Transport Canberra and City Services


Restricted Access Vehicle Networks

In accordance with the ACT’s Performance Based Standards, certain heavy vehicles are only authorised to drive on some Canberra roads.

Truck and dog trailer

Level 1 truck and dog trailer combinations

View this map (PDF 2MB) to see the authorised routes. Elements of the map are not accessible for a screen reader. A full list of Level 1 Truck and Dog trailer approved routes and areas is also available.

Level 2A truck and dog trailer combinations

View this map (PDF 1.1MB) to see the authorised routes. Elements of the map are not accessible for a screen reader. A full list of Level 2A Truck and Dog trailer approved roads (Word 266KB) and areas is also available.

National Class 3 truck and dog trailer combinations

View this map (PDF 5.1MB) to see the authorised routes. Elements of the map are not accessible for a screen reader. A full list of National Class 3 truck and dog trailer approved roads (DOC 236KB) and areas is also available.

Controlled Access Bus

Controlled Access Buses

A bus, other than an articulated bus, that is longer than 12.5m but less than 14.5m, that complies with prescribed mass and dimension requirements, is a class 2 heavy vehicle. These vehicles are also known as a Controlled Access Bus (HVNL s136 (a) (ii) (C)).

This map (PDF 5.2MB) shows authorised routes for Controlled Access Buses. A full list of Controlled Access Bus approved routes and areas is also available.

Higher Mass Limit (HML) Vehicles

This map (PDF 1.5MB) shows approved roads for Higher Mass Limit (HML) Vehicles. A full list of approved roads for Higher Mass Limit (HML) Vehicles (PDF 710KB) | Word version (286KB) is also available.

More information about heavy vehicle licenses, registration, routes and safety is available on the Road Transport Authority website.

Heavy Vehicle Monitoring Cameras

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) provided $300,000 as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government, to install heavy vehicle monitoring cameras on both sides of the Federal Highway near the NSW border. These cameras will integrate with others placed at key points across the nation to help ensure safety is maintained for all road users. The six new automatic number plate recognition cameras have now been activated and will monitor the two lanes and emergency stopping lane in each direction on the Federal Highway. The cameras will take a photo of the front of each heavy vehicle that passes by with the date, time and number plate recorded. Data from the cameras in the ACT will feed into the National Compliance and Information System to collect real time monitoring and compliance data. They allow authorities to better detect risky behaviour and unsafe practice on our roads which helps narrow our focus for compliance and enforcement efforts.

For more information on the National Compliance Information System and the National Safety Camera Network, visit www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/national-compliance-information-system

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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