GPSA Member Update: Heavy vehicle regulations and cross-border travel

Cross border travel permits and COVID-19 vaccinations

Producers who hold an essential traveller permit crossing into SA from New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory or Victoria after 12:01 am on 11 October 2021 must produce evidence of having received at least one dose of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Evidence includes copy of any document provided to you by your health care worker at the time of your immunisation.

Producers are encouraged to provide this evidence now, if possible, by emailing the evidence to SAPOL’s Central Assessment Unit on This will help to avoid delays by having to produce this evidence on your arrival at the border. Upon production of the evidence, your Cross Border Permit will be updated and there will be no need to produce the evidence on a subsequent arrival if travelling on the same permit.

More information is available on the SA Government website

Viterra leads new heavy vehicle codes for deliveries into bulk handlers

For the upcoming harvest, Viterra has introduced new heavy vehicle mass management codes.

A converter has been made available which will enable existing codes to be converted to a new code that can be emailed to you.

Find out more on the Viterra website

National Primary Production Work Diary Exemption Notice

The NHVR has updated the National Primary Production Work Diary Exemption Notice to support the productivity of primary producers during the busy harvest season.

Drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles that carry primary produce between a production facility and a point of sale can now drive 160km (rather than 100km) from their base before they are required to use the National Driver Work Diary.

The updated notice is now in effect and ensures the continuation of increased productivity and efficiency for primary producer operators, without compromising safety.

View the fact sheet and notice on the NHVR website

For more transport information, visit the Industry Information page.