A heavy vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle or trailer that has a Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes. There are specific registration requirements for heavy vehicles in NSW.

Vehicles which must be registered

All vehicles, including trailers, which are driven or towed on NSW roads must be registered.

There are some limited circumstances in which vehicles may be driven unregistered. See unregistered vehicles for information.

Who can register a heavy vehicle?

A heavy vehicle can be registered in the name of one person, or in the name of an incorporated organisation. Vehicles cannot be registered in more than one name.

The person or organisation named on the Certificate of Registration is considered the registered operator of the vehicle, and is responsible for it.

Important: The registered operator is not necessarily the owner of the vehicle.

As an individual, you must be at least 18 years old to register a heavy vehicle.

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