Agricultural machines may require a permit if they are overmass or over dimension. It is essential to check your licensing conditions, or check with the Department of Transport, to determine whether your machine requires a permit to travel on a public road.
Main Roads WA and Department of Transport have launched a Class 1 RAV Agricultural Machine Notice, allowing applicable agricultural machines to operate on the road without the need to obtain a permit. Over the years significant numbers of agricultural machines have operated on the roads without the required MRWA permits, leaving operators exposed to potential prosecution.
In the Class 1 RAV Agricultural Machine Notice an Agricultural Machine exceeding 4.3 metres in height must not be driven on a road without current written approval from all the relevant Cable Operators, unless the height is less than 4.6 metres and the vehicle is being driven on a road that is listed in RAV Network 2, which can be found on the following link:
RAV Networks and Mapping Tool
A load on a vehicle must be secured in accordance with the guidelines and performance standards set out in the Load Restraint Guide, which can be found on the following link:
NTC - Load Restraint Guide
Towed agricultural implements are covered by the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014, reference Part 13. Generally, towed agricultural implements do not require a permit, unless they are:
To apply for a permit, you will need to complete both a Specified Journey (Single Trip) Permit Application form and an Application to List or Update Vehicle Information form.
For more information in relation to the movement of Towed Agricultural Implements please refer to The 'Guide to the Movement of Towed Agricultural Implements in Western Australia' .
A policy is available to assist operators with the requirements that relate to traffic management for towed agricultural implements crossings "gate to gate".
An exemption notice is available which allows 5 in 1 Agricultural Bins to be carried with a width of up to 2.8 metres.