Restricted Access Vehicles
What is a restricted access vehicle?
A vehicle is classed as a Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) if that vehicle alone or together with any load, exceeds one or more of the following limits:
- mass limit prescribed in Part 3 of the Road Traffic (Vehicle) Regulations 2014; or
- one of the following dimension limits:
- a width of 2.5 metres;
- a height of 4.3 metres;
- a length of 12.5 metres in the case of a motor vehicle that is not part of a combination; or
- a length of 19 metres in the case of a combination;
- any other dimension specified in the:
Before using a RAV on any road, it is necessary to obtain the approval of Main Roads Western Australia. Before making a decision on an application for route access, Main Roads may deem it necessary to do any or all of the following:
- perform a further assessment of the route;
- assess the stability of the vehicle and load, which may involve a PBS Assessment or similar;
- assess the suitability of the road pavement;
- assess the suitability of all structures on the proposed route to accommodate the specific vehicle;
- specify conditions of access such as speed limits, hours of operation or accreditation requirements;
- obtain Local Government agreement for the proposed route (for all operators); and
- recommend a number of road improvements as conditions of approval.
RAV Mapping Tool
Plan your journey using our new RAV Mapping Tool (Current as at May 2015) which features:
- A seamless map of WA using a Google interface.
- Allows users the ability to quickly access network information and their associated conditions.
- The ability to overlay individual networks, which will enable you to plan your journey more efficiently.
- Mobile device compatibility
Note: The RAV mapping tool should be used as a guide only and approved roads should be checked using the road tables and addendums.