Golf buggy

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.

Related vehicle sheets

See also Ultra-light utility vehicle/golf buggy derivatives

Driver licence

Class C

Vehicle requirements

Care will be take in approving the use of golf buggies on roads. These vehicles are not constructed for road use and present a road safety risk when mixing with other traffic. If a fully complying vehicle can perform the function for which registration is sought, the application may not be approved.

Conditions of operation will restrict the use of these vehicles to road-related areas such as, but not limited to, caravan parks, retirement villages and entertainment and sporting venues. Limited road access will only be allowed as a means of travelling between two road-related areas.

The elderly and people with disabilities may apply for permission to drive a golf buggy short distances along roads and road-related areas to a nearby golf course. Applicants must provide medical evidence explaining their lack of mobility and the reasons why they cannot float, hire or store the vehicle at the golf course.

Note: Medical evidence and the reasons why they cannot float, hire or store the vehicle at the golf course is not required for renewal unless there is some doubt that the customer still meets the above requirements.

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.
Equipment Daylight / floodlit use 24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon – only on road or road-related areas Yes Yes
Brake and turn lights Yes Yes
Headlights, tail and number plate lights No Yes
Rear reflectors Yes Yes
Rear and side reflective tape No No
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes


Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only (not required if vehicle has headlights) TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving on a road or road-related area SL1
Restricted to designated areas / routes LO3 + free text
Speed limited SP20

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape GB
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration:

Unregistered Vehicle Permit:

Registration usage Not applicable
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