Self-propelled broom: Registration, uses and equipment

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for self-propelled brooms.

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Conditional registration for self-propelled brooms

Self propelled broom

Self-propelled brooms 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 self-propelled broom.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a self-propelled broom.

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
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1
Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can operate in areas designated in LO5) LO99
Oversize permit (general), if applicable OS1
OR oversize permit (route specific), if applicable OS2
Use only within a defined road repair area where a traffic control plan applies LO5
Water Tank and Spray Bar to be fitted Free text
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h. Maximum speed advisory sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.

Equipment requirements

To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.

Equipment 24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake and turn lights Yes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights Yes
Rear reflectors or reflective tape Yes
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 RWP
Compulsory Third Party insurance class Conditional registration - PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN
Registration usage Not applicable
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