Heavy Vehicle Permits

Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) commenced on 10th February 2014. The introduction of this legislation unifies the laws of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory will commence the new national law at a later date. Western Australia will not commence the HVNL at this time.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) was created to administer one set of rules for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass to improve safety and productivity, minimise the compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry and reduce duplication and inconsistencies across state and territory borders.

All vehicles operating outside of general access provisions require an authority from the NHVR to operate. Such vehicles have access to a restricted road network or require a permit for access to other roads. This affects the following vehicle types:

  • All Performance Base Standards (PBS)
  • B-Doubles
  • Vehicles operating at Higher Mass Limits (HML)
  • Special purpose vehicles
  • Oversize overmass vehicles

All access requests are submitted by the operator to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator who will issue consents for pre-approved roads. Arterial roads managed by VicRoads within the municipality are generally pre-approved although weight and speed restrictions may apply. Ararat Rural City Council has also established a network of pre-approved roads for different vehicle classes.

For other municipal roads, requests are referred to Council for consent. Council will continue to assess heavy vehicle access requests on a case by case basis.

The following roads within the municipality of Ararat Rural City Council are managed by VicRoads:

  • Western Highway
  • Pyrenees Highway
  • Ararat – St Arnauds Road
  • Ararat – Halls Gap Road
  • Maroona – Glenthompson road
  • Mortlake Ararat Road
  • Grampians Road
  • Streatham – Rossbridge Road

 

PRE-APPROVED ROADS WITHIN ARARAT RURAL CITY COUNCIL

SPV and Oversize Overmass Vehicles

The following roads within the municipality of Ararat Rural City are pre- approved for oversize and over-mass special purpose vehicles such as mobile cranes, concrete pumps to category SPV4 (48 tonne maximum mass) and load carrying vehicles such as spread quad axle low loaders to 59.5 tonne maximum mass.

Buangor – Ben Nevis Road

From Western Highway to Warrak Road

Chatsworth – Wickliffe Road

From Glenelg Highway to municipal boundary

Euramabeen – Streatham Road

From Glenelg Highway to municipal boundary

Woorndoo – Streatham Road

From Glenelg Highway to municipal boundary

Geelong Road

From Western Highway to municipal boundary

Willaura - Wickliffe Road

From Glenelg Highway to Maroona – Glenthompson Road

Grano Street, Ararat

From Alfred Street to Warrak Road

Alfred Street, Ararat

From Western Highway to Grano Street

Warrak Road

From Grano Street to Buangor – Ben Nevis Road

 

PBS Level 2A, Higher Mass Limit, & B-Doubles (<26 metres)

Council has preapproved the following roads for these classes of vehicles.

Aerodrome Road, Ararat

from Western Highway to end road

Alfred Street, Ararat

from Grano Street to High Street

Andrews Lane, Willaura North

from Moyston-Dunkeld Road to Mortlake-Ararat Road (one way only east to west between Moyston-Willaura Road and Moyston-Dunkeld Road)

Back Bolac Road, Willaura

from Willaura-Wickliffe Road to Mortlake-Ararat Road

Baird Street, Ararat

from Fay Street to Pyrenees Highway

Blake Street, Ararat

from Fay Street to Pyrenees Highway.

Bridal Hill Road, Ararat

from McLoughlin Road to end road

Bryant Road, Ararat

from Port Fairy Road to Tatyoon Road

Burn Street, Ararat

from Grano Street to Pyrenees Highway

Buangor Ben-Nevis Road, Warrak

from Western Highway to Pyrenees Highway

Burdett Lane, Wickliffe

from Willaura-Wickliffe Road to end road

Burnett Road, Tatyoon

from Rossbridge-Streatham to Tatyoon Road

Burrumbeep Road, Maroona

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Moyston-Willaura Road

Caledonian Court, Ararat

from Alfred Street to end road

Campbell Street, Streatham

 

Campbell Street Service Lane, Ararat

 

Cemetery Road, Willaura

from Willaura Wickliffe Road to Burdett Lane

Chalambar Road, Ararat

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Unnamed Road (ch. 850)

Challicum Road, Buangor

from Western Highway to Geelong Road

Chatsworth-Lake Bolac Road

from Myuna Lane to Mortlake-Ararat road

Chatsworth-Wickliffe Road

from boundary to Glenelg Highway

Churchill Avenue, Ararat

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Wild Street

Darlington-Carranballac Road

From boundary to boundary

Delacombe Way, Willaura

from Wickliffe Road to Rossbridge-Streatham Road

Elizabeth Street, Ararat

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Gordon Street.

Eurambeen-Streatham Road

from demarcation to Glenelg Highway

Flattely Street, Ararat

from Queen Street to King Street

Geelong Road

 

Gordons Bridge Road, Mininera

from Mininera East Road to Mount William Road

Gordon Street, Ararat

from High Street to Elizabeth Street

Grano Street, Ararat

from Alfred Street to Nott Road.

Gravel Road, Denicull Creek

from Ararat-Mortlake Road to end road

Hammond Road, Ballyrogan

from Geelong Road to Webb Road

Helendoite Road, Maroona

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Tatyoon North Road

Kofoed Street, Ararat

from Grano Street to Pyrenees Highway

Lalkaldarno Road, Wickliffe

from Spittle Road to Maroona-Glenthompson Road

McCrows Road, Westmere

from Glenelg Highway to Estate Road

McLoughlin Road, Ararat

from Western Highway to Bridal Hill Road 

Mininera East Road, Mininera

from Yalla-Y-Poora Road to Tatyoon Road

Moore Street, Ararat

from Queen Street to Mortlake-Ararat Road

Mount William Road, Maroona

from Tatyoon North Road to Eurambeen-Streatham Road

Moyston-Great Western Road

from Ararat-Halls Gap Road to demarcation

Moyston-Willaura Road

from Ararat-Halls Gap Road to Yarram Gap Road

Moyston-Dunkeld Road

from Ararat-Halls Gap Road to Muirhead Road

Muirhead Road, Willaura North

from Moyston-Dunkeld Road to Yarram Gap Road

Nott Road, Ararat

from Burn Street to Grano Street

Olympic Road, Mininera

from Tatyoon Road to Mortlake Ararat Road

Pagels Lane, Lake Bolac

from Estate Road to Woorndoo-Streatham Road

Princes Street, Ararat

from High Street to Marx Crescent

Princes Street South, Ararat

from Marx Crescent to Tatyoon Road

Queen Street, Ararat

from High Street to Elizabeth Street

Queen Street South, Ararat

from Elizabeth Street to Bryant Road

Reid Road, Denicull Creek

from Rocky Point Road to Gravel Road

Rocky Point Road, Denicull Creek

from Mortlake-Ararat Road to Reid Road

Spittle Road, Wickliffe

from Willaura-Wickliffe Road to Lalkaldarno Road

Surface Hill Court, Ararat

from Elizabeth Street South to end road

Tatyoon Road

from Elizabeth Street South to Glenelg Highway

Toora Road, Bornes Hill

from Yarram Gap Road to Maroon-Glenthompson Road

Warrak Road

from Downs Road to Buangor Ben Nevis Road

Webbs Road, Tatyoon

from Tatyoon North Road to Hammonds Road

Wild Street, Ararat

from Churchill Avenue to Truscott Street

Willaura-Wickliffe Road

from Maroona-Glenthompson Road to Glenelg Highway

Woorndoo-Streatham Road, Nerrin Nerrin

from Ennerdale Lane to Glenelg Highway

Yarram Gap Road, Moyston

from Willaura Road to Moyston-Dunkeld Road

Yalla-Y-Poora Road, Streatham

from Glenelg Highway to Mininera East Road

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information contact the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Ph 1300 696 487

Fax: 1300 736 798

Email info@nhvr.gov.au

Web: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/