Uncovered loads

There are heavy penalties for not correctly covering loads in NSW.

Loads must be covered to secure and contain all materials within the vehicle and trailer. Fines apply for uncovered loads.

See Towing for information on the road rules applying to loads.

Some of the more common load-related offences are listed on this page, or you can search for all towing related demerit point offences.

Effective 1 July 2017.

Offence Fine Demerit points
Drive/tow vehicle with unsecured load $439 3
Drive/tow vehicle with load causing instability $439 3
Drive/tow vehicle with overhanging load $439 3
Not remove/have removed any thing fallen/put on road $439 3
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