Snow argo

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


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What is a snow argo?

A snow Argo is an all-terrain vehicle with tracks. Designed for off-road snow transport, snow Argos are used to carry people and goods or to tow heavy items.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a snow Argo.

Conditional registration for snow argos

Snow argo

Snow argos 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 snow argos.

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
Only to operate in the area authorised by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service OL99
Vehicle to be floated from site to site LO99
Transport for NSW inspection required GO90
Must meet requirements of Vehicle inspectors bulletin 13 - Over-snow vehicles (PDF 143.4KB) GO91
Not to exceed manufacturer’s seating capacity GO89
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1

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 No
Headlights, tail and number plate lights Yes
Rear reflectors Yes
Side reflective tape No
Rear vision mirror(s) No
Horn Yes
Seating capacity displayed Yes
Passenger handles 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 OSA
Compulsory Third Party insurance class MVEH
Registration usage Not applicable
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