Livestock and Containerised Cargo

Concessional Permits allow you to operate at mass limits above those prescribed for heavy vehicles in the Road Traffic (Vehicle) Regulations 2014.

Containerised Cargo

The Containerised Cargo (import/export) Period Permit allows approved vehicle combinations to carry extra mass when they are carrying intermodal containers that have been imported or are being exported overseas.

The permit allows for the distribution of an extra 8.5 tonne loading over the entirety of the combination, provided the maximum axle group mass limits specified in the operating conditions are not exceeded.

Applying for a permit

Operating Conditions & Approved Networks

The approved Import Export Containerised Cargo Networks are available on the RAV Mapping Tool or on the road tables below:

*Note: There will be no further expansion of the Import / Export Containerised Cargo Networks. 

Concessional Livestock

Vehicles participating in this scheme are permitted to carry extra mass when they are transporting livestock. The vehicle must have a minimum on the single steer axle rating of 6 tonnes and a minimum on the drive axle rating of 18.5 tonnes.

Livestock carriers are granted a concession allowing operators to maintain full loads of livestock, on the condition that the trailers are no longer than 12.5m with:

  • two decks for cattle; or
  • 4 decks for sheep.

The concession allows for an extra 3.0 tonnes on tri axles and 2.0 tonnes on tandem axles.

Applying for a permit

Operating conditions and road access will be listed on approved permits.

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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