Heavy Motor Vehicle Permits

Anyone seeking or wanting to keep a motor vehicle weighing more than 4.5 tonnes on private land within 50 metres of any dwelling on adjoining land must apply for a permit under Council's General Local Law No.1-2013(PDF, 323KB).

Please note: Applicants must apply prior to the keeping of a motor vehicle that weighs more than 4.5 tonnes within 50 metres of any dwelling on adjoining land.


What Does Council take into consideration?

Council will need to take into consideration a number of things when assessing a heavy motor vehicle application, this includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Any requirements of Council's Traffic & Civil Design Department, Technical Services Department, Health Department and Statutory Planning Department.
  • Environmental Protection Authority's guidelines with regards to residential noise and emissions.
  • The purpose of the motor vehicle being kept at the specified address.
  • The placement of the vehicle on the property.
  • The views of adjoining property owners or occupiers.
  • The views/requirements of VicRoads.
  • The property crossover used by the heavy motor vehicle must be constructed to Industrial Crossing Standards.

How do I apply?

Where a person applies for a permit under Council's General Local Law No.1-2013(PDF, 323KB), clause 3.4.1, Council will notify and consider the views of the owners or occupiers of land adjoining that person's land, and any other owners or occupiers of land whom Council or an Authorised Officer considers appropriate prior to making a decision to grant a permit.

To complete the online heavy motor vehicle permit form you will be required to :

  1. Provide a valid email address.
  2. Provide relevant registered vehicle owner details if applicable.
  3. Once the information supplied has been verified, Council will issue an invoice by post to the postal address supplied.


The fee for a heavy motor vehicle permit is $231.10 which needs to be renewed annually.

To apply for a heavy motor vehicle, please click the button below:

Printable hardcopy Application form