Policies and guidelines
Route Assessment Guideline (2002)
The 2002 Route Assessment Guideline for Restricted Access Vehicles (RAV) outlines the procedures and assessment criteria to be used by:
- Transport NSW (TfNSW) to assess State Roads.
- Councils to assess Regional and Local roads.
For B-Doubles, Road Trains and 4.6 metre high vehicles, information is also provided for applicants seeking new access, including what to do if access is not available:
- View the 2012 Route Assessment Guideline for Restricted Access Vehicles (PDF, 1.33 MB)(note this guideline is currently being revised see below)
- Order a copy of the Austroads turning path (swept path) templates for RAV.
Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) Maps
The Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) maps provide details on the roads and zones approved for B-doubles, road trains and 4.6 metre high vehicles.
The maps cover both Sydney and NSW in detail and include a set of travel restrictions which may apply to a specific RAV route.
The RAV maps are an accurate depiction of the roads that have been approved and legally gazetted for the operation of RAV vehicles at the time of publication. TfNSW updates the maps on a quarterly basis and transport operators are encouraged to check-back for updates.
Weight of Loads Groups (WOLG)
Transport for NSW has assisted the creation of Weight of Loads Groups (WOLGs) as part of its asset protection strategy, which have been operational for a number of years.
Heavy vehicle enforcement in NSW is about maximising road safety and managing NSW infrastructure, while ensuring the ongoing efficiency of the freight industry in NSW.
Role of WOLG
The primary role of WOLGs is to ensure that heavy vehicles using council and state roads are complying with statutory loading requirements, and to enforce load limits and reduce wear from heavy vehicle overloading.
There are four WOLGs across NSW.
Each of these WOLGs consists of a number of member councils within a certain area.
The table below outlines the member councils for each WOLG:
North East Group
North West Group
Mid North Group
South East Group
Ballina Shire Council (administrative council)
Moree Plains Shire Council (administrative council)
MidCoast Council (administrative council)
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (administrative council)
Byron Shire Council
Dubbo Regional Council
Armidale Regional Council
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Clarence Valley Council
Glen Innes Severn Shire Council
Bellingen Shire Council
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council
Kyogle Shire Council
Gunnedah Shire Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Lismore City Council
Narrabri Shire Council
Dungog Shire Council
Richmond Valley Council
Warrumbungle Shire Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Tenterfield Shire Council
Kempsey Shire Council
Wollondilly Shire Council
Tweed City Council
Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Yass Valley Council
Muswellbrook Shire Council
Tamworth Regional Council
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Uralla Shire Council
Vending in rest areas policy
Transport for NSW Policy for Vending in Rest areas provides clear direction on undertaking of vending activities in rest areas.
Download Vending in Rest Areas – Policy No. 271 (PDF, 39.84 KB)
Related links to legislation for managing roads in New South Wales: