Line marker buggy: Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for line marker buggies.

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What is a line marker buggy?

A line marker buggy is used to mark lines on roads and road-related areas.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a line marker buggy.

Conditional registration for line marker buggies

Line marker buggy

Line marker buggies 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.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a line marker buggy.

Vehicle requirements

Line marker buggies must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration.

  • 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.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO5) LO99
Use only within a defined area where a traffic control plan applies LO5
Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicles with hydraulic steering fitted
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h
Note: Applies only to vehicles with hydraulic steering fitted
‘Left-hand drive’ or ‘Dual Control’ sign required depending on construction
Note: Applies only where left-hand drive or dual control steering controls 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 lights No
Rear reflectors or reflective tape Yes
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 RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usage Not applicable
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