Restricted Access Vehicle Permit - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you intend to drive a restricted access vehicle on a road. A restricted access vehicle exceeds one or more of the following limits:

  • 4.5 tonnes (for a vehicle)
  • width of 2.5m
  • height of 4.3m
  • length of 12.5m (for a motor vehicle) or 19m (for a combination).

Permits are required to operate certain types of Restricted Access Vehicles in Western Australia. These permits grant access to such vehicles to certain parts of the road Network under specific operating conditions. Permits are issued for different classes of vehicle. For a full list of permit classes, please view the Agency's website.

To operate a restricted access vehicle you will also need to hold a driver's licence in the correct class, and obtain heavy vehicle accreditation. Please note that the Agency may authorise some classes of Restricted Access Vehicles to operate without a permit. 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:

  • hold a driver licence in the correct class
  • hold a current vehicle registration for your vehicle
  • hold heavy vehicle accreditation
  • comply with all relevant guidelines
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 Western Australia

Administering agency

Main Roads Western Australia

Heavy Vehicle Services

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:

Enquiries Officer

Heavy Vehicle Services

Main Roads Western Australia

Operating address: 525 Great Eastern Highway
Redcliffe, Western Australia 6104
Mailing address: PO BOX 374
Welshpool DC, Western Australia 6986
Phone: 13 84 86
Fax: 08 9475 8455

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