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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 28 January 2020 at 12:06)
Part 18 Division 1 Rule 300–3
300–3   NSW rule: driving lengthy vehicles in central Sydney and on certain other roads
(1)  A driver of a lengthy vehicle must not, unless written permission is first obtained from the Authority and all the conditions of the permission are strictly complied with, drive the vehicle on Monday to Friday (inclusive)—
(a)  between 8 am and 6 pm on any road (or part of a road) in the City of Sydney that is within the area that corresponds with the shaded area indicated in the diagram at the end of this rule (excluding the Circular Quay Elevated Roadway), or
(b)  between 8 am and 9.15 am in a southerly direction, or between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm in any direction, on Bradfield Highway, Sydney, or
(c)  between 8 am and 9.15 am from the direction of Bradfield Highway, or between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm in any direction, on the Circular Quay Elevated Roadway or on any thoroughfare connecting that Roadway with Bradfield Highway or Macquarie Street, or
(d)  between 3.30 pm and 6 pm along any portion of Princes Highway between Lord Street, St Peters and Carillon Avenue, Newtown.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
 Authority is defined in the Act.
(2)  Subrule (1) does not apply to a driver of a lengthy vehicle on Monday to Friday (inclusive) in the area referred to in subrule (1)(a) between 8 am and 5 pm—
(a)  on any road (or part of a road) that is an excluded road, or
(b)  in a northerly direction on George Street, between Railway Square and Liverpool Street, or in a westerly direction on Liverpool Street, between George Street and Day Street, or
(c)  except in the case of a bus that exceeds 12.5 metres in length—on any road (or part of a road) that is not an excluded road, excluding the Circular Quay Elevated Roadway, by the shortest practicable route to or from the nearest road that is an excluded road while proceeding to or from—
(i)  a warehouse within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 of the Commonwealth,
(ii)  any goods store (other than premises used for storing merchandise owned by the owner or occupier of such premises), or
(iii)  a building construction or demolition site in connection with the conveyance of goods that, because of their bulk, dimensions or weight, cannot be conveyed on a smaller motor vehicle.
(3)  In this rule—
Bradfield Highway means the carriageway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the approaches to it, on the southern side from the northern end of Clarence Street and on the northern side from the junction of Alfred Street South and Pacific Highway.
excluded road means any of the following roads in Sydney—
(a)  Goulburn Street, between Wentworth Avenue and George Street,
(b)  Sussex Street, north of Liverpool Street,
(c)  Day Street,
(d)  Day Place,
(e)  the approaches to Pyrmont Bridge on the eastern side,
(f)  King Street, between Day Street and Sussex Street,
(g)  Erskine Street, between Day Street and Sussex Street,
(h)  Napoleon Street,
(i)  Kent Street, north of Napoleon Street,
(j)  the approaches to Bradfield Highway on the southern side,
(k)  Circular Quay, excluding the Circular Quay Elevated Roadway,
(l)  Circular Quay East, between Circular Quay and Macquarie Street,
(m)  Macquarie Street,
(n)  Queen’s Square,
(o)  Prince Albert Road, between Queen’s Square and College Street,
(p)  College Street,
(q)  Wentworth Avenue,
(r)  Elizabeth Street, between Hay Street and Goulburn Street,
(s)  Bridge Street.
lengthy vehicle means an articulated vehicle, a bus that is longer than 12.5 metres or a combination of a motor vehicle and trailer, which together with any loading is longer than 12.5 metres.
Note 1.
 Articulated vehicle, bus, combination, motor vehicle and trailer are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.