Forestry vehicle

Conditional registration

Non-complying vehicles are only offered conditional registration if it is safe to do so and a complying vehicle cannot perform the function.

The following factors are considered when deciding an Application for Conditional Registration and the conditions that are applied to the registration:

  • The nature and extent of any failure of the vehicle to meet applicable vehicle standards
  • The safety of:
    • The vehicle operator
    • The vehicle’s passengers (if any)
    • The vehicle mixing with other normal complying vehicles
    • The vehicle mixing with pedestrians
  • Time of day or night of operation
  • Special considerations relating to the area of operation (if any).

Note: Operators of oversize and overmass vehicles must also comply with the conditions of the relevant access notice or permit. For more information contact Special Permits Unit on 1300 656 371 for intrastate permits, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on 1300 696 487 for interstate permits.

Driver licence

Class C

Vehicle requirements

  • This information applies to vehicles involved in the cultivation of timber in NSW State Forests. Operators are not required to provide an authority to operate in NSW State Forests.

Equipment requirements

All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles or Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW) for heavy vehicles.

Equipment Daylight / floodlit use
Amber rotating beacon No
Brake and turn lights No
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors No
Rear and side reflective tape Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn Yes


Condition Code

Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not applicable if vehicle has headlights

Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can operate in areas designated in L03) L099
Restricted to designated areas/routes (specify area) L03 + free text

Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.


Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape AGP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration –

Unregistered Vehicle Permit –

Registration usage PLNT
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