Trucks (heavy and long vehicles) | Brisbane City Council

Trucks (heavy and long vehicles)

""To help keep our residential streets accessible, restrictions apply to long-term truck (heavy and long vehicle) parking.

Heavy and long vehicles, as defined in Brisbane City Council's Heavy & Long Vehicle Parking 1999 Local Law, are restricted from parking for longer than one hour within 100 metres of any residential land.

A long vehicle is defined as any one of the following:

  • a vehicle or trailer that is longer than 7.5 metres
  • a vehicle or trailer where any load or projection is longer than 7.5 metres
  • any combination which is 7.5 metres long or longer
  • any component of a combination (a prime mover or prime mover trailer), which if standing alone is five metres or longer.

A heavy vehicle is defined as:

  • any component of a combination with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 3 tonnes or more
  • any other vehicle with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more.


Heavy and long vehicles that have broken down are exempt from this restriction but only for the minimum time necessary to make minor repairs that would allow the vehicle to be moved to a place where it is lawfully parked.

Other exemptions include vehicles:

  • carrying out emergency work
  • delivering goods or providing services to the area


Brisbane City Council officers will enforce this local law. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of 5 penalty units.

As at 1 July 2018, the value of a penalty unit is equal to $130.55. The fine amount must be rounded down to the nearest dollar after the calculation. For example, the fine amount for an infringement of 2 penalty units is: 2 x $130.55 = $261.10; the rounded down fine amount is $261.

More information

Find out more about heavy and large vehicle movements in Brisbane.

07 March 2019