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Heavy vehicle routes and restrictions

On occasion, roads can be closed or have their access conditions changed. For road closures and up-to-date traffic conditions visit QLDTraffic or call 13 19 40.

In Queensland multi-combination and road-train vehicles are restricted to travel on approved routes, depending on vehicle combination.

A list of approved heavy vehicle routes and restrictions can be accessed through:

or

With the introduction of Queensland Globe, paper based maps will be phased out over the next 12 months.

Queensland Globe

Queensland Globe allows you to quickly identify up-to-date approved heavy vehicle routes and restrictions in an interactive way. Also, you can create, download and print maps specific to the heavy vehicle routes and restrictions that apply to you.

You still need to ensure that all conditional and route requirements are met in accordance with the relevant gazette notices and permit-based schemes.

If your vehicle is outside of mass or dimensional limits, you will need a permit or operate under a notice. Class 2 vehicles such as a B-double or road train can only operate under a notice, or a permit specifying the route of operation.

You can access Queensland Globe using a:

  • mobile device
  • tablet
  • desktop

To get the most out of Queensland Globe's features it is recommended that you watch the Queensland Globe video tutorials.

Heavy vehicle routes and restrictions data is also available for download from Queensland Spatial Catalogue—Qspatial.

This data is available in a variety of formats and is intended to be used with mapping software.

When downloading the data ensure you have both:

Paper based maps

With the introduction of Queensland Globe, paper based maps will be phased out over the next 12 months.

Paper based maps are currently available for: 

Multi-combination vehicles

In Queensland multi-combination vehicles are restricted to travel on approved routes, depending on the vehicle combination.

You need to ensure that all conditional and route requirements are met in accordance with the relevant gazette notices and permit-based schemes.

If your vehicle is outside of mass or dimensional limits, you will need a permit or operate under a notice. Class 2 vehicles such as a B-double or road train can only operate under a notice, or a permit specifying the route of operation.

Current maps:

Read more about multi-combination vehicles.

Higher mass limits

Higher mass limit vehicles may operate in Queensland on: 

  • approved routes for higher mass limit vehicles

that are also

  • approved 23 metre and 25 metre approved B-double and road train routes identified in the multi-combination routes in Queensland.

Current maps:

Read more about higher mass limits

Last updated
18 October 2018