Dump truck – heavy rigid/articulated

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for heavy dump trucks.

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Conditional registration for heavy dump trucks

Dump truck - heavy rigid

Rigid and articulated heavy dump trucks 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.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a heavy dump truck.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a heavy dump truck.

Vehicle requirements

Heavy dump trucks must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:

  • These vehicles are not eligible for an oversize/overmass permit, and travel under notice Ministerial Exemption (Oversized and Overmass Construction Vehicle) Order 2009.
  • These vehicles must not engage in primary production.
  • These vehicles cannot operate on any culvert or bridge unless approved by the relevant road authority.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Daylight / floodlit worksite use onlyTD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving.SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO7 and LO8 in accordance with LO6)LO99
Operate under Ministerial exemption for construction vehicleLO6
Only to cross a road or road related area between worksitesLO7
Operate under vehicle control plan approved by a roads authorityLO8
Use only within a worksite or construction zoneFree text
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
Steering failure warning device, warning label and Maximum Speed Advisory sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
‘Left-hand drive’ sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with left-hand steering fitted

Equipment requirements

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

  • Red reflective tape can only be used at the rear of the vehicle if rear red reflectors cannot be fitted or are not incorporated into the rear lamps. If clearance lamps are not fitted, overdimension vehicles must be equipped with delineators to indicate vehicle extremities.
  • Occupant restraint for operator/driver must be fitted.
EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beaconYes
Brake and turn lightsYes
Headlights, tail, number plate lightsYes
Rear reflectorsYes
Side reflective tapeYes
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 shapeEWP / RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance classPLNT - non farm
Registration usageNot applicable
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