The Grain Harvest Management Scheme addresses the difficulty of accurately loading heavy vehicles on-farm with bulk commodities.
The scheme provides vehicles with flexibility above regulation mass limits, and so it is designed to help manage uncertainties, like varying moisture content and densities.
The primary benefit of GHMS membership is receiving weight tolerances to reduce the uncertainty when loading on-farm.
Because it allows an efficient grain harvest while protecting road infrastructure, the GHMS benefits the grain industry, the road/transport industry and the wider community.
Participation is open to anyone delivering grain, oilseeds, pulses and bulk fresh cut silage (not baled) from farms to approved GHMS receivers.
How to join
The GHMS operates on a year-to-year basis from 1 July to 30 June. To join the GHMS, please familiarise yourself with the accreditation FAQs, complete the online assessment and application form and you will receive a temporary ‘sticker’ via email. AgForce will post physical sticker to your nominated address within 14 days.
GHMS membership for 2023/24 is $165 (inc. GST) per vehicle. This price is indexed yearly to the Consumer Price Index.
Continuing GHMS members are able to use stickers from 2022/23 until 14 July 2023 inclusive. This allows for 2023/24 stickers to be dispatched without disrupting participation.
However, any deliveries received after 14 July 2023 with 2022/23 stickers will be treated as a normal load and will not receive the GHMS concession.
Please note: You cannot register for the scheme on the weighbridge. Trucks must sign up before transporting grain under the scheme. If you are not registered, Gross Mass Limits (not GHMS limits) will be applied.
Approved GHMS receivers have agreed to work with TMR and AgForce to ensure the GHMS’s viability and success. They are:
Australian Agricultural Company Aronui Feedlot
Australian Agricultural Company Goonoo Feedlot
Australian Country Choice - Brindley Park Feedlot
Australian Country Choice - Brisbane Valley Feedlot
Australian Country Choice - Opal Creek Feedlot
Australian Mungbean Company
CHS Broadbent Pty Ltd
Defiance Maize Products
GrainCorp - Biloela
GrainCorp - Brookstead
GrainCorp - Bungunya
GrainCorp - Capella
GrainCorp - Clifton
GrainCorp - Dalby West
GrainCorp - Dingo
GrainCorp - Emerald
GrainCorp - Gindie
GrainCorp - Gladstone
GrainCorp - Goondiwindi East
GrainCorp - Goondiwindi West
GrainCorp - Jandowae
GrainCorp - Koorngoo
GrainCorp - Kupunn
GrainCorp - Macalister
GrainCorp - Mackay
GrainCorp - Malu
GrainCorp - Meandarra
GrainCorp - Miles
GrainCorp - Millmerran
GrainCorp - Moura
GrainCorp - Natcha
GrainCorp - Noondoo
GrainCorp - Pinkenba
GrainCorp - Roma West
GrainCorp - Talwood
GrainCorp - Thallon
GrainCorp - The Gums
GrainCorp - Toobeah
Graincorp - Wallumbilla
GrainCorp - Warra
GrainCorp - Yamala
GrainCorp - Yelarbon
JBS - Beef City
JBS - Mungindi
Mort & Co - Grassdale
Mort & Co - Millmerran
Mt Tyson Seeds (Pulse Division of Qld Cotton)
Namoi Cotton Alliance
Smithfield Cattle Company - Sapphire Feedlot
Smithfield Cattle Company - Smithfield Feedlot
Whyalla Beef Pty Ltd, Whyalla Feedlot
Williams Stockfeeds Pty Ltd - Biloela
- Assessment and application form
- GHMS table of common gross scheme mass limits
- Grain to be delivered past nearest approved GHMS receiver (only provide if needed; see accreditation booklet for details)
Want to know more? Contact us for more information.
Phone: (07) 3236 3100