Higher Mass Limit Permit - Victoria


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 responsible agency.

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:

  • prove that operating at higher mass limits will not pose a significant risk to public safety
  • have the relevant road manager's consent
  • comply with any conditions
  • submit the required form.

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


Not more than three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Higher Mass Limits Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation 2013 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:

General Enquiries

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

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