LAWS AND PENALTIES
AS YOU’VE travelled this great sunburnt country, you’ve no doubt noticed the occasional weighbridge. Their primary focus is heavy transport, but police and transport authorities have the ability to use this and portable equipment to check your rig for compliance. There are no specific on-the-spot fines relating to overloaded 4WDS. However, a summons to appear before a magistrate could be imposed, where penalties include a $2000 fine or six months in jail.