Registration of a Heavy Vehicle - New South Wales


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 consult the Contact Officer for more 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
  • have a nominated configuration code.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees 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.

Act(s) name

Road Transport Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Lodgement process


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.

Additional information

If your heavy vehicle has been damaged and subsequently assessed as a repairable write-off, you are allowed to re-registered it. However, you must:

  • have your vehicle repaired to manufacturer or industry standards by a licensed motor vehicle repairer
  • have the licensed repairer issue a certificate of compliance your vehicle
  • submit your vehicle for re-registration.

For more information please see the resource 'Written-Off Heavy Vehicles'.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

Road Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Road Services

Roads and Maritime Services

Transport for NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059
Mailing address: 20 - 44 Ennis Road
Milsons Point, New South Wales 2061
Phone: 13 22 13
Website: Road Services (Opens in new window)