Snow groomer / plough / freight vehicle

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

Vehicle requirements

  • Snow groomers and snow ploughs are exempt from the requirement to fit brake and turn lights.

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 2017 for light vehicles or Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW) for heavy vehicles.

Equipment 24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake and turn lights Yes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights Yes
Rear reflectors Yes
Side reflective tape Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn Yes
Reversing alarm Yes


Condition Code
Only to operate in the area authorised by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service OL99
Vehicle to be floated from site to site L099
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicle with hydraulic steering

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape OSG
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration:

Unregistered Vehicle
Permit – UPLN

Registration usage Not applicable
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