Fertiliser spreader - Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for fertiliser spreaders.

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Conditional registration for fertiliser spreaders

Fertiliser spreader

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 movingSL1
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 worksiteFree text
Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.

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 and 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 shapeFTP

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 / RDWN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM
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