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
Main Roads is please to advise the enhancements have been completed and our RAV Mapping Tool is now live.
New features include:
To access the enhanced RAV Mapping Tool please visit our website and select the Launch Map Icon.
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.
The trial has been extended and will run for a further six months to 31 May 2017. For further information about the trial please view the Fact Sheet or phone 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. 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