Trailer – good carrying oversnow

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

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Conditional registration for snow trailers


Trailer – good carrying (oversnow)

Snow trailers 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 an snow trailer.

You need a Car (Class C) licence to tow a snow trailer.

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 trailers must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:

  • conditional registration – couplings/safety chains must comply with the requirements of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 1
  • full registration – must comply with all requirements of VSB 1.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Daylight / floodlit worksite use onlyTD1
Restricted to designated areas / routesLO3 + free text
Must meet requirements of


Vehicle inspectors bulletin 13 - Over-snow vehicles (PDF 143.4KB)

Equipment requirements

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

EquipmentDaylight/floodlit use
Amber rotating beaconYes
Brake and turn lightsYes
Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lightsYes
Rear reflectorsYes
Rear and side reflective tapeNo
Rear vision mirror(s)No


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 shapeOST
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - TRLR

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - TRLR

Registration usageFARM / PPG
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