Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for bulldozers.
Conditional registration for bulldozers
Bulldozers need to be conditionally registered to be used on public roads and road-related areas.
Conditional registration gives you limited road access to perform specific functions.
You cannot get conditional registration if a vehicle that complies with the construction and equipment requirements of the Australian Design Rules can be used to perform the same function.
See information about vehicle standards to see what standards apply.
You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a bulldozer.
Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a bulldozer.
Oversize vehicle operators
Vehicles that go beyond the dimension and weight limits must comply with the conditions of the relevant access notice or permit. To find out the conditions for:
- NSW permits – contact Special Permits Unit on 1300 656 371
- interstate permits – contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on 1300 696 487.
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|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 must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration.
|Steering failure warning device / sign required|
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met:
- 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.
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||No|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No|
|Rear reflectors or reflective tape||Yes|
|Rear and side reflective tape||No|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes|
All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:
- Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW).
Transport for NSW office use
|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.
|Conditional registration - FARM, PLNT, SVEH|
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UFRM / UPLN / USVE
|Registration usage||PLNT / RDWK / RDWN (if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)|