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: 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)
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 will be introduced into WA law on the 27 April 2015.

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


Heavy Vehicle Services Industry Information Sessions

Following  the launch of the HVS Industry Information Sessions (IIS) in November 2014, Heavy Vehicle Services will be holding the next Industry Information Session on 19 and 26 March 2015 - Industry Information Session Flyer

The  March Information Session topics include:

• RAV access – RAV access assessment and approval process
• Compliance & Enforcement Legislation (CoR)
• What to expect during a Heavy Vehicle Inspection

A popular component of the sessions is the consultation section of the program, which provides transport operators with the opportunity to discuss matters particular to their business, one on one with representatives from Heavy Vehicle Services.

If you would like to register your interest for the March Information Sessions, please email HVS on hvo@mainroads.wa.gov.au or by phoning the HVS Help Desk on 138 486.

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. 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 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


Pilbara Region - Great Northern Highway realignment now complete

Main Roads WA advises that network changes are now in place following the realignment of the Great Northern Highway at Wedgefield:

Image: Map - 73A-2014 GNH realignment.JPG 

 ·       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.




Modified: 27 Mar 2015