Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Various to Various (V2V) permits expired on 31 December 2015. A new Gazette Notice, the Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016, developed jointly by the Department of State Growth (the Department), the Tasmanian OSOM industry and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (HNVR), replaced the V2V permits.
The V2V permits cover a wide range of vehicles. It is estimated that the new notice covered 80 – 90% of the vehicles and networks under the V2V permits. Some operators may need to apply for new permits through the NHVR.
If you need assistance in understanding the new system, in the first instance please call 6166 3258 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) commenced on 10 February 2014 and the V2V permits were transitioned under a provision in the Law. The V2V permits were originally extended in December 2014 and there was no possibility of a further extension. All V2V permits will expire on 31 December 2015.
The new Notice will affect only those operators transporting oversize/overmass (indivisible) loads that are not covered under the existing Vehicle Operations Notice.
The HVNL requires the relevant road manager(s) to consent to travel along their roads. We have worked closely with all councils to provide as much strategic network as possible but not every road in the State is included.
The notice started on 18 November 2015 and is in effect for 5 years.
The notice allows eligible vehicles to travel on a certain roads without a permit, which will provide a high level of certainty and transparency to industry as well as reducing delays to industry movements.
Extensive consultation with the OSOM industry and local councils has been undertaken to provide as extensive a network as possible. The 2015 State Budget allocated 1.7 million to local councils to assist in the assessment of strategic networks used by the OSOM industry.
The Notice applies to eligible vehicles operating in Tasmania; eligible vehicles are listed in the Tasmanian Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Guide (LCVG).There are many variations of an eligible vehicle in the guide, each with their own specific mass and dimension requirements. The maximum limits are as follows:
An eligible vehicle is a load carrying vehicle, carrying an indivisible load, specified in the LCVG that does not comply with a prescribed mass and/or dimension requirement.
The LCVG can be found at NHVR Gazette notices - Oversize Overmass access
An easy way to find out if your vehicle is included is to start by using the self-assessment tool, located in appendix 1.
The vehicle designator is the code given to each eligible vehicle in the LCVG.
Eligible Vehicle Designator
TLC4, TLC5, TLC6 and TLC7
The maximum axle group masses determine the impact the vehicle will have while travelling on a road or bridge. Mass A vehicles have the largest impact while mass C vehicles have the lowest impact. You will get a greater network access with a mass C vehicle than with a mass A vehicle, assuming the same category and sub-category.
If you vehicle isn’t in the LCVG you may need to apply for a permit. However, please contact 6166 3258 in the first instance for assistance.
If a road you often use is not on the Map, there are a few things you can do:
Roads on the Map may be one of 6 colours:
The dots on the map represent bridges.
A road with pink lines on either side indicates that road has a time restriction (e.g.it is a commuter route). You may not travel under the Notice on these roads between 8am – 9am and 5pm – 6pm Monday to Saturday. These only currently exist in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart.
In the first instance, you should contact the road manager and discuss your requirements, particularly if it is a common or frequent rout or origin/destination used and ask that it be added to the relevant network map.
You may still need to apply for a permit for that section of road, however over time, the networks will grow and evolve.
Yes, the maps are updated regularly. You must remember to check the maps prior to travel.