Beach cleaning machine: Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for beach cleaning machines.

Conditional registration for beach cleaning machines

Beach cleaning machines need to be conditionally registered to be used on public roads and road-related areas.

Beach cleaning machine
Beach cleaning machine


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 beach cleaning machine.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a beach cleaning machine.

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 (omitted if vehicle has headlights)TD1
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 L03)LO99
Restricted to designates areas / routes ORLO3 + free text
If hydraulic steering fitted, steering failure warning device / sign requiredSL99

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, number plate and clearance lightsNoYes
Rear reflectors or reflective tapeYesYes
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 shapeBCP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered vehicle permit - UPLN

Registration usagePLNTS
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