Registration of a Heavy Vehicle - New South Wales

Service summary

You must register a heavy vehicle before it can be legally driven on public roads in New South Wales. A heavy vehicle is any vehicle or trailer that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) greater than 4.5 tonnes.

Please contact the Agency for further information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Submit the required application forms;
  • Pay the required fee; and
  • Have a nominated configuration code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





Fees vary according to the size and type of vehicle being registered. There may also be other fees relating to purchase of registration plates that will also be applicable. Please refer to the attached document for details.

Other resources



Applicants may be requested to provide further particulars to allow full assessment of proposals under the criteria set out in the regulations. Supporting evidence may also be required by the agency.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Act(s) name

Road Transport Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Operating address:
101 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059


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Supporting information


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