Mower

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

  • Lawn mowers weighing less than 250kg used for mowing lawns are exempt from registration.

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 2007.
Equipment Daylight / floodlit use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
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

Conditions

Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO3) LO99
Restricted to designated areas / routes LO3 + free text
Vehicle must not travel more than 1km between depots and worksites Free text
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicles with hydraulic steering fitted
SL99

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape LWN
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration: SVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit: USVE

Registration usage PLNT
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