Heavy vehicle access permits

Find out how to apply for a heavy vehicle access permit

As part of a temporary change to the application process, VicRoads is taking over some responsibilities on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for over-size and over-mass (OSOM) and special purpose vehicle (SPV) access permits for travel within Victoria:

  1. Download a heavy vehicle access permit form from the NHVR website (External link)
  2. Submit your form and payment details via the NHVR website (External link) or email them to accessforms@my.nhvr.gov.au
  3. VicRoads will process your application on behalf of the NHVR
If you have any questions about heavy vehicle access permit applications, please contact NHVR on 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487) or info@nhvr.gov.au.

New Annual Permit Scheme

We've established the Annual Permit Scheme to set out the mass and dimension limits and operating conditions for a prime mover, dolly and low loader combination.

Under the new Annual Permit Scheme, operators can:
  • continue to use their existing A, B and C permits that detail mass and dimension limits for different low loader combinations until they expire
  • apply for new Oversize and Over mass (OSOM) Annual Permit Scheme which allows for an increase in the allowable mass and dimension limits under certain conditions.
The new Annual Permit Scheme allows for combinations to be up to:
  • 100.0 tonnes (when using a dolly)
  • 82.5 tonnes (when not using a dolly)
  • 5.0 metres high
  • 30.0 metres long
  • 5.0 metres wide.
Other dimension limits that weren’t originally specified in the A, B and C scheme permits have been included, such as:
  • a maximum rear overhang 
  • a maximum S-dimension (measured from the kingpin on the prime mover or dolly and the rear overhang line). 

There's no specific area on the application form to include the S-dimension; however, information about the S-dimension should be included in section 4 of the application form. 

What roads does this new scheme apply to?
The scheme applies to major arterial roads on the network, including:
  • most M, A and B roads
  • many C roads
  • some local roads. 
For last mile access on Local Government roads you’ll need consent from the relevant municipality if it’s not already pre-approved and mapped.

Visit the new map network to see where your OSOM combinations can travel. This map network is constantly expanding as additional routes are pre-approved.

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