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Heavy and Long Vehicle Permit

A person, without a permit, must not keep or store any heavy vehicle or long vehicle upon any road or part of a road for which Council is the responsible road authority for the purposes of the Road Management Act 2004 and on any other land less than 0.5 hectares in a built up area.

A long vehicle permit to store the vehicle can be granted via an authorised officer or a delegated officer through the consideration of the following guidelines:

- the land-use of the applicant's land and that of adjoining allotments

- the proximity to adjoining owners

- the likely effect on adjoining owners

- the distance from dwellings

- any other matter the authorised officer or the delegated officer reasonably believes is relevant to the application.

Permit fees
Click here to view the relevant fees and charges.

Insurance
A photocopy of your home and vehicle insurance cover to the value of $10,000,000 will need to be provided. Please contact the Community Safety Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) if you have any further questions regarding this permit.

Please ensure all sections of the application are completed and any documents are attached with the application. Please email applications to local.laws@basscoast.vic.gov.au or hand in your application at one of our customer service centres.

Road Safety Road Rules 2017

200 Stopping on roads—heavy and long vehicles

(1) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road that is not in a built-up area, except on the shoulder of the road, unless the length of road is an emergency stopping lane and the driver is permitted to stop in it under rule 178.

(2) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour, unless the information on or with a traffic control device specifically permits the driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, to stop on the length of road for longer than 1 hour, or is permitted to do so under subrule (2A) or by the Council.

(2A) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, other than a bus, is permitted to stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour if, throughout the period when the vehicle is stopped on the length of road, the driver is engaged in dropping off, or picking up, goods.

long vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7⋅5 metres long, or longer;

road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road