Forestry vehicle: Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for forestry vehicles.

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What is a forestry vehicle?

A forestry vehicle is any type of vehicle used in the cultivation and harvesting of timber. This includes harvesters or trucks that transport felled timber.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a forestry vehicle.

Conditional registration for forestry vehicles

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.

Forestry vehicle

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.

Condition Code
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.

Equipment requirements

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

Equipment Daylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beacon No
Brake and turn lights No
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors No
Rear and side reflective tape Yes
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

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usage PLNT
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