Heavy Vehicle Permit - South Australia

Service summary

Persons wishing to operate a vehicle that is to exceed the statutory mass and/or dimension limits require a permit.

The limits are:
Mass - 42.5 tonnes
Width - 2.5 metres
Height - 4.3 metres

Rigid Truck - 12.5 metres
Rigid Bus - 12.5 metres
Articulated Bus - 18.0 metres
Articulated Vehicles - 19.0 metres
Rigid Truck and Trailer Combinations - 19.0 metres

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The owner of the vehicle/s must be the same as appears on the vehicles registration.

The vehicle/s must be assessed, listed and approved by a vehicle permit team.


Variable, 1 day to a maximum of 1 year depending on permit type, dimensions and weight.


Various; contact the agency direct for further information.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Transport SA

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (South Australia)

Contact details

Permits Office

Mailing address:
PO Box 2526
Regency Park SA 5942








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