What is a restricted access vehicle?
Any vehicle which exceeds the overall dimensions of vehicles as defined in the Road Transport (Registration) Regulation 2007 is considered to be a restricted access vehicle. The Regulation defines the width, height, length and some internal dimensions of vehicles.
What is the Restricted Access Vehicle Map Service?
The Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) Map Service is a new interactive map based information service which provides an active depiction of the location of road network restrictions and approved routes for use by heavy vehicles. Restrictions and approved routes are shown by heavy vehicle types and map layers can be switched on and off as required allowing users the option of customising their view.
The RAV maps provide details on the roads and zones approved for:
- B-Doubles (19m B-Doubles operating at full axle loads, ie, 55.5 tn, 23m B-Doubles and 25/26m B-Doubles)
- 4.6 Metre High Vehicles
- Road Trains
How has the service changed?
The new service has been designed to replace the existing static PDF maps, moving to an online interactive service which provides information on the restricted access routes across the road network that road users can take.
Specific improvements include:
- More frequent updates – a new service standard turnaround time from quarterly updates to fortnightly at a minimum.
- An interactive service – maps can be tailored by vehicle types, locations can be searched, travel restrictions can be displayed on screen.
- Mobile availability – maps are viewable on laptops and tablets, anywhere, anytime!
Using the RAV maps
The RAV map offers pan/zoom, different map views, location search, access to local street images.
Routes and zones approved for travel are enabled or switched off by selecting the vehicle type using the checkboxes in the legend menu on the left hand side. Information about a particular route e.g. Travel Restrictions, is accessed by clicking on the route, which will launch an information box which provides detailed information.
Using the zoom and drag features included you are able to view and print maps at the level of detail and covering the area you need. The search function allows you to centre the map on a geographic location based on an address, town, post code, or a set of coordinates.
How often are these maps updated?
The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) updates the RAV maps on a fortnightly basis. The date of last update can be seen in the bottom right hand corner of the map.
Can I provide feedback?
RMS welcomes any comments, feedback and suggestions you have about this new service.
Please provide comments and suggestions via:
Email: email@example.com or by telephoning 131 782.
You can provide feedback directly from the map by clicking the link located at the bottom right hand corner of the map.
The Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) maps show RAV approved routes and restrictions as an overlay on top of Google maps. RMS has no responsibility for, and does not guarantee the accuracy of, the underlying Google maps.
RMS strives to be accurate in showing the RAV approved routes and restrictions , however, there may be errors and omissions caused by Google maps being incorrect or out of date. RMS is not responsible for errors or omissions.
The RAV maps are merely provided for your convenience and do not replace the RAV approved routes which always take precedence over the RAV maps. You should rely on the RAV approved routes and restrictions given in notices published in the NSW Gazette when planning a route. Visit the NSW Gazette website for more information.