Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Authorisation Permit - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to operate a Class 2 heavy vehicle. A heavy vehicle is a vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATV) of more than 4.5 tonnes. Class 2 heavy vehicles include:

  • freight-carrying vehicles
  • buses
  • vehicle carriers
  • livestock vehicles
  • performance based standards (PBS) vehicles.

This permit allows a Class 2 heavy vehicle to be used on a road in stated areas only, on stated routes and during stated times.

This permit may apply to one or more heavy vehicles.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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:

  • apply with the approved form
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • prove that the heavy vehicle under the authorisation permit will not pose a significant safety risk
  • provide any other information requested.

The relevant road managers must also consent to allow the exempt vehicle to travel on their roads. Conditions relating to the routes, areas or roads that an exempt vehicle intends to travel may be added when granting this permit.

You must ensure that the driver of a class 2 heavy vehicle has a copy of the authorisation permit in their possession while driving.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


No more than three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees may vary. Please contact the responsible council / agency for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Authorisation Permit Application - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation 2013 Victoria

Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation 2016 Victoria

Administering agency

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

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:

Vehicle Standards Unit

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Mailing address: PO BOX 492
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Queensland 7008
Phone: 1300 696 487
Fax: 1300 736 798
Website: National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (Opens in new window)