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Snow fuel-gas trailer

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

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What is a snow fuel trailer?

A tracked snow fuel or LPG trailer transports essential energy supplies to areas where snow makes it hazardous to use a normal fuel tanker.

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

Conditional registration for snow fuel trailers

Snow fuel gas trailer
 

 

Snow fuel 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 a snow fuel 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.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Condition Code
Only to operate in the area authorised by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service OL99
Vehicle to be floated from site to site LO99
Transport for NSW inspection required GO90
Must meet requirements of Vehicle inspectors bulletin 13 - Over-snow vehicles (PDF, 143.4 KB) GO91
Couplings/safety chains must comply with the requirements of Australian Design Rule 62 – Mechanical Connections Between Vehicles GO88
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1

Equipment requirements

  • Couplings/safety chains must comply with the requirements of Australian Design Rule 62 – Mechanical Connections Between Vehicles
  • All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles or Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW) for heavy vehicles.
Equipment 24 Hour use
Amber rotating beacon Yes
Brake lights Yes
Tail and clearance lights Yes
Rear reflectors Yes
Side reflective tape Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) No
Horn No

Lighting

All lighting must be fitted as near as possible to the position specified in Schedule 2 of:

Transport for NSW office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape OSB
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - MVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - N/A

Registration usage Not applicable
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