Snow groomer/plough/freight vehicle

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for snow groomers, ploughs and freight vehicles.

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Conditional registration for snow vehicles

Snow groomers, snow ploughs and snow freight vehicles 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.

Snow groomer - plough - freight vehicle

See information about vehicle standards to see what standards apply.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to drive a snow groomer, plough or freight vehicle.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a snow groomers, plough or freight vehicle.

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.

Vehicle requirements

Snow groomers and snow ploughs are exempt from the requirement to fit brake and turn lights.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Only to operate in the area authorised by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife ServiceOL99
Vehicle to be floated from site to siteLO99
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle movingSL1
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies only to vehicle with hydraulic steering

Equipment requirements

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

Equipment24 Hour use
Amber rotating beaconYes
Brake and turn lightsYes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lightsYes
Rear reflectorsYes
Side reflective tapeYes
Rear vision mirror(s)Yes
Reversing alarmYes


Snow groomers and snow ploughs are exempt from the requirement to fit brake and turn lights.


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 shapeOSG
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - PLNT

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN

Registration usageNot applicable
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