Roads and Maritime Services is accountable for ensuring that everyone using NSW roads does so safely, while still allowing the transport industry to operate as efficiently as possible. Roads and Maritime promotes roadworthy vehicles and responsible behaviour by all road users.
Roads and Maritime supports the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to process notices and permits for heavy vehicles in NSW and national road freight.
Further information can be obtained from the NHVR website.
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The Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework is an important reform delivering greater national harmonisation, with better safety and efficiency outcomes for industry and community as freight demand grows.
Vehicles which meet the overall dimensions of vehicles defined by legislation have general access to the road network. Find out more about specific vehicle types within this group, such as buses, rigid trucks and 19 metre vehicles.
Vehicles which exceed dimensions defined by legislation, including controlled access buses, B-doubles, road trains, oversize and/or overmass vehicles, and 4.6 metre high vehicles.
Access for vehicles which don't meet the current standards, including quad axle vehicles and combinations.
OBM systems monitor all the axle groups in the vehicle combination and provide the mass readings of these axle groups to the Intelligent Access Program system.
Access to the road network for agricultural and farming vehicles and equipment which exceed dimensions defined by legislation.
Heavy tow trucks that exceed the mass and/or dimension limits of the Heavy Vehicle National Law are Class 3 heavy vehicles and require an access permit to travel in NSW.
Everything you need to know to apply for road network access for your heavy vehicle.