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Oversize loads

Transporting oversize loads can be dangerous, especially if steps are not taken to ensure the load remains a safe distance from powerlines

Main Roads WA requires Western Power to authorise all load movements around the state where the load is more than 4.3m high. Transport operators must refer to Main Roads WA before applying to Western Power for authorisation.

Oversize load movement application

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Main Roads WA requires Western Power to authorise all load movements around the state where the load is more than 4.3m high. Transport operators must refer to Main Roads WA before applying to Western Power for authorisation.

Authorisation to transport oversized loads

Once we receive your application we will assess if the load can travel safely and what special conditions, if any, are required. We will then issue an Oversize Load Movement Authorisation setting out the conditions which must be adhered to at all times.

In some cases substantial planning and/or construction works are required (e.g. undergrounding, moving or raising powerlines). In these cases Western Power will quote on the work required.

Load movements within Western Power (SWIS) and Horizon Power networks (inter-district)

If you need to transport oversize loads between Western Power’s network and Horizon Power’s network, you can lodge a single inter-district application for travel with the network at the point of origin. Please refer to this map (PDF 700 Kb) that shows the boundaries for Western Power and Horizon Power. For further Inter-district boundaries see Horizon Power service area map

Load movements outside the Western Power network

If you need to transport oversize loads in outside of the SWIS in Western Australia, please refer to Horizon Power.

Line heights

Metro area line height report
Last updated: 8 November 2018
Country area line height report
Last updated: 8 November 2018

Costs

Fees for processing online applications are payable by credit card.

  1. To move oversize loads within Western Power’s network - $120 inclusive of GST.
  2. Inter-district travel between Western Power and Horizon Power network - $270 inclusive of GST.
  3. Escort costs for Western Power services are charged as per our advertised schedule of rates.
  4. For all inter-district applications resulting in escort services from both Western Power and Horizon Power, you will receive two invoices.

Escort rates

Charges will be incurred once the crew is dispatched. Please provide sufficient notice (minimum of one working day) of cancelled or amended escort arrangements in writing.

Half day rates

Escort category 

Half day rates (inc. GST)*

Weekdays

Saturdays

Sundays

Public holidays

Observer

$1,428

$1,926

$2,144

$2,637

Simple line lift

$3,198

$4,128

$4,128

$4,926

Multiple line lift

$4,329

$5,724

$5,724

$6,922

*Half-day rate is up to 4.5 hours

Full day rates

Escort category 

Full day rates (inc. GST)*

Weekdays

Saturdays

Sundays

Public holidays

Observer

$2,857

$4,070

$4,289

$5,273

Simple line lift

$6,397

$8,256

$8,256

$9,853

Multiple line lift

$8,660

$11,450

$11,450

$13,845

 

 ^ Full-day rate is up to 9 hours
Rates quoted are GST inclusive

High wide load corridors are managed by Main Roads WA

Transport operators must refer to Main Roads WA before applying for authorisation.

More information

Have a question or looking for further information? Call our team on (08) 9417 0383.