Backhoe loader

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

Equipment requirements

Second hand backhoe loaders manufactured before 21 October 1994 owned by primary producers in drought declared areas are exempt from the essential equipment requirements listed for this type of vehicle.

All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles or Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW) for heavy vehicles.

Equipment Daylight / Floodlit use 24 hour use
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 or rear reflective tape Yes Yes
Side reflectors or side reflective tape No Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes


Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only (omitted if vehicle is fitted with 24 hour equipment requirements) TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Use only the shortest suitable route between depots and worksites OR GO5
Restricted to designates areas / routes OR L03 + free text
Farming purposes only (if CTP class is FARM) GO93
Must travel in most compact safe forms and provide maximum visibility for driver Free text
If hydraulic steering fitted, steering failure warning device / sign required SL99

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape AGP / EQP / LLP / RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class Conditional registration – PLNT / SVEH / FARM
For FARM/UFRM, Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession required. Unregistered vehicle permit – USVE / UPLN / UFRM
Registration usage RDWK (RDWN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM) PAST / PLNT / PPG (PPGN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)
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