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.

Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle movingSL1
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 zoneLO5
Vehicle must not travel more than 5 km between work sitesFree 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.

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use24 hour use
Amber rotating beaconYesYes
Brake and turn lightsYesYes
Headlights, tail and number plate lightsNoYes
Rear reflectorsNoNo
Rear and side reflective tapeYesYes
Rear vision mirror(s)YesYes


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

Transport for NSW office use

Code TypeCode
Vehicle shapeRWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usageNot applicable
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