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
Stakeholders are being encouraged to submit their views on enhancements that have been made to the WAHVA scheme which include the introduction of a Mass Management Module Standard, a Dimension and Loading Management Module Standard and changes to the WAHVA Business Rules.
The new modules are planned for inclusion in audit cycles from January 2016.
Comments should be sent to HVAModules@mainroads.wa.gov.au with submissions open between now and 15 July 2015.
Listed below are links to the draft modules and business rules:
Should you have any queries, please contact Mick Wainwright – Manager Accreditation & Legal Support on 138 486.
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 regulationsChain 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
Main Roads WA advises that network changes are now in place following the realignment of the Great Northern Highway at Wedgefield:
· The new realignment must be used for access into Wedgefield and Utah Point by all Restricted Access Vehicles (RAVs);· All RAVs exiting Wedgefield must use the new northern intersection at Pinga Street and the new Great Northern Highway realignment;· Access to Wedgefield is no longer available via Port Access Road / Dalton Road or under the new realignment;· All RAVs travelling south on Great Northern Highway from the Airport / Broome direction can no longer veer left and must travel under the interchange bridge. The maximum bridge height is 6.4 m.