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.
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.
|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):
||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
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||Yes|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No|
|Rear and side reflective tape||No|
|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 - SVEH / FARM / PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE / UFRM / UPLN