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.
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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. A police or road safety assessment of the route is required before it is approved.
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.
- 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 and side reflective tape||No||No|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes||Yes|
|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|
Roads and Maritime Services office use
|Compulsory Third Party insurance class||
Unregistered Vehicle Permit:
|Registration usage||Not applicable|