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Higher mass limits

On 10 February 2014 the Heavy Vehicle National Law 2012 (HVNL) commenced, replacing existing laws governing the operation of all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is now responsible for administering all regulatory services under the HVNL, including Higher Mass Limits (HML).

Enrolment in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is mandatory for vehicles operating at HML in Queensland. This national program provides heavy vehicles with improved access to the Australian road network in return for monitoring compliance with specific access conditions.

For more information on the IAP, visit the Intelligent Access Program page.

For information on all requirements for operating under HML, please see the Higher Mass Limits fact sheet on the NHVR Mass, Dimension and Loading page. Details of HML routes in Queensland are available on the Higher Mass Limits Maps page to assist operators in identifying relationships between roads, railways, local authority areas, towns and Main Roads regions.

Last updated
20 September 2016