3-point roller vehicle registration information

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for 3-point rollers.

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What is a 3-point roller?

A 3-point roller, also known as a static roller or compactor, is used to compact asphalt or sand.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a 3-point roller.


Conditional registration for 3-point rollers

3 point roller

Conditional registration gives you limited road access to perform specific functions.

You must conditionally register a 3-point roller before it is used on public roads and road-related areas.

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.

    Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a 3-point roller.

    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:

    • for NSW permits contact Special Permits Unit on 1300 656 371
    • for interstate permits contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on 1300 696 487.

    Conditions of use

    The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

    Condition Code
    Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
    Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights
    Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
    Vehicle must be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated below) LO99
    Use only within a defined area or construction zone LO5
    Vehicle must not travel more than 5 km between work sites Free text
    Steering failure warning device / sign required
    Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering

    Equipment requirements

    To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.

    Equipment Daylight/floodlit use 24 hour use
    Amber rotating beacon Yes Yes
    Brake and turn lights Yes Yes
    Headlights, tail and number plate lights No Yes
    Rear reflectors No No
    Rear and side reflective tape Yes Yes
    Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
    Horn Yes Yes


    All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:

    Transport for NSW office use

    Code Type Code
    Vehicle shape RWP
    Compulsory Third Party insurance class

    Conditional registration - PLNT

    Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

    Registration usage Not applicable
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