Combine harvester: Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for combine harvesters.

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What is a combine harvester?

Combine harvesters, also known as a windrower, are used to harvest agricultural crops. They combine multiple harvesting activities into a single vehicle.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a combine harvester.


Conditional registration for combine harvesters

Combine harvester

Combine harvesters 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 a combine harvester.

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.

Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Use only for farming purposes GO93
Oversize permit (general) OR OS1
Oversize permit (route specific) OS2
If hydraulic steering fitted, steering failure warning device / sign required SL99

Equipment requirements

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

Equipment Daylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake and turn lights See above
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors Yes
Rear and side reflective tape No
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes
Horn 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 AGP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: For FARM/UFRM, section one of the  is required.

Conditional registration - SVEH / PLNT / FARM

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN / USVE / UFRM

Registration usage PLNT / PPG (PPGN if NRTC vehicle
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