Wheeled excavator: Registration, uses and equipment
Find out about conditional registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for wheeled excavators.
Wheeled excavators 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 excavator.
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.
Wheeled excavators must meet all the following vehicle conditions to apply for conditional registration:
- These vehicles must travel in their most compact form.
- Overdimension vehicles require an overdimension permit and must comply with permit conditions.
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only||TD1|
|Flashing amber beacon required and must be used when vehicle moving.||SL1|
|Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in L03, L05, G05 or G093)||LO99|
|Restricted to designated areas/routes (specify area)||LO3 + free text|
|OR use only within a defined road construction zone where a traffic control plan applies (only applies if shape code RWP)||LO5|
|OR Use only for farming purposes||GO93|
|Use only by the shortest suitable route between depots and worksites||GO5|
|Must travel in most compact form to minimise dimensions and to provide maximum visibility for driver||Free text|
|Must not travel more than 5km between each site (applies only with either L03 or L05)||Free text|
|Overmass permit (route specific) – if applicable||OM3|
|Oversize permit (general) – if applicable||OS1|
|OR oversize permit (route specific) – if applicable||OS2|
|Restricted to a maximum speed of 45km/h||SP45|
|Steering failure warning device/sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||Yes|
|Headlights, tail, number plate lights||No|
|Rear reflectors or reflective tape||Yes|
|Side reflective tape||No|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes|
All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:
- Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
- Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW).
Transport for NSW office use
|Vehicle shape||AGP / EWP / LLP / RWP|
Compulsory Third Party insurance class
Note: If FARM or UFRM, aDeclaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF 304.91KB) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF 373.69KB) .
|Conditional registration - PLNT / FARM
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN / UFRM
|PLNT or RDWK (RDWN if vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM) or PPG (PPGN if vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)|