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Published Date 30 Jan 2014

 

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

 

VICTORIA CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.      The purpose of this Notice is exempt the stated categories of class 1 and 3 heavy vehicles from the prescribed mass and dimension requirements specified in the Notice, subject to the conditions specified in this Notice.

 

Authorising Provision

2.      This Notice is made under section 69(1) of the Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation.

 

Title

3.      This Notice may be cited as the Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

4.      A Notice mentioned in Schedule 1 or 2 may be cited by the title given under that Schedule.

 

Table of Consolidated Notices

  • Schedule 1: Victoria Class 3 Container Vehicle, Rearloader Waste Vehicle and Converter Dolly Combination Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 2: Victoria Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Load Carrying Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles and Agricultural Vehicles Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

5.      This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

6.      This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

 

 

29th January 2014

Dated

 



 

Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

SCHEDULE 1

VICTORIA CLASS 3 CONTAINER VEHICLE, REARLOADER WASTE VEHICLE AND CONVERTER DOLLY COMBINATION VEHICLE MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (NO. 1)

 

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

1      Purpose

 

The purpose of this Notice is to exempt the stated categories of class 3 heavy vehicles from—

a)      the prescribed mass requirements specified in the Notice; and

b)      the prescribed dimension requirements specified in the Notice—

 

subject to the conditions specified in this Notice.

 

2          Authorising provisions

 

This Notice is issued in accordance with section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law as in force in each participating jurisdiction (HVNL).

 

3          Title

 

This Notice may be cited as the Victoria Class 3 Container Vehicle, Rearloader Waste Vehicle and Converter Dolly Combination Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No 1).

 

4          Commencement

 

This Notice comes into operation on 10 February 2014.

 

5          Expiry

 

This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

6          Definitions

 

Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings in the HVNL.

 

In this Notice—

container vehicle” means a 3 axle prime mover and tri-axle semi-trailer combination carrying one or more containers when operating on a container vehicle route.

 

container vehicle route” means a route described in Appendix 1 to this Notice as a container vehicle route; and    

     

converter dolly combination vehicle” means a combination consisting        of a prime mover, semitrailer and converter dolly; and

 

MDL National Regulation” means the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

 

rearloader waste vehiclemeans a 3 axle vehicle fitted with a bin lifting mechanism and a tandem axle group with 8 tyres.

 

7         Application

a)      This Notice applies in Victoria.

b)      Part 2 of this Notice applies to a container vehicle.

c)      Part 3 of this Notice applies to a rearloader waste vehicle.

d)     Part 4 of this Notice applies to a converter dolly combination vehicle.

 

Note:

                Nothing in this Notice exempts the driver or operator of the container vehicle or the rearloader waste vehicle from complying with legislation regulating the use of heavy vehicles, including, but not limited to, compliance with—

·         all mass and dimension requirements in the HVNL, other than the mass or dimension requirements from which the vehicle is exempted under this Notice;

·         traffic signs including mass and dimension limit traffic signs;

·         vehicle standards in the HVNL; and

·         lawful directions of authorised officers.

 

PART 2—CONTAINER VEHICLES

8          Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

A container vehicle is exempt from the following mass requirements of Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation —

a)      section 2(1)(a)(iv) and 2(1)(b); and

b)      section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table); and

c)      section 5 and Table 2 (Axle spacing mass limits general table).

 

9          Mass requirement - condition

(1)        The mass on a single axle or axle group on a container vehicle must not be more than the lower of—

a)      the limits for an axle or axle group described in column 1 of Table 1, set out in column 2 of that Table opposite the description in column 1; or

b)      the sum of the mass limits for the tyres fitted to the axle or axle group.

          Table 1 —Axle and axle group gross mass limits—Container vehicles


Item No.

Column 1

Description of single axle or axle group

Column 2

Gross Mass Limit (tonnes)

1

steer axle on single axle

6

2

tandem axle group

18

3

tri-axle group

24

(2)        The mass of a container vehicle must not be more than the lower of the following masses—

a)      48t; or

b)      the mass that is the sum of the axle and axle group mass limits referred to in subclause (1).

 

10        Axle spacing requirements condition

(1)        The distances between the centres of the rear axle of the 3 axle prime mover that forms part of a container vehicle and the first axle of the semitrailer that forms part of the same container vehicle must be at least 6•5m.

(2)        The wheelbase of the 3 axle prime mover that forms part of a container vehicle must be at least 3•6m.

 

11        Areas or routes

The exemption in this Part applies to the container vehicle routes

 

PART 3—REARLOADER WASTE VEHICLES

 

12        Exemption from prescribed dimension requirement

A rearloader waste vehicle is exempt from the dimension requirements set out in section 5(1) of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation.

13        Dimension requirement - condition

The rear overhang of a rearloader waste vehicle must not be more than the lesser of—

a)      70% of the vehicle's wheelbase; and

b)      3·4m.

 

14        Areas or routes condition

            The exemption in this Part applies to all roads in Victoria.

 

PART 4—CONVERTER DOLLY COMBINATION VEHICLES

 

Division 1 – Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

 

15        Exemption from prescribed mass requirement

A converter dolly combination vehicle is exempt from the following mass requirements in Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation—

a)      section 2(a)(iv); and

b)      section 5(1) and Table 2.

 

16        Mass requirements condition

(1)        The mass of a converter dolly that forms part of a converter dolly combination vehicle must not be more than 3t.

(2)        Subject to sub-clause (1), the mass of a converter dolly combination vehicle must not be more than 45.5t.

(3)        The mass of a converter dolly combination vehicle relating to an axle spacing of the vehicle must not be more than the mass limit set out in column 2 of Table 2 set out opposite the length of axle spacing described in column 1 of that Table.

 

Table 2 –Axle spacing mass limits – converter dolly combination vehicle

 

Item No.

Column 1

Length of axle spacing (m)

Column 2

Mass limit (t)

at least

 less than

 

1

  0

3×7

23×0

2

3×7

3×8

23×5

3

3×8

4×0

24×0

4

4×0

4×2

24×5

5

4×2

4×3

25×0

6

4×3

4×5

25×5

7

4×5

4×7

26×0

8

4×7

4×8

26×5

9

4×8

5×0

27×0

10

5×0

5×2

27×5

11

5×2

5×3

28×0

12

5×3

5×5

28×5

13

5×5

5×7

29×0

14

5×7

5×8

29×5

15

5×8

6×0

30×0

16

6×0

6×2

30×5

17

6×2

6×3

31×0

18

6×3

6×5

31×5

19

6×5

6×7

32×0

20

6×7

6×8

32×5

21

6×8

7×0

33×0

22

7×0

7×2

33×5

23

7×2

7×3

34×0

24

7×3

7×5

34×5

25

7×5

7×7

35×0

26

7×7

7×8

35×5

27

7×8

8×0

36×0

28

8×0

8×2

36×5

29

8×2

8×3

37×0

30

8×3

8×5

37×5

31

8×5

8×7

38×0

32

8×7

8×8

38×5

33

8×8

9×0

39×0

34

9×0

9×2

39×5

35

9×2

9×3

40×0

36

9×3

9×5

40×5

37

9×5

9×7

41×0

38

9×7

9×8

41×5

39

9×8

10×0

42×0

40

10×0

10×2

42×5

41

10×2

10×3

43×0

42

10×3

10×5

43×5

43

10×5

10×7

44×0

44

10×7

10×8

44×5

45

10×8

11×0

45×0

46

11×0

--

45×5

 

 

 

 

Division 2 - Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

 

17        Exemption from prescribed dimension requirement

A converter dolly combination vehicle is exempt from the dimension requirement set out in section 3(1)(a) of Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation.

 

18        Condition - Length requirements

The length of a converter dolly combination vehicle must not be more than 25m.

 

Division 3 – Other conditions

 

19        Converter dolly must not carry load

A converter dolly that forms part of a converter dolly combination vehicle must not carry a load. 

 

20        Converter dolly construction requirements

A converter dolly that forms part of a converter dolly combination vehicle must be fitted with lights, reflectors and mudguards in accordance with the standards for registration under the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (Vic).   

 

21        Operating condition

The driver of a converter dolly combination vehicle over 4•3m high must carry in the driving compartment a copy of the information bulletin entitled Height Clearance on Roads published by VicRoads in November 2009.

 

Note— Under section 568 of the HVNL an authorised officer may require the driver of the heavy vehicle to produce for inspection a document that the driver is required to keep in the driver’s possession. This includes a copy of the information bulletin required under this clause.

 

22        Condition - Areas or routes

 

The exemption in this Part applies to all roads in Victoria.

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt the Class 3 Heavy Vehicles specified in this Notice to be exempt from the requirement to comply with the Heavy Vehicle (Mass Dimension and Loading) National Regulation to the extent and on the conditions specified in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

APPENDIX 1

CONTAINER VEHICLE ROUTES

Footscray—

·         Whitehall Street, between Napier Street and Hopkins Streets; and

·         Hopkins Street, between Whitehall Street and Dynon Road; and

Port Melbourne—

·         Cook Street, between Todd Road and West Gate Freeway on ramp; and

·         Dockside Road; and

·         Lorimer Street, between Todd Road and Docklands Highway (Montague Street); and

·         Todd Road, between Lorimer Street and Williamstown Road; and

·         West Gate Freeway, between Docklands Highway (Montague Street) and the on ramp at Cook Street and the off ramp at Todd Road; and

·         West Gate Freeway off ramp at Todd Road; and

·         West Gate Freeway on ramp at Cook Street; and

·         Williamstown Road, between Todd Road and the Yarra River; and

Appleton, Swanson and Victoria Docks area—

·         Anderson Road; and

·         Appleton Dock Road; and

·         Coode Road; and

·         Dock Link Road; and

·         Enterprize Road; and

·         Mackenzie Road; and

West Melbourne

·         Docklands Highway, between Whitehall Street and West Gate Freeway; and

·         Dynon Road, between Hopkins Street and Link Road (Western Link), except the Moonee Ponds Creek Bridge; and

·         Lloyd Street, between Radcliffe Street and the rail yards, except any overhead rail bridge; and

·         Radcliffe Street; and

·         Sims Street.


 

SCHEDULE 2

 

VICTORIA CLASS 1 HEAVY VEHICLE LOAD CARRYING VEHICLES, SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES AND AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

 

PART 1:               PRELIMINARY

 

Purpose

 

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt the categories of Class 1 Heavy Vehicles specified in this Notice from—

a)      the prescribed mass requirements specified in the Notice; and

b)      the prescribed dimension requirements specified in the Notice.

 

Authorizing provisions

 

2.       This Notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as in force in each state or territory (HVNL).

 

Title

 

3.       This Notice may be cited as the Victoria Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Load Carrying Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles and Agricultural Vehicles Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) Victoria 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

 

4.       This Notice comes into operation on 10 February 2014

 

Expiry

 

5.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

 

6.       Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the HVNL.

 

7.       In this Notice,

 

“Broad-Acre Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists” means the Victorian Class 1 Oversize and Overmass (OSOM) Route Access Lists referenced in Appendix 1;

 

“Colac-Surf Coast Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“exempt road in the Gippsland Ranges Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“exempt road in the Mountainous Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“Flat Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“Gippsland Ranges Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“Hume Freeway” means the Hume Freeway between Thomastown and the NSW border and includes the Hume Highway at Kalkallo;

 

“main road” means a road described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

MDL National Regulation” means the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation;

 

“Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

 “Mountainous Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“Otway Area” means the area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

Port of Melbourne roads” means Dock Link Road, those south of Footscray Road servicing Swanson Dock and Appleton Dock, and Dockside Road and Williamstown Road west of Todd Road in the Port of Melbourne;

 

“Princes Freeway” means the Princes Highway and Freeway between Officer and Traralgon and also between Laverton North and Corio;

 

“prohibited bridge”  means a bridge described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“prohibited road” means a road described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“restricted route” means the routes described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“rural area” means an area described in the Victorian Class 1 OSOM Route Access Lists;

 

“tollways” means:

(a)          CityLink, being all roads declared under section 61 or 93H of the Melbourne City Link Act 1995 (Vic); and

(b)          EastLink, being all roads declared under sections 143 and 144 of the Eastlink Project Act 2004 (Vic);

 

“Western Freeway” includes the Western Highway and Freeway between Deer Park and Ballarat.

 

Application

 

8.       This Notice applies to Class 1 Heavy Vehicles in Victoria.

 

9.       Part 2 of this Notice applies to all Class 1 heavy vehicles.

 

10.   Part 3 of this Notice applies to load carrying vehicles.

 

11.   Part 4 of this Notice applies to special purpose vehicles.

 

12.   Part 5 of this Notice applies to agricultural vehicles.

 

Note:

                Nothing in this Notice exempts the driver or operator of the class 1 heavy vehicle from complying with legislation regulating the use of heavy vehicles, including, but not limited to, compliance with—

(a)           all mass and dimension requirements in the HVNL, other than the mass or dimension requirements from which the vehicle is exempted under this Notice;

(b)           traffic signs including mass and dimension limit traffic signs;

(c)           vehicle standards in the HVNL; and

(d)           lawful directions of authorised officers; and

(e)           the conditions of any Notices applying to class 1 heavy vehicles in Victoria made under the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) and continued in force under section 748 of the HVNL.

 

PART 2: EXEMPTION FROM PRESCRIBED MASS AND DIMENSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLASS 1 HEAVY VEHICLES

 

Division 1—General

 

Application of this Part

 

13.   Subject to Clauses 14 and 15, this Part applies to all class 1 heavy vehicles.

 

14.   If a mass or dimension requirement is set out in Part 3, 4 or 5 of this Notice in relation to a category of vehicle, that requirement applies to that category of vehicle instead of the relevant requirement set out in this Part.

 

15.   If a condition set out in Part 3, 4 or 5 of this Notice in relation to a category of vehicle conflicts with a condition set out in this Part, that condition applies to that vehicle instead of the condition set out in this Part.

 

Division 2— Exemptions from prescribed mass requirements

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements – axles relating to tyre width

 

16.   A class 1 heavy vehicle described in clauses 17 to 19 is exempt from the mass requirements in section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation.

 

Mass requirement – Condition

 

17.   The mass on the single axle of a class 1 heavy vehicle must not be more than the mass limit stated in relation to the single axle in Table 1 of this Notice as set out in clauses 18 and 19.

 

18.   If a class 1 vehicle that has an axle fitted with 2 tyres, the mass limit for the axle in relation to the narrowest tyre on that axle as specified in Column 1 of Table 1, is the limit set out opposite that axle in Column 2 of that Table.

 

19.   If a class 1 heavy vehicle has an axle fitted with 4 tyres, the mass limit for the axle in relation to the narrowest tyre on that axle as specified in Column 1 of Table 1 is the limit set out opposite that axle in Column 3 of that Table.

Table 1 – Single axle

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item No.

Tyre width of the narrowest tyre on the axle

Mass limit (t), if the axle has 2 tyres

Mass limit (t), if the axle has 4 tyres

at least

(mm)

but less than

(mm)        

1

190     

228

4×5

9

2

228     

254

5

9×5

3

254     

279

6

10

4

279     

305

6×5

11

5

305     

330

7

12

6

330     

356

7×5

13

7

356     

381

8

14

8

381     

406

9

14

9

406     

458

10

14

10

458     

508

11

14

11

508     

12

14

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements - axle groups relating to tyre width

20.   A class 1 heavy vehicle described in clause 21 is exempt from the mass requirements in section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation.

 

Mass requirement - condition

21.   The mass on the axle groups of a class 1 heavy vehicle must not be more than the mass limit stated in relation to the axle group in Table 2 of this Notice as set out in clauses 22 and 23.

 

22.   If a class 1 heavy vehicle has a tandem axle fitted with 4 tyres, the mass limit for the axle as specified in Column 1 of Table 2 in relation to the narrowest tyre on that tandem axle is the limit set out opposite that axle in Column 2 of that Table.

 

23.   If a class 1 heavy vehicle has a tri-axle group fitted with 6 tyres, the mass limit in relation to the narrowest tyre as specified in Column 1 of Table 2 on that tri‑axle group is the mass limit set out opposite that axle in Column 3 of that Table.

 

Table 2 – Axle group

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Item No.

Tyre width of the narrowest tyre in the group

Mass limit (t) for a tandem axle group with 4 tyres

Mass limit (t) for a tri‑axle group with 6 tyres

 

at least

(mm)

but less than

(mm)

 

1

381

406

16×5

22

2

406

431

 

17

23

3

431

458

17×5

24

4

458

482

18

25

5

482

508

18×5

26

6

508

19

27

              

Division 3—Exemptions from prescribed dimension requirements

Exemptions from prescribed dimension requirements

 

24.   A class 1 heavy vehicle of the category set out in Column 1 of Table 3 of this Notice is exempt from the dimension requirement of the MDL National Regulation that is specified in Column 2 of the Table.

 

Dimension requirement - condition

 

25.   The dimension set out in Column 3 of Table 3 for a category of vehicle set out in Column 2 of that Table must not be more than the dimension limit set out in Column 4 of the Table opposite that category of vehicle.

Note :If a dimension limit is not specified in Table 3 in relation to a class 1 heavy vehicle, the relevant dimension limit is the limit specified for that vehicle in Schedule 6 of the MDL National Regulation.

Table 3 – Dimension limits

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item No.

Category of vehicle

Provision of MDL National Regulation exempted from

Dimension

Limit

1

Any vehicle except an agricultural vehicle

Section 7(1) of Schedule 6

Width

3×5m

2

Any vehicle except an agricultural vehicle

Section 8 of Schedule 6

Height

4×6m

3

Any combination except an agricultural combination

Section 3  of Schedule 6

Length

25m

4

Special purpose vehicle

Section 3 of Schedule 6

Length

14×5m

5

Special purpose vehicle

Section 5 of Schedule 6

Length from the rear overhang

Lesser of 4m or 90% of the wheelbase

6

Semi-trailer

Sections 5 and 12(1) of Schedule 6

Length from the rear overhang

Lesser of 5×5m or 25% of the overall length of the laden combination

7

Special purpose vehicle

Section  13 of Schedule 6

Projection in front of the centre of the steering wheel

3×5m

 

Example

Illustration of rigid mobile crane, showing dimension limits.

 

26.  The centre lines of adjacent axles in an axle group on a class 1 heavy vehicle must be at least 1×2m apart.

 

Division 4 – Conditions

 

Other conditions of exemptions

27.   The exemptions in this Notice are subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 8 Conditions of Mass or Dimension Exemptions Applying to Class 1 heavy vehicles of the MDL National Regulation and to any conditions specified in this Notice.

 

 

PART 3 EXEMPTION FROM PRESCRIBED MASS AND DIMENSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS 1 HEAVY VEHICLES THAT ARE LOAD-CARRYING VEHICLES

Division 1—General

 

Application of this Part

28.   This Part applies to class 1 heavy vehicles that are load-carrying vehicles.

Division 2—Exemptions from prescribed mass requirements

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

 

29.   A class 1 heavy vehicle described in clause 31 is exempt from the following mass requirements set out in Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation—

a.       Section 2(1)(a)(iv) and (b); and

b.      Section 4 (Mass limits for a single axle or axle group) and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table).

 

Mass requirements - condition

30.   The mass of a class 1 heavy vehicle described in clause 31 must not be more than the mass limits set out in clause 31 and 32 for that type of vehicle.

31.   If a load-carrying vehicle consisting of a tandem drive prime mover is towing—

a.       a low loader; or

b.      a low loader dolly and a low loader; or

c.       a jinker; or

d.      a low loader dolly and a jinker—

the mass on that class 1 heavy vehicle's single axle or axle group (as the case may be and as described in Column 1 of Table 4) must not be more than  the mass limit specified in Column 2.

 

Table 4-Mass Requirements

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item No.

Single axle or axle group

Mass limit  (t)

1

Steer axle with 2 tyres

6

2

Twinsteer axle group without a load-sharing suspension system


10

3

Twinsteer axle group with a load-sharing suspension system


11

4

Single axle with 8 tyres

12

5

Tandem axle group with 8 tyres

18×5

6

Tandem axle group with 16 or more tyres, on a trailer


21

7

Tri-axle group with 12 or more tyres


25

8

Oversize tri-axle group with 12 or more tyres or quad-axle group with 16 or more tyres



27

Example

Figure 3:     Illustration of distance for the purpose of clause 32.

 

32.   The mass of a load-carrying vehicle described in clause 31, when carrying a large indivisible item, must not be more than the lower of the following masses—

a.       either—

                                                               i.      49.5t if the distance between the centre-line of the rearmost axle of  the towing vehicle and the centre-line of the foremost axle of the combination’s rear axle group is at least 6m; or

                                                             ii.      49.5t minus 1t for every 0.3m by which the distance referred to in subparagraph (i) is less than 6m;

b.      the mass that is the sum of the mass limits stated in Table 4 in  relation to each of the axle groups and single axles of the vehicle.

33.   The mass requirements set out in this Division do not apply to a load-carrying vehicle that—

a.       is not described in clause 31; or

b.      has a single axle or an axle group that is not described in Column 1 of Table 4.

 

Note: If a load-carrying vehicle is not described in clause 31, or is described in clause 31 but does not have a single axle or axle group described in Column 1 of Table 4, the relevant mass limits for that class 1 heavy vehicle are the mass limits specified for that vehicle in the MDL National Regulation.

 

Division 3—Dimension requirements

 

Dimension requirements - condition

 

34.   A class 1 heavy vehicle that is an unladen low loader, low loader dolly or jinker, with 4 tyres on each axle must not be wider than 2.5m.

35.   A class 1 heavy vehicle that is an unladen low loader, low loader dolly or jinker, with 8 tyres on each axle must not be wider than 2.7m.

 

Other condition              

36.   If a load on a class 1 heavy vehicle can be safely loaded in more than one way, it must be loaded in a way that minimises the width of the vehicle and its load.             

 

Division 4 — Routes, times and conditions

 

Areas or routes for load-carrying vehicles

37.   Subject to clauses 39 to 41, a load-carrying vehicle that complies with the prescribed mass requirements may be used on all roads in Victoria.

38.   Subject to clauses 39 to 41, a load-carrying vehicle that does not comply with the prescribed mass requirements may be used on all roads in Victoria other than prohibited bridges.

39.   A load-carrying vehicle that is not wider than 2.5m or longer than 19m may be used on all roads in Victoria other than restricted routes.

40.   A load-carrying vehicle that is wider than 2.5m or longer than 19m but not wider than 3m or longer than 22m may be used on—

a.       all roads in the Gippsland Ranges Area;

b.      all roads in the Colac–Surf Coast Area; and

c.       all other roads in Victoria other than—

                                                               i.      roads in the Mountainous Area and the Otway Area; or

                                                             ii.      restricted routes.

41.    A load-carrying vehicle that is wider than 3m or longer than 22m but not wider than 3.5m or longer than 25m may be used on—

a.       exempt roads in the Gippsland Ranges Area;

b.      exempt roads in the Mountainous Area;

c.       all roads in the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area; and

d.      all roads in and the Rural Area; —

 but may not be used on restricted routes.

 

Travel conditions

42.   Where a load- carrying vehicle is permitted to be used in an area or route under clauses 37 to 41 that is specified in column 1 and the vehicle is referred to in column 2 or 3 of Table 5, the vehicle may only be used in the area or route and on the days specified in column 1 of the Table at the times (if any) specified in column 2 or 3 for that vehicle.

 

Table 5

Column 1

Areas or routes/Days

Column 2

Travel times

Wider than 2.5 m but not wider than 3.1m wide and

Column 3

Travel times

Wider than 3.1m but not wider than 3.5m wide or longer than 22m but not longer than 25m

no longer than 19 m

longer than 19m but not longer than 22m

Rural Area

No travel restrictions

No travel restrictions

No travel between Sunset – Sunrise

Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area

Monday – Friday

(not public holidays)

No travel restrictions

 

No travel restrictions

 

No travel between:

6.00 am – 9.00 am;

4.00 pm – 6.30 pm;

Sunset – 11.00 pm

 

Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area

Saturday, Sunday

and public holidays

 

No travel restrictions

No travel between Sunset – 11.00 pm

No travel between

Sunset – 11.00 pm

 

For the purposes of this clause—

a.       the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area does not include the Port of Melbourne Roads or the sections of the Hume Freeway, the Princes Freeway and the Western Freeway that are within the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area;

b.      the Rural Area does not include the sections of the Hume Freeway, the Princes Freeway and the Western Freeway that are within the Rural Area.

 

43.   The travel restrictions referred to in clause 42 do not apply to a load-carrying vehicle that is an unladen low loader or a house boat that is—

a.       no longer than 25m; and

b.      no wider than—

                                                               i.            for a vehicle with 4 tyres per axle - 2.5m ;or

                                                             ii.            for a vehicle with 8 tyres per axle - 2.7m.

 

For the purposes of this clause, an unladen low loader includes a low loader that is carrying a pilot vehicle, a low loader dolly or a jinker.

 

Conditions applying to particular routes

44.   The operator of a load-carrying vehicle must obtain permission from the City of Melbourne before the vehicle is used in the area of the City of Melbourne that is bounded by and includes Spring Street, Victoria Street, Peel Street, Dudley Street, Spencer Street and Flinders Street.

45.   The following conditions apply if a load-carrying vehicle is intended to be used on tollways—

a.       For travel on CityLink, the operator of the vehicle must—

                                                               i.            as soon as practicable contact CityLink on Tel: (03) 9674 2001 or Fax (03) 9674 2060 to advise of the intended movement of that vehicle and obtain a reference number; and

                                                             ii.            at least 30 minutes before the vehicle is to be used on CityLink telephone CityLink on (03) 9674 2001 to confirm the intended travel and to obtain advice on traffic conditions, any road works and lane closures.

 

b.      For travel on EastLink, the operator of the vehicle must—

                                                               i.            as soon as practicable contact EastLink on Tel: (03) 9955 1900 or Fax: (03) 9955 1907 to advise of the intended movement of that vehicle and obtain a reference number; and

                                                             ii.            at least 30 minutes before the vehicle is to be used on EastLink contact EastLink on (03) 9955 1900 to confirm the intended travel and obtain advice on traffic conditions, any road works and lane closures. 

46.   If a load-carrying vehicle does not comply with the prescribed  mass requirements and is used on the West Gate Bridge—

a.       the vehicle must travel in one of the two right hand lanes nearest the centre median; and

b.      if it is not capable of maintaining a speed of at least 65 km/hr travelling over the bridge—

                                                               i.            two rotating yellow warning lights must be affixed to the rear of the vehicle; or

                                                             ii.            a pilot vehicle must travel at the rear of the vehicle within a distance of 50m.

47.   Where practical and safe to do so, a load-carrying vehicle must avoid being on a bridge at the same time as a B-double or another class 1 heavy vehicle or a class 3 heavy vehicle.

Night travel

48.   Section 7 (Travel restrictions at night) of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation does not apply to a load-carrying vehicle.

 

49.   A load-carrying vehicle that, together with any load, is wider than 3.1m or longer than 22m, must not, while being used at night, travel without being accompanied by a pilot vehicle.

 

 

 

PART 4          EXEMPTION FROM PRESCRIBED MASS REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS 1 HEAVY VEHICLES THAT ARE SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES

Division 1—General

 

Application of this Part

50.   This Part applies to class 1 heavy vehicles that are special purpose vehicles.

 

Division 2—Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements - axles and axle groups

51.   A class 1 heavy vehicle to which this part applies is exempt from the following mass requirements in Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation—

a.       section 2(1)(a)(iv) and 2(b);

b.      section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table); and

c.       section 5(1) and Table 2 (Axle spacing mass limits general table).

 

Mass requirements (axles and axle groups) – condition

52.   For a special purpose vehicle, the mass on a single axle or axle group described in Column 1 of Table 6 of this Notice must not be more than the mass limit set out in Column 2 of that Table opposite the description.

Table 6 – Axle mass limits (special purpose vehicles)

Item No.

Column 1

Type of axle or axle group

Column 2

Mass limits(t)

1

Single axle or single axle group fitted with—

(a)   single tyres

(b)  dual tyres

 

7

10

2

Twinsteer axle group—

(a)   without a load-sharing suspension system

(b)  with a load-sharing suspension system


10

14

3

Tandem axle group fitted with single tyres

14

4

Tri-axle group fitted with single tyres

18

 

53.   For a special purpose vehicle, the mass on a tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres, where the centre lines of the axles are less than 1·35m apart must not be more than—

a.       20t; or

b.      20t minus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width is less than 2·4m; or

c.       20t plus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width exceeds 2·5m, but not exceeding 27t in total.

54.   For a special purpose vehicle, the mass on a tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres, where the centre lines of the axles are at least 1·35m apart must not be more than—

a.       23t; or

b.      23t minus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width is less than 2·4m; or

c.       23t plus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width exceeds 2·5m, but not exceeding 27t in total.

55.   For a special purpose vehicle, the mass on a tri-axle group fitted with dual tyres, where the centre lines of the axles are less than 1·35m apart, must not be more than—

a.       25t; or

b.      25t minus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width is less than 2·4m.

56.   For a special purpose vehicle, the mass on a tri-axle group fitted with dual tyres, where the centre lines of the axles are at least 1·35m apart, must not be more than—

a.       27t; or

b.      27t minus one tonne for each 100mm by which the axle group's ground contact width is less than 2·4m.

 

Mass requirements condition – total mass limits and axle spacing mass limits

57.   The mass of a special purpose vehicle must not be more than the lowest of the following masses—

a.       the mass that is the sum of the mass limits allowed for each single axle and axle group on the vehicle under clauses 52 to 56; or

b.      40t; or

c.       the mass limit as determined by the following formula—

Mass in t = (3 ´ L) + 15 ± G

where—

                                    "L"           is the distance in m between the centre-lines of the vehicle's foremost and rearmost axles; and

                               "± G"           is a number of t—

                                                               i.            to be added at the rate of one tonne for each 100mm by which the ground contact width of the rearmost axle exceeds 2·5m; or

                                                             ii.            to be subtracted at the rate of one tonne for each 100mm by which the ground contact width of the rearmost axle is less than 2·4m.

 

Example

Illustration of distance "L".

 

Division 3 — Routes, times and conditions

 

Areas or routes for special purpose vehicles

58.   Subject to clauses 60 to 62, a special purpose vehicle that complies with the prescribed mass requirements may be used on all roads in Victoria.

 

59.   Subject to clauses 60 to 62, a special purpose vehicle that does not comply with the prescribed mass requirements may be used on all roads in Victoria other than prohibited bridges.

 

60.   A special purpose vehicle that is not wider than 2.5m may be used on all roads in Victoria other than restricted routes.

 

61.   A special purpose vehicle that is wider than 2.5m but not wider than 3m may be used on—

a.       all roads in the Gippsland Ranges Area;

b.      all roads in the Colac-Surf Coast Area; and

c.       all other roads in Victoria other than—

                                                               i.            roads in the Mountainous Area and the Otway Area; or

                                                             ii.            restricted routes.

 

62.   A special purpose vehicle that is wider than 3m but not wider than 3.5m may be used on—

a.       exempt roads in the Gippsland Ranges Area;

b.      exempt roads in the Mountainous Area;

c.       all roads in the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area; and

d.      all roads in the Rural Area;—

but may not be used on  restricted routes.

 

Travel conditions

63.   Where a special purpose vehicle is permitted to be used in an area or route under clause 62 and the vehicle is not wider than 3.1m, the vehicle may be used in that area or route at any time.

 

64.    Where a special purpose vehicle is permitted to be used in an area or route under clause 62 that is specified in column 1 of Table 7 and the vehicle is wider than 3.1m but not wider than 3.5m, the vehicle may only be used in that area or route on the days specified in column 1 of Table 7 at the times specified in column 2 of the Table.

 

Table 7

Column 1

Areas or routes/Days

Column 2

Wider than 3.1m but not wider than 3.5m

Rural Area

No travel from sunset to sunrise

Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area

Monday–Friday (not public holidays)

 

 

 

No travel between:

·         6.00 am to 9.00 am

·         4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

·         Sunset to 11.00 pm

 

Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

 

No travel from Sunset until 11.00 pm

 

For the purposes of this clause—

a.       the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area does not include the Port of Melbourne Roads or the sections of the Hume Freeway, the Princes Freeway and the Western Freeway that are within the Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area;

b.      the Rural Area does not include the sections of the Hume Freeway, the Princes Freeway and the Western Freeway that are within the Rural Area.

 

Conditions applying to particular routes

65.   The operator of a special purpose vehicle must obtain permission from the City of Melbourne before the vehicle is used in the area of the City of Melbourne that is bounded by and includes Spring Street, Victoria Street, Peel Street, Dudley Street, Spencer Street and Flinders Street.

 

66.   The following conditions apply if a special purpose vehicle is intended to be used on tollways—

a.       For travel on CityLink, the operator of the vehicle must—

                                                               i.            as soon as practicable, contact CityLink on Tel: (03) 9674 2001 or Fax (03) 9674 2060 to advise of the intended movement of that vehicle and obtain a reference number: and

                                                             ii.            at least 30 minutes before the vehicle is to be used on CityLink , telephone CityLink on (03) 9674 2001 to confirm the intended travel and to obtain advice on traffic conditions, any road works and lane closures.

 

b.      For travel on EastLink, the operator of the vehicle must—

                                                               i.            as soon as practicable contact EastLink on Tel: (03) 9955 1900 or Fax: (03) 9955 1907 to advise of the intended movement of that vehicle and obtain a reference number; and

                                                             ii.            at least 30 minutes before the vehicle is to be used on EastLink contact EastLink on  (03) 9955 1900 to confirm the intended travel and obtain advice on traffic conditions, any road works and lane closures

67.   If a special purpose vehicle does not comply with the prescribed mass requirements and is used on the West Gate Bridge—

a.       the vehicle must travel in one of the two right hand lanes nearest the centre median; and

b.      if it is not capable of maintaining a speed of at least 65 km/hr travelling over the bridge—

                                                               i.            two rotating yellow warning lights must be affixed to the rear of the vehicle; or

                                                             ii.            a pilot vehicle must travel at the rear of the permit vehicle within a distance of 50m.

68.   Where practical and safe to do so, a special purpose vehicle must avoid being on a bridge at the same time as a B-double or another class 1 heavy vehicle or a class 3 heavy vehicle.

 

69.   The following restrictions apply to a special purpose vehicle that is a crane being used on a freeway or tollway—

a.       a crane with a maximum speed capability of 91km/h or more may use all freeways and tollways;

b.      a crane with a maximum speed capability more than 61 km/h but not more than 90km/h may use all freeways and tollways other than—

                                                               i.            the West Gate Bridge;

                                                             ii.            the section of the Western Ring Road with the steep gradients between Pascoe Vale Road and Tullamarine Freeway; and

                                                            iii.            all tunnels;

c.       a crane with a maximum speed capability not more than 60 km/h may not be used on any freeway or tollway.

 

For the purposes of this clause, ‘maximum speed capability of a crane’ is the maximum speed the crane is able to reach on a horizontal surface, as determined by the crane manufacturer.

PART 5          exemptions from prescribed mass and dimension requirements for CLASS 1 HEAVY VEHICLES THAT ARE AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES or agricultural combinations

Division 1—General

Application of this Part

70.   This Part applies to class 1 heavy vehicles that are agricultural vehicles and agricultural combinations.

 

Division 2—Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

71.   An agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) is exempt from the following mass requirements in Schedule 1 to the MDL National Regulation—

a.       Section 2(1)(b);

b.      Section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table); and

c.       Section 5(1) and Table 2 (Axle spacing mass limits general table).

 

Mass requirements - condition

72.   For an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer), the mass on an axle that has the number of tyres specified in Column 1 of Table 8 of this Notice must not be more than the mass limits set out in Column 2 of the Table opposite the description of that axle.

Table 8


Item No.

Column 1

Number of tyres on an axle

Column 3

Mass limit (t)

1

Axle fitted with 2 tyres

9

 

2

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width less than 2×51m

9

 

3

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width at least 2×51m but not more than 3×5m

10×5

4

Axle fitted with 4 tyres and a ground contact width more than 3×5m

12

 

Note: An agricultural trailer must comply with the prescribed mass requirements.

Division 3—Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements - height

 

73.   An agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) is exempt from section 8 of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation

 

Dimension requirements - height condition

 

74.   Subject to clause 75, the maximum height for an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) must not be more than 4×6m.

 

75.   When being used in the Broad-acre area, an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) must not be higher than 5m.

 

Note: An agricultural trailer must comply with the prescribed dimension requirements relating to height.

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements - rear overhang

76.   An agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) is exempt from section 5 of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation.

 

Dimension requirements - rear overhang condition

 

77.   The rear overhang for a class 1 heavy vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer, auger or conveyor) must not be more than 4×5m.

 

 

Note: An agricultural trailer must comply with the dimension requirements relating to rear overhang as prescribed in the MDL National Regulation.

78.   The maximum rear overhang for class 1 heavy vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle that is an auger or conveyer is 8m.

 

79.   The rear overhang for a class 1 heavy vehicle that is an agricultural machine must not be more than 4×5m.

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements - length

80.   A class 1 heavy vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle that is

a.       an auger or conveyor; or

b.      an agricultural combination that excludes an agricultural trailer—

is exempt from section 3 of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation.

Dimension requirements - length condition

81.   An agricultural vehicle that is not an auger or conveyor or an agricultural combination or an agricultural trailer must not be longer than 15m.

82.   An agricultural vehicle that is an auger or conveyor must not be longer than 16m.

83.   An agricultural vehicle that is an agricultural combination that excludes an agricultural trailer must not be longer than 25m.

84.   When being used in the Broad-acre area, an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) that is an agricultural combination must not be longer than 35m.

85.    An agricultural vehicle referred to in clause 84 must not be used—

a.       on a main road or an arterial road; or

b.      on a road between sunset and sunrise.        

For the purposes of this clause, ‘arterial road’ has the same meaning as in the Road Management Act 2004 (Vic).

86.   The length of an agricultural vehicle that is an agricultural combination that includes an agricultural trailer must not be more than 19m.

 

 

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements – width

87.   A class 1 heavy vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) that is described in clause 88 is exempt from section 7(1) of Schedule 6 to the MDL National Regulation.

 

Dimension requirements - width condition

88.   An agricultural vehicle (excluding an agricultural trailer) that is used in an area or route specified in Column 1 of Table 9, must not be wider than the width set out in Column 2 of that Table, opposite the area or route.

Table 9

 

Item No.

Column 1

Agricultural vehicle area of operation

Column 2

Width limit for agricultural vehicles and combinations

1

Category 1
(Otway and Mountainous Areas)


2.5m

2

Category 2

(Gippsland Ranges and Colac Surf Coast Areas)

 

3.0m

3

Category 3
(Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area and

Exempt Roads in Mountainous and Gippsland Ranges Areas)


3
×5m

4

 

 

5

Category 4
(Flat Areas)

 

Category 5

(Broad Acre)


6
×0m

 

6.5m

 

Notes:     The prescribed maximum width for an agricultural vehicle is 2·5m.

Areas or routes

89.   Subject to clauses 90 to 93, an agricultural vehicle that complies with the mass requirements specified in clause 72 may be used on all roads in Victoria.

90.   An agricultural vehicle that has a mass more than the following mass limits must not be used on a prohibited bridge:

a.       mass on an axle fitted with 2 tyres – 6.0t;

b.      mass on an axle with 4 tyres – 10t;

c.       mass of the vehicle– 42.5t.

91.   An agricultural vehicle that complies with a dimension requirement specified in clauses 74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83 and 86 may be used on all roads in Victoria.

92.   An agricultural vehicle that complies with a dimension requirement specified in clauses 75 and 84 may only be used in the Broad-Acre Area.

93.   An agricultural vehicle that complies with a dimension requirement specified in clause 88 for a particular area or route may be used in the area or route to which the specific width limit applies.

Conditions applicable to certain areas or routes

94.   A condition of Schedule 8 to the MDL National Regulation that is specified in Column 3 of Table 10 does not apply to an agricultural vehicle referred to in column 1 of Table 10 when being used in the areas or routes specified in column 4 of that Table subject to the conditions specified in column 5 of that Table.

 

Table 10

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Type of class 1 heavy vehicle

Column 3

Provision of Schedule 8 not applying

Column 4

Areas or routes

Column 5

Conditions

1

Agricultural vehicle or agricultural combination

Requirement to display a warning sign in sections 2(1) and 20(2) of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation 

 

Any road in Victoria

The vehicle is only—

·      crossing a road; or

·      being used on a road-related area beside the road.

2

Agricultural vehicle other than an agricultural trailer

Requirement to display a warning light in

sections 4 and 20(1) of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation 

 

Any road in Victoria

The vehicle is only—

·      crossing a road; or

·      being used on a road-related area beside the road.

3

Agricultural vehicle or agricultural combination

The requirement to be accompanied by a pilot vehicle in section 21 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation 

 

Any road in Victoria

·   The vehicle is only—

- crossing a road; or

- being used on a road-related area beside the road; and

·   it is safe to travel without a pilot vehicle.

4

Agricultural machine that is a harvester wider than 3.1m or longer than 22m

Travel restrictions at night in section 7 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation 

 

Melbourne and Geelong Urban Area

·         The harvester is no wider than 4m; and

·         the vehicle combination is no longer than 25m.

5

Agricultural vehicle that is a boom sprayer wider than 3.1m or longer than 22m

 

Travel restrictions at night in section 7 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation 

Broad-Acre Area

·         The vehicle is no wider than 3.5m;

·         the combination is no longer than  25m when the vehicle is being towed;

·         the vehicle has a yellow rotating warning light conforming with sections 35 and 36 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation;

·         an OVERSIZE warning sign conforming with Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation is fitted to the rear of the vehicle;

·         a delineator conforming with section 3 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation is attached to the rear of any rear-projecting spray booms that project more than 2m from the body of the vehicle;

·         the rear-projecting spray booms do not project more than 4.5m from the centre of the rear axle or axle group;

·         the vehicle complies with the lights requirements of Part 6 of Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation;

·         if the spray booms project to the rear more than 1.2m past the stop, turn and brake lights, an additional red light is affixed to the end of each boom that can be seen from at least 200m; and

·         the vehicle is not used on a main road or prohibited road.

 

6

·       Agricultural auger

·       Agricultural conveyor

 

Requirement in clause 44(2) of Schedule

7 of the MDL National Regulation

 

Broad-Acre area

An OVERSIZE warning sign conforming to Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation is fitted on the rear of the vehicle.

7

A field bin (a trailer that is a bulk bin used exclusively for holding grain)

 

 

Requirement to display a warning light in sections 4 and 20(1) of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation

 

Any road in Victoria

The towing vehicle displays a warning light complying with section 35(1) of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation.

8

Agricultural vehicle that is a combination which includes a field bin (a trailer that is a bulk bin used exclusively for holding grain)

Requirement to be accompanied by a pilot vehicle in section 7 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation

 

Any road in Victoria

·         When travelling along a sealed road the combination is kept wholly to the left of the centre of the road except when overtaking or signalling an intention to turn; and

·         it is safe to travel without a pilot vehicle.

 

Warning devices for agricultural vehicles

95.   In addition to the requirements of Schedule 8 to the MDL National Regulation, an agricultural vehicle that is an auger, conveyor or harvester comb carried on a comb trailer, must have displayed at the sides of the rear a pattern covering an area of at least 0×16 m2 and consisting of diagonal stripes at least 150mm wide and alternately coloured—

a.       red and white; or

b.      black and white.

Agricultural vehicles not to be used on freeways

96.   Section 22 of Schedule 8 of the MDL National Regulation does not apply to an agricultural vehicle or agricultural combination.

97.   An agricultural vehicle or agricultural combination must not be used on—

a.       a freeway within the meaning of the Road Management Act 2004 (Vic), except the Princes Freeway at Orbost; or

b.      a tollway.

 

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt the Class 1 Heavy Vehicles specified in this Notice from the requirement to comply with the Heavy Vehicle (Mass Dimension and Loading) National Regulation to the extent specified in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

 

 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Victorian Class 1 Oversize and Overmass (OSOM) Route Access Lists— http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Moreinfoandservices/HeavyVehicles/AccessAndRouteInformation/.