Washdown Bay
Council operates 2 weed and seed wash down facilities located at Dalrymple Saleyards, Flinders Highway, Charters Towers.

1. Passenger Vehicle Wash Down Facility
  Maximum Vehicle Size: 4WD
  Height Limit: No
  Cost: Free
  Surface: Concrete Slab
     
2. Truck Wash Down Facility
  Maximum Vehicle Size: 3 Trailer Road Train
  Height Limit: No
  Cost: Contact Council for an Avdata Key
  Surface: Concrete Slab

The Truck Wash Down Facility is operated by purchasing an Avdata Key from City Hall, located at 70 Mosman Street, Charters Towers.

In order to purchase a key, you will be required to attend at the Administration Centre or City Hall to complete the application form with the following documentation:-

  • Driver's licence;
  • Vehicle registration number; and,
  • Payment in the sum of $35.00

All hoses and fittings are supplied by Council.  Water rates and conditions of hire are available from Avdata Australia's Charge Rates and Key Terms and Conditions of Use document.

For specific data regarding recommended wash down procedures and checklists, please consult with Biosecurity Queensland.

Council does not conduct weed seed inspections or provide weed hygiene declarations for those using wash down facilities.  Council advises operators to complete a statutory declaration verifying that their vehicle is free of weed seed material to provide to landholders before entering private land.

Operators are able to write their own statutory declaration or use the declaration template provided by Biosecurity Queensland.

Vehicle Weighbridge
Council operates a public weighbridge (Licence No. PW-0180) between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday (closed Public Holidays).  The weighbridge is located at Dalrymple Saleyards, Flinders Highway, Charters Towers.  The weigh types available are:

  • Gross weight
  • Net weight (difference between the two weights)
  • Axle weight.

For availability or further information, contact Dalrymple Saleyards.

Cattle Weighbridge
Council provides 2 cattle weighbridges located at Dalrymple Saleyards.  Both are capable of accommodating a full deck of cattle.  Weighings are available for livestock public auctions, private treaty sales and live cattle export.

For availability or further information, contact Dalrymple Saleyards.

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