The Heavy Lift Tow Truck Period Permits provide approved tow trucks with extra mass on the drive axle groups when towing a vehicle and extra mass on the steer axle when empty.
The tow truck must be approved by The Department of Transport (DoT). To have your tow truck approved, please book an assessment with DoT Vehicle Safety Policy Section; email email@example.com .
In order to apply for a Permit, you must be a registered Operator with Main Roads WA. If you do not have an Operator Number, please complete the Restricted Access Vehicle Operator and WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Registration form available via the following link.
Please ensure that all vehicles listed on the Permit application have been registered with Main Roads. To register vehicles, please complete an Application to List or Update a Vehicle form for each motor vehicle and trailer, available on the following link.
This permit allows up to 21 tonnes on a tandem drive tow truck and is issued for 12 months.
The tow truck may operate State-wide, provided it is not driven over a bridge listed in the Restricted Bridges list below.
Cost up to - $240 per annum
This permit allows up to 23.5 tonnes on a tri drive tow truck and is issued for 12 months.
Cost up to - $192 per annum
This permit allows up to 27 tonnes on a tri drive tow truck and is issued for 12 months.
The tow truck may operate State-wide, provided it is not driven over a bridge listed in the Restricted Bridges list below and is monitored via an approved in-vehicle telemetry device and the required data is provided to Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Services.
Cost up to - $336 per annum
Visit our Structures (Bridges) Location Map Books page, for assistance to identify and locate structures within Western Australia.