Farm Gate Access Scheme

Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)
Provides exemptions for eligible heavy vehicles to access council roads within approved areas without Permit.

Farm Gate Access is a joint NSW Government, local council and industry initiative designed to improve freight productivity by connecting first and last mile journeys to the farm gate. Farm Gate Access introduces conditional area-wide access for Higher Productivity Vehicles (HPV) transporting grain and livestock on council roads in participating council areas. The initiative includes the Farm Gate Network provision added to the existing NSW Livestock Loading Scheme (LLS) and the NSW Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) and a series of tools and services to support NSW council's making heavy vehicle access decisions.

Transport operators must conform with the requirements specified within the NSW Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice or the NSW Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice

Approved Council Areas

  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Gunnedah Shire Council
  • Narrandera Shire Council
  • Coolamon Shire Council
  • Temora Shire Council
  • Junee Shire Council
Farm Gate Access Pilot Councils map

TfNSW Website

TfNSW Fact Sheet

Access Conditions

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Road Infrastructure Management (RIM)

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Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
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Provides exemptions for eligible heavy vehicles to access council roads within approved areas without Permit.

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Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice 2021 (Livestock Loading Scheme)

Commencement Date: 8th October 2020
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B-triples and AB-triples can now operate under this Notice if they are enrolled in the Telematics Monitoring Application (TMA), removing the need for IAP enrollment.

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Class 3 Livestock Transportation Exemption Notice 2021 (Livestock Loading Scheme)

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
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Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice 2021 (Grain Harvest Management Scheme)

Commencement Date: 26th February 2021
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This Notice exempts a heavy vehicle to which it applies from stated prescribed mass requirements in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation and includes access to the New South Wales Farm Gate Network.

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Commencement Date: 2nd April 2020
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