Golf buggy – Lord Howe Island

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for golf buggies on Lord Howe Island.

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Conditional registration for golf buggies

Golf buggy conditional registration

Golf buggies on Lord Howe Island 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 golf buggy.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a golf buggy.

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

Golf buggies on Lord Howe Island must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:

  • Lights: Head lights (low-beam with optional high-beam), direction indicators front and rear, hazard lights, front and rear reflectors, tail lights, brake lights, registration plate light, and reversing lights.
  • Windscreen: Automotive grade glass and windscreen wipers.
  • Brakes: 4-wheel brake system, with independent emergency brake (hand brake) that comply with the braking performance from the NSW Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation, Schedule 2. The emergency brake must not rely on electromechanical braking and should disengage the drive of the vehicle when applied.
  • Restraints: 3-point lap-sash seatbelts and anchorages for all seating positions complying with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for MA category vehicles, and child restraint anchorages in at least half of the forward-facing seating positions complying with Australian Design Rule 34 and Australian Design Rule 3 for MA category vehicles.
  • Roll Over Protection: Required over all seating positions and that complies with Vehicle Standards Bulletin 14 or Australian Standard 2294.
  • Headrests: Required on all seating positions.
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) complying with UNECE performance requirements, or a similar device that gives the same safety effect and a sound level of 55dB.
  • Instrument cluster showing speed, indicator operation, and high-beam operation if fitted.
  • Unique keys that are required to drive the vehicle.
  • Automotive grade pneumatic tyres.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving on a road or road-related areaSL1
Restricted to designated areas/routes (specify area)LO3 + free text
Vehicle can only be used on Lord Howe Islandfree text
Speed limitedSP20

Equipment requirements

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

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon – only on road or road-related areasYesYes
Brake and turn lightsYesYes
Headlights, tail and number plate lightsNoYes
Rear reflectorsYesYes
Rear and side reflective tapeNoNo
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 shapeGB
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - SVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE

Registration usageNot applicable
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