Water cart – heavy rigid/articulated

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

  • Vehicles that have a compliance plate or are built on a truck-based chassis are not eligible for conditional registration and are subject to full registration and national heavy vehicle charges
  • These vehicles are not eligible for an oversize/overmass permit and travel under notice - Ministerial Exemption (Oversized and Overmass Construction Vehicle) Order 2009
  • These vehicles cannot operate on any culvert or bridge unless approved by the relevant road authority
  • These vehicles must not engage in primary production.

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.
  • Red reflective tape can only be used at the rear of the vehicle if rear red reflectors cannot be fitted or are not incorporated into the rear lamps.  If clearance lamps are not fitted, overdimension vehicles must be equipped with delineators to indicate vehicle extremities
  • Occupant restraint for operator/driver must be fitted.
Equipment Daylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake and turn lights Yes
Headlights, tail and number plate lights Yes
Clearance lights or delineators Yes
Rear reflectors Yes
Side reflective tape Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn Yes


Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not required if vehicle has headlights, tail and number plate lights
Flashing amber beacon required and must be used when vehicle moving SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO7 and LO8 in accordance with LO6) LO99
Operate under Ministerial exemption for construction vehicle LO6
Only to cross a road or road related area between worksites LO7
Operate under vehicle control plan approved by a roads authority LO8
Use only within a worksite or construction zone Free text
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h. Maximum speed advisory sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only
‘Left-hand drive’ sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicles with left-hand controls fitted

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape EWP / RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class Conditional registration:
Registration usage Not applicable
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