Higher Mass Limit Permit - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to operate a heavy vehicle that exceeds the general mass limits. There are maximum higher mass limits for different types of heavy vehicles that are based on axle groups.

You must ensure that a heavy vehicle that operates under this permit operates on an authorised route. Authorised higher mass limit routes are outlined by state and territory road transport authorities. This permit allows vehicles to travel only in stated areas or on authorised routes.

Information on the general mass limits and the higher mass limits can be obtained from the Regulator.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • Prove that operating at higher mass limits will not pose a significant risk to public safety;
  • Have the relevant road manager's consent; and
  • Comply with any conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Not more than 3 years.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Higher Mass Limit Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law (ACT) Act 2013 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Operating address:
Level 9, Green Square North Tower
515 St Pauls Terrace
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Mailing address:
PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006




07 33098777

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