Road compactor ‒ pneumatic multi-tyred roller

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for pneumatic multi-tyred rollers.

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What is a pneumatic multi-tyred roller?

A pneumatic multi-wheeled roller is a type of road compactor that uses pneumatic tyres to compact soil before road work or construction.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a multi-tyred roller.

Conditional registration for pneumatic multi-tyred rollers

Road compactor - pnuematic multi-tyred roller

Pneumatic multi-tyred rollers 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 pneumatic multi-tyred roller.

Vehicle requirements

Pneumatic multi-tyred rollers must meet the following vehicle condition to apply for conditional registration:

  • Overdimension vehicles require an overdimension permit and must comply with permit conditions.

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.

Daylight / floodlit worksite use onlyTD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle movingSL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO5 or GO5)LO99
Use only within a defined area or construction zoneLO5
Use only by shortest suitable route between depots and worksitesGO5
Vehicle must not travel more than 5km between depots and worksitesFree text
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
Dual control vehicle 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.

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beaconYes
Brake and turn lightsYes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lightsNo
Rear reflectors or reflective tapeNo
Side reflective tapeYes
Rear vision mirror(s)Yes


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 shapeRWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usageRDWK / RDWN if vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM
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