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.
Overdimension vehicles require an overdimension permit and must comply with permit conditions.
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||Yes|
|Headlights, tail and number plate lights||No|
|Clearance lights or delineators||No|
|Rear reflectors or reflective tape||Yes|
|Side reflective tape||Yes|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes|
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only||TD1|
|Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving.||SL1|
|Speed limited to 45km/h||SP45|
|Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can operate in areas designated in LO3 or GO5)||LO99|
|Restricted to designated areas/routes within 150km radius of garage address
Note: Farming contractors are not required to have a mandatory distance limitation imposed on the registration. Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT and UPLN must be applied.
|LO3 + free text|
|Use only by shortest suitable route between depots and worksites||GO5|
|Use only for farming purposes
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.
|Oversize permit (general) – if applicable||OS1|
|OR oversize permit (route specific) – if applicable||OS2|
|Must operate with reservoir empty and in compact form when on a road||Free text|
|Steering failure warning device, warning label and Maximum Speed Advisory sign required if fitted with hydraulic steering||SL99|
|‘Left-hand drive’ or ‘Dual Control’ sign required depending on construction, if left-hand drive or dual-control steering fitted.||SL6|
Roads and Maritime Services office use
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Unregistered Vehicle Permit:
|Registration usage||Not applicable|