ADR 65 Maximum Road Speed Limiting for Heavy Goods Vehicles and Heavy Omnibuses - Tasmania

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this Australian Design Rule if you operate any of the following vehicles:

  • A bus built after 1987 with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 14.5 tonnes; or
  • A prime mover built after 1987 with a GVM of more than 15 tonnes.

The maximum speed that you are allowed to drive these vehicles is 100 kilometres per hour (100km/h).

This rule does not apply to:

  • An emergency or police vehicle;
  • A bus fitted with hand grips or similar equipment for standing passengers; or
  • A two axle prime mover that was built after 1987 but before July 1991 and is used for agriculture, horticulture or other primary production activities (excluding forestry, fishing and mining).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law (Tasmania) Act 2013 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law (Tasmania) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

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

Phone:

1300696487

Fax:

07 33098777
info@nhvr.gov.au

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