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However there were several exemptions that remained in the Vehicle Operations Notice. These exemptions included certain OSOM vehicles, Higher Mass Limits (HML), Unladen Low Loaders and Agricultural vehicles.

The Vehicle Operations Notice expired on the 30 November 2016 and while it has been remade, it now only applies to dimension exemptions for light vehicles i.e. vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) not greater than 4.5 tonnes.

From 1 December 2016 the heavy vehicle exemptions that were in the Vehicle Operations Notice were replaced by several notices issued under the HVNL.

The following table shows those exemptions in the Vehicle Operations Notice  that have now transferred to the HVNL and the name of the new notice.  These Notices can be viewed on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) website (under the Tasmania Section) at;

https://www.nhvr.gov.au/law-policies/notices-and-permit-based-schemes/state-hvnl-notices

Part NoClause NoTitleHeavy Vehicle National Law State Based Notice
4 Higher Mass Limits 
10Exemption of vehicles with certified road-friendly suspensionTasmania Higher Mass Limit Declaration 2016
11

Conditions on exemption of vehicles with certified road-friendly suspension

Tasmania Higher Mass Limit Declaration 2016
12Aggregate axle mass limits applicable to roads shown in Schedule 4Tasmania Higher Mass Limit Declaration 2016
7 Oversize Over Mass 
18

Exemption of vehicles carrying oversize indivisible items

Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016
19

Conditions on exemption of vehicles carrying oversize indivisible items

Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016
20

Exemption of vehicles carrying overmass indivisible items

Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016
21

Conditions on exemption of vehicles carrying overmass indivisible items

Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2016
10 Unladen Low Loaders 
36Conditions on exemptions of certain low loadersTasmania Class 1 Heavy vehicle Unladen Low Loader exemption Notice 2016
1238Exemptions of agricultural vehicles and agricultural combinationsTasmania Class 1 Agricultural vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2016
39Conditions on exemptions of agricultural vehicles and agricultural combinationsTasmania Class 1 Agricultural vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2016

Networks

Each Notice, except the Tasmania Class 1 Agricultural vehicle Dimension Exemption Notice 2016), refers to a network map showing where the vehicle can be used. The relevant map can be found here.

For oversize over mass and unladen Low loader exemptions the network map will show the same level of access that previously existed in the Vehicle Operations Notice; however, this will be for a transitional period of three (3) years (i.e. to December 2019).

The map also provides a link to a “future state” map which is subject to ongoing Road Manager assessment. It will be updated overtime to show the network that will apply from 1 December 2019.

Operators should continually check the network and are encouraged to discuss any concerns with the relevant Road Manager.

More information

If you have any queries about the arrangements outlined above please email tashvreform@stategrowth.tas.gov.au in the first instance with your question or your contact telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.