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



 Upcoming Heavy Vehicle Industry Information Metropolitan Session

 In 2016 Heavy Vehicle Services has delivered a series of information sessions, both regionally and in Perth , targeted at the Heavy Vehicle Industry.  Our final session for 2016 will be held at our Redcliffe offices on 26 October 2016.

For further details, including  session topics, advice on how to register and venue location, please view theprogram details .


36.5m Road Trains into the Kwinana Industrial Area Trial

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).

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 was introduced into WA law on the 27 April 2015.

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


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


Modified: 20 Oct 2016