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Heavy vehicles in Australia can access several mass limits according to the number of axles in an axle group in the combination and can increase that limit according to various mass schemes.

Mass limits

Heavy vehicles can operate under General Mass Limits (GML), Concessional Mass Limits (CML), and Higher Mass Limits (HML) as prescribed in the National Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Currently South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland are operating under the HVNL administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Western Australia and the Northern Territory operate under their individual heavy vehicle mass regulations.

More information about permissible mass limits and requirements is available from the NHVR.

Last Updated: 5/1/2016