Mower: Conditional registration, uses and equipment

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

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Conditional registration for mowers


Mowers, including lawn and ride-on mowers, 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 ride-on mower.

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

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

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

  • Lawn mowers weighing less than 250kg used for mowing lawns are exempt from registration.

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
Vehicle must not travel more than 1km between depots and worksites Free text
Steering failure warning device / 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 and number plate and clearance lights No
Rear reflectors or side reflective tape No
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 LWN
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - SVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE

Registration usage PLNT
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