All-terrain platform

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for all-terrain platforms.

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What is an all-terrain platform?

An all-terrain platform is used to access high locations while on uneven ground.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive an all-terrain platform.

Conditional registration for all-terrain platforms

All terrain platform

All-terrain platforms 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.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for an all-terrain platform.

Vehicle requirements

All-terrain platforms must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:

  • Vehicles must travel with the boom lowered in accordance with the manufacture’s specification and the boom must be in line with the direction of travel.
  • Documented risk assessment must be carried out by the employer or their delegate.

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
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle movingSL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can operate in areas designated in LO5)LO99
Use only within a defined area road construction zone where a traffic control plan appliesLO5
Audible warning device must sound at all times when vehicle movingFree text
Not to be operated on a sealed road if carrying any loadFree text
Restricted to a maximum speed of 6 km/hFree text
Overmass permit (route specific)
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Oversize permit (general)
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Oversize permit (route specific)
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Steering failure warning device, sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering. The maximum speed 6 km/h advisory sign is required where practicable.

Equipment requirements

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

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beaconYes
Brake and turn lightsYes
Headlights, tail and number plate lightsNo
Rear reflectors or reflective tapeYes
Side reflective tapeNo
Rear vision mirror(s)Yes


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 shapeFLP or LLP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, a must be presented with the  .

Conditional registration - PLNT / FARM

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN / UFRM

Registration usagePLNT
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