Fertiliser spreader - Registration, uses and equipment
Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for fertiliser spreaders.
Fertiliser spreaders 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 fertiliser spreader.
Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a fertiliser spreader.
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
Not applicable if vehicle has headlights
|Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving||SL1|
|Oversize permit (general)||OS1|
|OR oversize permit (route specific)||OS2|
|Overmass permit (route specific)||OM3|
|May only carry a load on roads dissecting a single worksite||Free text|
|Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Equipment||Daylight/floodlit use||24 hour use|
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||Yes||Yes|
|Headlights, tail and number plate and clearance lights||No||Yes|
|Rear reflectors or reflective tape||Yes||Yes|
|Side reflective tape||Yes||Yes|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes||Yes|
All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:
- Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW).
Transport for NSW office use
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, aDeclaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF 304.91KB) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF 373.69KB) .
Conditional registration - PLNT / FARM
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN / UFRM
|Registration usage||PLNT / RDWN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM|