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 bulldozers manufactured before 21 October 1994 and which are 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
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake and turn lights No
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors Yes
Rear and side reflective tape No
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn Yes


Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can be operated in areas designated in LO5) LO99
Use only within a defined road construction zone where a traffic control plan applied LO5
OR use for farming purposes only Note: Only applies to Compulsory Third Party insurance class: FARM. A Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF, 254Kb) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF, 331Kb). GO93
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape DZP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, a Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF, 254Kb) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF, 331Kb).

Conditional registration:

Unregistered Vehicle

Registration usage PLNT / RDWK / RDWN (if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)
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