What is a road profiler or trimmer?
A road profiler or road trimmer machine is used to remove asphalt and concrete before a new road is constructed.
You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a road profiler or trimmer.
Conditional registration for road profilers
Road profilers 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 profiler.
Oversize vehicle operators
Operators of oversize and overmass vehicles must comply with the conditions of the relevant access notice or permit. 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 only||TD1|
|Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving. Must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle.||SL1|
|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 zone||LO5|
|Steering failure warning device / sign required if fitted with hydraulic steering
Note: Applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering only
|Dual control vehicle sign required
Note: Applies to vehicles with dual control steering only
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||No|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No|
|Rear and side reflective tape||Yes|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes|
All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:
- Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW).
Transport for NSW office use
|Compulsory Third Party insurance class||
Conditional registration - PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN
|Registration usage||RDWK / RDWN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM|