Road paver/asphalter

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

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What is a road paver?

A road paver, also known as an asphalter, is used to construct asphalt roads.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a road paver.

Conditional registration for road pavers

Road paver asphalter

Road pavers 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 road paver.

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 operate in areas designated in LO5)LO99
Use only within a defined area or construction zoneLO5
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only
Dual control vehicle sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with dual control steering only

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 lightsNo
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lightsNo
Rear reflectorsNo
Rear and 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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