Tractor

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.

Acceptable vehicle uses

The following is a non-exhaustive list of acceptable vehicle uses:

  • Farming
  • Roadside mowing
  • Road and earthworks
  • Beach cleaning
  • Shopping trolley collection.

Driver licence

Class C

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.
  • Tractors manufactured before 21 October 1994 are exempt from the required equipment.
Equipment Daylight / floodlit use 24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon Yes Yes
Brake and turn lights Yes Yes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No Yes
Rear reflectors Yes Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes

Conditions

Condition Code

Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights

TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1

Use only the shortest suitable route between depots and worksites
Note: Only applies for Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT, UPLN

GO5

Restricted to designated areas / routes
Note: Only applies for Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT, UPLN. The area / routes must be specified in Application for Conditional Registration, agreed by Roads and Maritime Services, and recorded as a Special Condition.

LO3 and Special Condition

Farming purposes only
Note: Only applies to Compulsory Third Party insurance class: FARM. A Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration.

GO93

Overmass – route specific
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

OM3

Oversize – general
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

OS1

Oversize – route specific
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

OS2

Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering. The maximum speed 45 km/h advisory sign is required where practicable.

SL99

Restricted to a maximum speed of 45 km/h Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.

SP45

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape TRP, TRT for pre-21 October 1994

Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, a Primary Producer Declaration must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration.

Conditional registration:
FARM, PLNT, SVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit:
UFRM, UPLN, USVE

Registration usage PPG, PPGN for over 4.5t GVM, PLNT
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