Heavy and Long Vehicles Heavy and Long Vehicles

Heavy and Long Vehicles


It is an offence under Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 2009, section 200, for any long or heavy vehicle to stop on any road for longer than one hour.

Stopping on roads—heavy and long vehicles
(1) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road that is not in a built-up area,
      except on the shoulder of the road. (Maximum penalty—20 penalty units)
(2) Subject to subsections (2A) and (2B), the driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of
      road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour, unless the driver is permitted to stop on the length of road for longer
      than 1 hour by information on or with a traffic control device. (Maximum penalty—20 penalty units)
(2A) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, may stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer
        than 1 hour if the driver is engaged in dropping off or picking up goods for all of the period when the vehicle is stopped.
(2B) Subsections (2) and (2A) apply unless a local law otherwise provides.

(For a copy of the Regulation, click here)

Long Vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer.
Road does not include a road-related area, but includes any shoulder of a road.
Heavy Vehicle means a vehicle with a GVM of 4.5t or more.

This offence incurs a fine with the infringement issued under Local Law No 5 Parking.