Sweeper – compact

Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for soil stabilisers, reclaimers and sweepers.

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Conditional registration for compact sweepers

Sweeper compact

Compact sweepers 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 compact sweeper.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for a compact sweeper.

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

Compact sweepers must meet the following vehicle condition to apply for conditional registration:

  • Only compact street sweepers intended for use in car parks, parks or on footpaths can be registered under conditional registration. Road sweepers built on a truck-based chassis are not eligible for conditional registration.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Not required if vehicle has headlights
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle movingSL1
Slow vehicle sign requiredSL5
Restricted to designated areas / routesLO3 + free text
Not to travel on a road when Clearway conditions applyTD2
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies only for vehicles with hydraulic steering

Equipment requirements

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

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use24 hour use
Amber rotating beaconYesYes
Brake and turn lightsYesYes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lightsNoYes
Rear reflectorsYesYes
Rear and side reflective tapeNoNo
Rear vision mirror(s)YesYes


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 shapeINP
Compulsory Third Party insurance classConditional registration - PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN
Registration usagePLNT
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