Change or cancel heavy vehicle configuration
If you want to change or cancel your heavy vehicle’s configuration, you must apply.
You can't drive it with its new configuration until your application has been processed.
It must only be used within the legal mass limits for your type of heavy vehicle.
You can apply:
Temporary heavy vehicle upgrade permit
To apply for a temporary heavy vehicle upgrade permit or cancel one, you must follow the relevant process below.
How to apply
You can only apply for a permit up to your heavy vehicle’s registration expiry date.
If you want to apply for longer than that, you must renew your vehicle registration first.
To apply, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the R12 application to upgrade a heavy vehicle configuration .
Step 2. Submit your application and pay the fees by EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard, cheque or cash:
If you’re a business fleet operator, you can apply online through MVR for Business.
How to cancel
To cancel your permit, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the M5 application to cancel an upgrade of a heavy vehicle configuration .
Step 2. Submit your application to an MVR office.
If you have at least 7 days remaining on your permit, you can receive a refund. An administration fee applies.
To permanently upgrade or downgrade, you must follow the relevant process below.
To permanently upgrade, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the R44 heavy vehicle nomination for registration configuration .
- renew your vehicle registration if it’s due or
- cancel your registration and re-register with new configuration:
- fill in and attach the M01 application to cancel registration .
- receive a refund if eligible (an administration fee applies).
Step 3. Pay the fees using EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard, cheque or cash.
To permanently downgrade, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the:
- M01 application to cancel registration
- R44 heavy vehicle nomination for registration configuration .
Step 3. Submit your application:
You may be eligible for a refund on your registration. An administration fee will apply.
Last updated: 09 August 2022
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