Heavy vehicles

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.

Find out more about the Be Truck Aware safety campaign

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...

Getting a heavy vehicle licence

Maps & approved roads lists

Compliance & Safety

Road access

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Schemes & programs

Registering heavy vehicles

Industry information

Notices, ministerial orders & other documents


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