Exceed Total Mass Limits by up to 5% When Delivering These Grains

Under the Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS), eligible heavy vehicles may exceed regulated total mass limits by up to 5% when delivering the following grains to participating grain receivers in participating council areas:

  • Cereals that are wheat, barley, rice, oats, triticale, sorghum, maize or millets
  • Oilseeds that are canola, sunflowers, monola or safflower
  • Pulses that are chickpeas, faba beans, lupins, mung beans, field peas, soybeans, vetch, or lentils.

There is no enrolment process or administration fee for eligible heavy vehicles to operate under the GHMS. All eligible heavy vehicles operating under the GHMS must carry a copy of the New South Wales Class 3 GHMS Mass Exemption (Notice) 2016 (GHMS Notice) in the vehicle, and comply with the conditions of the GHMS Notice, approved participating council areas and approved routes for that vehicle type.  Please refer to the GHMS map and approved routes.

What is the Grain Harvest Management Scheme?

The NSW Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) promotes the safe and productive movement of grain. It is designed to decrease harvest risk, protect roads and to increase productivity and efficiency for the movement of grain. The GHMS also seeks to provide a productivity benefit for growers and a higher degree of visibility to road managers of the use of their road assets.