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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Published Date 30 Aug 2019

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Victorian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Agricultural Vehicles and Special Purpose Vehicles) Exemption Notice 2019 (No. 1)

1.         Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to exempt agricultural vehicles and special purpose vehicles that are heavy vehicles from compliance with the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (the National Regulation).

2.         Authorising Provision

This notice is made under section 61 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as in force in Victoria.

3.         Title

This notice may be cited as the Victorian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Agricultural Vehicles and Special Purpose Vehicles) Exemption Notice 2019 (No. 1).

4.         Commencement

This notice commences on the date of publication in the Commonwealth Government Gazette.

5.         Expiry

This notice expires five years after its commencement.

6.         Definitions

(1)           Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meanings as in the HVNL or regulations made under the HVNL.

(2)           In this notice—

Certificate of Approved Operations means a certificate of that name issued pursuant to section 21 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (Vic) as amended or remade from time-to-time.

conditional registration means registration granted to a vehicle that does not comply with the vehicle standards, that is either affixed with an operations plate or has been issued with a certificate of approved operations, pursuant to section 20 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (Vic) as amended or remade from time-to-time.

operations plate means a plate of that name issued pursuant to section 21 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (Vic) as amended or remade from time-to-time.

VicRoads means the relevant Road Authority in Victoria.

 

7.         Application

(1)    This Notice applies to a special purpose vehicle or agricultural vehicle that has conditional registration, and is operating, in Victoria.

(2)    A heavy vehicle that complies with this section is an eligible vehicle.

8.         Exemptions - Prescribed Vehicle Standards

An eligible vehicle is exempted from the standards in Schedule 2 of the National Regulation listed below—

Table 1 Table of exemptions for eligible vehicles

Column one

Column two

Column three

Item number

Component

Relevant exempted section of Schedule 2 of the National Regulation

1

Horns, alarms etc.

Section 11

2

Rear vision mirrors

Section 12

3

Headlights

Part 6, Division 3

4

Parking lights

Part 6, Division 4

5

Tail-lights

Part 6, Division 6

6

Number plate lights

Part 6, Division 7

7

Clearance lights

Part 6, Division 8

8

Side marker lights

Part 6, Division 9

9

Reflectors

Part 6, Division 15

10

Other lights, reflectors, rear marking plates or signals

Part 6, Division 17

11

Application of prescribed dimension requirements as a vehicle standard

Part 5, Section 34

12

What braking system a heavy motor vehicle must have

Section 88

13

Crank case gases

Section 94

14

Exhaust systems

Part 8, Division 2

 


9.         Conditions - General

(1)    An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice must comply with the standard conditions that apply to conditionally registered vehicles as published by VicRoads.

(2)    The exemption listed in item 11 of Table 1 in this Notice only apply to an eligible vehicle operating under, and in compliance with, a mass and dimension access authority issued under the HVNL.

Note:             This notice is not an access notice. For a vehicle to operate under this notice, access already be obtained under a Class 1 Gazette Notice, or a permit, under Part 4.6 of the HVNL. Access Notices include:

·         National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019

·         National Class 1 Special Purpose vehicle Notice 2015

 

 

 

Anthony Martin               
Director Safety Standards

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator