Heavy Vehicle Permit - South Australia


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.

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicles Act 1959 South Australia

Additional information

Application must be lodged via www.service.nhvr.gov.au

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Transport SA

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Permits Office

Mailing address: PO Box 2526
Regency Park SA 5942
Phone: 1300882249
Fax: 0883489551
Other: 0883489556
Email: dpti.vehiclepermits@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/contact_us (Opens in new window)