Backhoe loaders 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 a backhoe loader.
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.
Conditions of use
The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.
|Daylight / floodlit worksite use only (omitted if vehicle is fitted with 24 hour equipment requirements)||TD1|
|Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving||SL1|
|Use only the shortest suitable route between depots and worksites OR||GO5|
|Restricted to designates areas / routes OR||LO3 + free text|
|Farming purposes only (if CTP class is FARM)||GO93|
|Must travel in most compact safe forms and provide maximum visibility for driver||Free text|
|If hydraulic steering fitted, steering failure warning device / sign required||SL99|
To receive conditional registration you must ensure that the following equipment requirements are met.
|Equipment||Daylight/floodlit use||24 hour use|
|Amber rotating beacon||Yes||Yes|
|Brake and turn lights||Yes||Yes|
|Headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights||No||Yes|
|Rear reflectors or rear reflective tape||Yes||Yes|
|Side reflectors or side reflective tape||No||Yes|
|Rear vision mirror(s)||Yes||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 / EQP / LLP / RWP|
|Compulsory Third Party insurance class||Conditional registration: PLNT / SVEH / FARM|
|For FARM/UFRM, a Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession (PDF, 292.37 KB) is required.||Unregistered vehicle permit - USVE / UPLN / UFRM|
|Registration usage||RDWK (RDWN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM) PAST / PLNT / PPG (PPGN if NRTC vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM)|