Passenger carrying trailer (amusement trailer)

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

Not applicable

Vehicle requirements

  • SafeWork NSW has certain requirements for plan and amusement vehicles. Operators of these vehicles should discuss specific requirements with officers at SafeWork NSW’s Industrial Construction Unit. Phone the Information Centre Hotline on 13 10 50 or see the WorkCover website.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Each unit must be individually registered.
    • When applying for conditional registration, operators must provide a WorkCover Certificate of plant item registration for the trailer. The speed and passenger limits on the certificate will be recorded as conditions of registration.
    • Operators must provide approval from the management of the intended area of operation (eg Darling Harbour).
    • If the vehicle is operated for hire or reward, contact Transport for NSW. 

Equipment requirements

  • Clearance lights are required on trailers 1.8m or more wide.
  • 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
Amber rotating beacon
Must be displayed on the rear-most carriage
Yes Yes
Brake and turn lights
Must be displayed on the rear-most carriage
Yes Yes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No Yes
Rear reflectors Yes Yes
Rear and side reflective tape Yes Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) No No
Horn No No


Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not required if vehicle has headlights
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Speed limited (speed limit from WorkCover Certificate) SP (speed limit)
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO3) LO99
Restricted to designated areas / routes LO3 + free text
Hauling unit must have WorkCover accreditation Free text
Seating capacity not to exceed (insert limit from WorkCover Certificate) Free text

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape PCT
Compulsory Third Party insurance class Conditional registration: TRLR
Registration usage Not applicable
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