Oversize or overmass vehicles

Oversize load pilot operator: apply or renew

When piloting an oversize load, you must operate the vehicle according to the permit guidelines for oversize and overmass vehicles PDF (5.0 MB).

Before you apply

If you're applying for the first time, you must have:

  • a training course certificate of attendance
  • a training course certificate of attainment
  • two work-related written references
  • a current criminal history check
  • the ability to pilot oversize loads from 3.5m wide up to and including 4.5m wide
  • a current C class driver licence.

If you're applying to be an accredited pilot, you must have:

  • a current C class driver licence
  • a current criminal history check
  • two work-related written references
  • the ability to pilot oversize loads from 3.5m wide up to and including 5.5m wide
  • completed the Certificate III in Transport and Logistics with a registered training organisation, proving you can:
    • carry out vehicle inspections
    • pilot or escort oversized and overmass loads
    • use pilot and escort communication
    • co-ordinate breakdowns and emergencies
    • control traffic as a pilot vehicle operator
    • complete a minimum of 10 oversize load piloting jobs (greater than 4.5m wide).

How to apply

To apply, you must follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the application or renewal oversize load pilot PDF (524.6 KB).

Step 2. Submit your application and supporting documents by emailing mvr@nt.gov.au or by mailing it to:

Chief Transport Inspector
Vehicle Inspection Facility
PO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801

Step 3. Pay the application or renewal fee using Visa or MasterCard by calling the MVR office on 1300 654 628.

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Last updated: 07 October 2020

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