Forklift registration and requirements

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for forklifts

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Conditional registration for forklifts


Forklifts 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 forklift.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a forklift.

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.

Vehicle requirements

Forklifts must meet the following vehicle condition to apply for conditional registration:

  • Forklifts which are either fully or conditionally registered for operation at Sydney Markets Flemington must be restricted operate only within the boundaries of Sydney Markets Flemington.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not applicable if vehicle has headlights
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
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):
  • Designated route – restricted to the street adjacent to the vehicle’s worksite area. Specify the name of the street and suburb in free text
  • Designated area – restricted to a designated area, for example Flemington Markets or Sydney Cricket Ground. Specify the name of the designated area and its boundaries in free text.
LO3 + free text
Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
Left-hand drive sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with left-hand drive steering fitted

Equipment requirements

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

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

Conditional registration - SVEH / FARM / PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE / UFRM / UPLN

Registration usage PLNT
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