In NSW, heavy vehicles are categorised as either 'general access' or 'restricted access' vehicles. These categories are dependent on the vehicle mass, dimension and configuration or a combination of all three.
NSW Drought Relief Access Permits
With large parts of NSW in drought and drought onset conditions, the NSW Government recognises the need for the increased movement of drought relief hay.
Operators transporting drought relief hay in NSW by heavy vehicles are encouraged to apply for high productivity vehicle access to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) via the NHVR Portal.
In order for the NHVR to prioritise drought relief access requests, operators are advised to list the word DROUGHT in the “Create a new application Reference". The steps to do this can be found on the NHVR portal home page in the News Feed section.
In this section...
Find out about the training and testing requirements for getting a heavy vehicle licence.
Network maps and approved roads lists for road freight transport, special purpose and load carrying vehicles.
Compliance information, including Chain of Responsibility, load and height restrictions, speeding and camera enforcement, inspections and checks, industry investigations, and statistics.
Access application and requirements for different types of heavy vehicles, including general access, restricted access, Performance Based Standards and mass limits.
Australia's national, independent Regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM.
Information about the various freight and access schemes that operate in NSW.
What you need to register a heavy vehicle in NSW, including costs and charges.
Roads and Maritime has dedicated representatives to assist industry operators and drivers with compliance requirements.