Oversize or overmass permit

You can apply for an exemption from the maximum standard dimension and mass limits by applying for a permit for your heavy vehicle.

Before you apply

You will need to fill in a oversize or overmass permit application (403.8 kb) including all of the following:

  • vehicle details
  • trailer details
  • load or mass details.

You may also need to seek authorisations from authorities including any of the following:

  • Telstra or telecommunications body
  • Power and Water
  • Department of Infrastructure
  • Northern Territory police
  • local government council
  • a building certifier.

How to get authorisations

Vehicles with a height 5m and above

You must seek approvals from Telstra by emailing a copy of the completed form to Telstra seven days prior to the journey to high.loads.telstra@team.telstra.com.

You must also email a completed form to your nearest Power and Water office seven days prior to the journey:

Vehicles with a height over 7m

You must also email a completed form to your nearest Power and Water office 10 days prior to the journey:

Vehicles with a height over 5m and width over 7m

You must email a copy of the completed form to the Department of Infrastructure seven days prior to the journey – roadsdarwin.ntg@nt.gov.au or fax (08) 8999 4699.

Vehicles with a width over 7.5m

You must email NT police at least 28 days before journey at wideloadescorts@pfes.nt.gov.au.

Vehicles with a width over 6m on council owned roads only

You must contact or fax the application form to your local council at least seven days before the journey, using the numbers below. 

    Local councilPhoneFax 
    Darwin (width 5m)(08) 8930 0597(08) 8981 8415
    Palmerston(08) 8935 9955(08) 8935 9900
    Litchfield(08) 8983 0600(08) 8983 1165
    Katherine(08) 8972 5500(08) 8971 0305
    Barkly (Tennant Creek)(08) 8962 0000(08) 8962 1801
    Alice Springs(08) 8950 0519(08) 8953 0558

Vehicle moving a house

You must seek the approval of a building certifier.

How to apply

Once you have your required approvals you should submit your completed form to mvr.permits@nt.gov.au or fax to (08) 8951 5181.

You will then have to pay the permit fee

You can pay by MasterCard or Visa by calling (08) 8951 5263, or pay in person at a MVR office.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017