • A seamless map of WA
  • The ability to use a single mouse click to look at roads or other features, with onscreen dialogue boxes that identify specific operating conditions; and
  • The ability to overlay networks, which will enable you to select the most efficient combination for the transport task at hand.

Note: The RAV mapping tool should be used as a guide only and approved roads should be checked using the road tables and addendums.


Fremantle Port Import Container Guidelines

The WA Port Operations Taskforce in conjunction with the Fremantle Ports Authority and Main Roads, has released Business Rules and Corrective Actions for the Management and Control of Overloaded Vehicles - Carrying Import Containers from the Port of Fremantle. The Business Rules are now available to download.


Modified: 03 Apr 2014