Mini crawler crane - tracked

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for mini crawler cranes.

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What is a mini crawler crane?

A tracked mini crawler crane is used on construction sites with limited space and uneven terrain.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a mini crawler crane.

Conditional registration for mini crawler cranes

Mini crawler cranes 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 mini crawler crane.

Mini crawler crane (tracked)

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.

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 LO3) LO99
Restricted to designated areas / routes LO3 + free text
Spotter required when crane is travelling on worksite Free text
Crane to travel in most compact form Free text
Use only within a defined area or construction zone LO5
Steering failure warning device, warning sign and Maximum Speed Advisory sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicles with hydraulic 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 No
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors or reflective tap Yes
Side reflective tape No
Rear vision mirror (fitted on left hand side) 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 LLP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usage Not applicable
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