Forestry vehicle: Registration, uses and equipment
Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for forestry vehicles.
See information about vehicle standards to see what standards apply.
Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a forestry vehicle.
Oversize or overmass dimensions
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.
State forest operators
Operators of vehicles involved in the cultivation of timber in NSW state forests are not required to provide an authority to operate in state forests.
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not applicable if vehicle has headlights
|Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can operate in areas designated in L03)||LO99|
|Restricted to designated areas/routes (specify area)||LO3 + 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.
|Amber rotating beacon||No|
|Brake and turn lights||No|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No|
|Rear and side reflective tape||Yes|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||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||
Conditional registration - PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN