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

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Conditional registration for tractors

 
Tractor

 

Conditional registration gives you limited road access to perform specific functions.

You cannot get conditional registration if a vehicle complying with the Australian Design Rules can be used to perform the same function. See information about vehicle standards to check what standards apply.

Find out how to apply for conditional registration for your tractor.

To drive a tractor, you must hold a Car (Class C) licence.

Oversize or overmass dimensions

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.

Acceptable uses for tractors

Acceptable ways of using a tractor include (but are not limited to):

  • farming
  • farming contracting
  • roadside mowing
  • road and earthworks
  • beach cleaning
  • shopping trolley collection.

Conditions of use

The following minimum conditions apply to conditional registration.

Condition Code
Daylight / floodlit worksite use only
Note: Not required if vehicle has headlights, tail, number plate and clearance lights
TD1
Flashing amber beacon required and used when vehicle moving SL1

Use only the shortest suitable route between depots and worksites

Note: Only applies for Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT, UPLN

GO5

Restricted to designated areas / routes

Note: Farming contractors are not required to have a mandatory distance limitation imposed on the registration. Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT and UPLN must be applied.

Note: Only applies for Compulsory Third Party insurance class: PLNT, UPLN. The area / routes must be specified in

Application for Conditional Registration (PDF, 372.68 KB) , agreed by Transport for NSW, and recorded as a Special Condition.
LO3 and Special Condition

Farming purposes only

Note: Only applies to Compulsory Third Party insurance class: FARM. 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)
GO93
Overmass – route specific
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
OS1
Oversize – route specific
Note: Only applies when advised by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
OS2
Steering failure warning device / sign required
Note: Applies only for vehicles with hydraulic steering. The maximum speed 45 km/h advisory sign is required where practicable.
SL99
Restricted to a maximum speed of 45 km/h
Note: Only applies to vehicles with hydraulic steering.
SP45

Equipment requirements

Lighting

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

Exemptions

Tractors manufactured before 21 October 1994 are exempt from the required equipment.

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 Yes Yes
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes

Transport for NSW office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape TRP, TRT for pre-21 October 1994
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Note: 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) .
Conditional registration - FARM / PLNT
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - UFRM / UPLN
Registration usage PPG, PPGN for over 4.5t GVM, PLNT
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