Access Requirements in WA

Main Roads is responsible for determining and administering road access for Restricted Access Vehicles (RAV) in WA. 

Ensuring we deliver safe, sustainable and efficient RAV access, we work collaboratively with road managers to determine if roads are suitable for RAV access.

Many types of RAVs with differing performance characteristics, requiring different amounts of road space have different impacts on road infrastructure. 

With this in mind, a number of defined RAV road networks have been established, outlining where vehicles can travel based on a set of specifications.  

Your RAV networks are available via the RAV Mapping tool or in 'road table' format on the relevant Permit or Order page.

For a road to be added or an alternative route be considered in the defined RAV networks; or you want to see a network upgraded, one of the following processes should be followed:

What is an access trial?

An access trial is a temporary access arrangement with specific access conditions that allows us to assess the safety and effectiveness of new technologies, non-standard vehicle designs and access conditions. It is also an effective way to validate theoretical results that have been provided to Main Roads in studies and reports. Transport operators wanting to participate in a trial need to demonstrate that they can meet the specific eligibility requirements relating to the trial.

What's in it for me?

Access trials provide participating transport operators with improved access and efficiency benefits during the trial period. If the outcome of an access trial is successful, the access arrangements will likely become permanent.

Visit TCA to find out more about the Hill Decent Monitoring application.

Current Access trials

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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