Road compactor / steel padfoot / sheepsfoot roller

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

  • Padfoot road rollers must not travel on sealed roads
  • Overdimension vehicles require an overdimension permit and must comply with permit conditions.

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 Yes
Headlights, tail and number plate lights No
Clearance lights or delineators Yes
Rear reflectors or reflective tape Yes
Side reflective tape Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn Yes


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 operate in areas designated in LO5 or GO5) LO99
Use only within a defined area or construction zone where a traffic control plan applies LO5
Use only by shortest suitable route between depots and worksites GO5
Vehicle can only travel on unsealed roads Free text
Vehicle must not travel more than 5km between depots and worksites Free text
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration: PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit: UPLN

Registration usage RDWK / RDWN if vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM
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