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 your skid steer loader.
To drive a skid steer loader, you'll need a Car (Class C) licence.
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:
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights
|Flashing amber beacon required and must be used when vehicle is moving||SL1|
|Vehicle to be floated from site to site (except that it can travel in areas designated in LO3, LO5 or GO93)||LO99|
|Restricted to designated areas / routes
|LO3 plus free text
|Use only within a defined area road construction zone where a traffic control plan applies
|LO5 (only applies for shape code RWP)
Use only for farming purposesNote: If FARM or UFRM, a Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF, 292.37 KB) must be presented with the Application for Conditional Registration (PDF, 372.68 KB)
|Restricted to a maximum speed of 20 km/h||SP20|
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering. The maximum speed 20 km/h advisory sign is required where practicable.
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Equipment||Daylight / floodlight use|
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||No|
|Headlights, tail and number plate lights||No|
|Clearance lights 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 or EWP or LLP or RWP|
|Compulsory Third Party insurance class||Conditional registration - PLNT / FARM
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UPLN / UFRM
|Registration usage||Not applicable|