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.

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'.

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.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will change according to the size and type of vehicle being registered. Further fees may apply for the purchase of registration plates. Fee information is contained in attached fee resource.

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.

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.