Special Purpose Vehicle

A 'Special Purpose Vehicle' (SPV) is defined in the Road Traffic (Vehicle) Regulations 2014 as a vehicle, other than a tow truck or an agricultural vehicle, built for the purpose other than carrying a load, except for water in the case of concrete pumps and fire trucks. 

Check-weighs are no longer required when applying for a SPV licence or permit unless requested by Main Roads or the Department of Transport. 

Getting your SPV licenced

Applying for Special Purpose Vehicle permits

Before you apply for SPV permits, please ensure that you have completed and submitted the:
Your SPV must also be licenced or have a DOT exceeding 48 hr permit (copy to be submitted with permit application).

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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