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Published Date 01 May 2014

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

 

VICTORIA HEAVY VEHICLE STANDARDS (AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES) EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

 

1.       The purpose of this notice is to exempt agricultural vehicles and special purpose vehicles that are heavy vehicles from compliance with the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (the National Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

 

2.       This notice is made under section 61 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as in force in each participating jurisdiction.

 

Title

 

3.       This notice may be cited as the Victoria Heavy Vehicle Standards (Agricultural Vehicles and Special Purpose Vehicles) Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Commencement

 

4.                   This notice commences on the date of publication in the Commonwealth Government Gazette

 

Expiry

 

5.                   This notice expires five years after its commencement.

 

Definitions

 

6.                   Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meanings as in the HVNL or regulations made under the HVNL.

 

7.                   In this notice—

 

agricultural implement means a vehicle without its own automotive power, built to perform agricultural tasks, and includes an agricultural trailer.

 

Examples—

        Example text

        auger

        conveyor

        field bin

        harvester front

        irrigating equipment or machinery

 

agricultural machine means a vehicle with its own automotive power, built to perform agricultural tasks.

 

Agricultural vehicle means an agricultural implement or agricultural machine.

 

special purpose vehicle means—

a motor vehicle or trailer, other than an agricultural vehicle, that is:

(a)    built, or has been modified, to operate primarily as a machine or implement off-road, on a road-related area, or on an area of road that is under construction.

Examples include)— backhoe, bulldozer, excavator, forklift, front-end loader, grader

 

Application

 

8.       This notice applies to a heavy vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle or a special purpose vehicle that does not comply with the National Regulation and requires conditional registration for limited road use. 

9.       This notice applies in Victoria.

 

Exemption from Prescribed Vehicle Standards

 

10.   A heavy vehicle described in clause 8 is exempted from the standards in Schedule 2 of the National Regulation listed below—

·         Section 11 - Horns, alarms etc.

·         Section 12 – Rear vision mirrors

·         Part 6,Division 3 – Headlights

·         Part 6, Division 4 – Parking lights

·         Part 6, Division 6 – Tail-lights

·         Part 6, Division 7 – Number plate lights

·         Part 6, Division 8 – Clearance lights

·         Part 6, Division 9 – Side marker lights

·         Part 6, Division 15 – Reflectors

·         Part 6, Division 17 – Other lights, reflectors, rear marking plates or signals

·         Section 88– What braking system a heavy motor vehicle must have

·         Section 94 – Crank case gases

·         Part 8, Division 2 – Exhaust systems

 

Conditions

 

11.   Use of the vehicle is restricted to the mass and dimension limits and routes and areas of operation specified in the Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Note— The use of the vehicle on a road outside the mass and dimension limits and routes and areas of operation specified in the Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) is subject to obtaining a specific approval for access from the NHVR.

 

12.   A vehicle must comply with the conditional registration conditions applying to the vehicle listed in Appendix 1 (Victoria Conditional Registration Levels) of this Notice.

 

Note Appendix 1 – The Victoria Conditional Registration Levels, as issued by VicRoads, set the conditional registration conditions that apply to types of vehicles in Victoria for the conditional registration of agricultural and special purpose vehicles. The conditions applicable to an individual vehicle are specified in a Certificate of Approved Operations issued by VicRoads. 

 

13.               A Certificate of Approved Operations issued by VicRoads is to be carried in the vehicle at all times.

 

Declaration

I, Melinda Bailey, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt the heavy vehicles specified in this Notice from the stated requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation to the extent and on the conditions specified in this notice.

 

Dated 30 April 2014

 

 

 

 

Melinda Bailey

A/ Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

Appendix 1 – Victoria Conditional Registration Levels

 

Definitions

 

Alpine area is any area declared to be an Alpine resort under Part IV of the Alpine Resort Act 1983 (Vic) or added as an area declared to be an Alpine resort.

 

A Roads have a similar role to M roads. They are generally two lane undivided roads with good linemarking and delineation, sealed shoulders and reasonable overtaking opportunities.

 

ADR means Australian Design Rules.

 

B Roads provide the major link between regions not served by A roads, and are highly significant tourist roads. They are generally two lane undivided roads with good linemarking and delineation.

 

C Roads provide important links between Victoria's rural towns, and are generally two lane sealed undivided roads. 

 

Conditional registration is a type of registration for a vehicle which does not meet vehicle standards for registration.

 

Carriageway means the part of a road developed for the passage of vehicular traffic.

 

M Roads provide the primary road links that connect Melbourne and the major provincial centres. They are the highest quality divided roads with generally four lanes, good linemarking, delineation, and sealed shoulders.

 

Roadside means land within the boundaries of a road other than the carriageway or shoulder.

 

Road means—

(a)    an area that is open to or used by the public and is developed for, or has as one of its main uses, the driving or riding of motor vehicles; or

(b)   a place that is a road by virtue of a declaration under Section (3)(2)(a) of the Road Safety Act 1986  but does not include a place that is not a road by virtue of a declaration under Section (3)(2)(a) of the Road Safety Act 1986.

 

Road related area means—

(a)    an area that divides a road, or

(b)   a footpath or nature strip adjacent to a road, or

(c)    an area that is open to the public and is designated for use by cyclists or animals, or

(d)   an area that is not a road and that is open to or used by the public for driving, riding or parking motor vehicles, or

(e)   a place that is a road related area by virtue of a declaration under Section (3)(2)(a) of the Road Safety Act 1986 - but does not include a place that is not a road related area by virtue of a declaration under Section (3)(2)(a) of the Road Safety Act 1986.

 

Shoulder means the part of the road adjoining the carriageway that is open to or used by the public for driving, riding or parking motor vehicles.

 

Statewide Route Numbering Scheme exists on Victoria's rural arterial road network. Route numbers are prefixed with one of the letters M, A, B, C to advise drivers of the function and standard of the road ahead.

 

Work-site is a defined area where works are carried out at which the vehicle is used.

 

Note —The conditions of use shown below do not affect, limit or remove the vehicle operator’s obligation to comply with other legislative requirements or rules when using a vehicle on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

 

LEVEL 1 CONDITIONS

Application

Armoured vehicles, bulk bins, car carriers, concrete mixers, motorised wheel chairs, container carriers,  eductors, fire units, feed mixers, horse float, log frames, mobile billboards, pole erectors, shunters,  skeleton trucks, skip carriers, truck based sprayers, stock trucks, timber jinkers  and travel towers.

 

Equipment requirements

E1. The vehicles must be fitted with indicators, head, tail, number plate and brake lights, horn, mirror and windscreen wipers (if fitted with a windscreen) that meet the standards for registration applicable to the year of manufacture of the vehicle.  

 

E2. Flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

E7. The vehicle wheels or tracks must be fitted with rubber tyres or track shoes that are at least 25 mm thick.

 

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

Conditions of use

 

General restrictions

 

G1.  The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use. Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G5. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating when the vehicle is performing its design function including whilst the vehicle is stationary.

 

G13. If the vehicle is a dual control vehicle or left hand drive, the words "LEFT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE" or "DUAL CONTROL VEHICLE" (as appropriate) must be displayed clearly on the rear of the vehicle, in letters at least 75 mm high and in clear contrast with the background.

 

G14. When not actually performing its design function, a dual control vehicle must be driven from the right-hand position.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

Nil

 

Speed restrictions

Nil - posted speed limits apply unless otherwise specified in the Road Safety Road Rules (2009).

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

Usage restrictions

 

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled. 

 

 

LEVEL 2 CONDITIONS

Application

Truck based amusement vehicles, concrete pumps, flushers, garbage units, graders, ladder trucks, mobile platforms, mobile studios, mobile grandstands, rigid amusement, super spreaders, street sweepers, winches and workshop units.

 

Equipment requirements

 

E1. The vehicles must be fitted with indicators, head, tail, number plate and brake lights, horn, mirror and windscreen wipers (if fitted with a windscreen) that meet the standards for registration applicable to the year of manufacture of the vehicle.  

 

E2. Flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

E7. The vehicle wheels or tracks must be fitted with rubber tyres or track shoes that are at least 25 mm thick.

 

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

 

 

 

Conditions of use

 

General restrictions

G1. The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use. Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G5. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating when the vehicle is performing its design function including whilst the vehicle is stationary.

 

G10. When the vehicle is being used or left standing on a Road or Road Related Area, any dangerous protrusions on the vehicle must be covered to minimise the risk of injury.

 

G13. If the vehicle is a dual control vehicle or left hand drive, the words "LEFT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE" or "DUAL CONTROL VEHICLE" (as appropriate) must be displayed clearly on the rear of the vehicle, in letters at least 75 mm high and in clear contrast with the background.

 

G14. When not actually performing its design function, a dual control vehicle must be driven from the right-hand position.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

Nil

 

Speed restrictions

Nil - posted speed limits apply unless otherwise specified in the Road Safety Road Rules (2009) (Vic).

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

 

 

 

Usage restrictions

 

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled.

 

 

LEVEL 3 CONDITIONS

Application

Tractors, back hoes, wheeled excavators, forklifts, backhoes, line markers, loaders, snow mobiles and truck based snow ploughs

 

Equipment requirements

 

E1. The vehicles must be fitted with indicators, head, tail, number plate and brake lights, horn, mirror and windscreen wipers (if fitted with a windscreen) that meet the standards for registration applicable to the year of manufacture of the vehicle.

 

E2. Flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

E7. The vehicle wheels or tracks must be fitted with rubber tyres or track shoes that are at least 25 mm thick.

 

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

Conditions of use

 

General restrictions

 

G1. The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use. Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G5. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating when the vehicle is performing its design function including whilst the vehicle is stationary.

 

G10. When the vehicle is being used or left standing on a Road or Road Related Area, any dangerous protrusions on the vehicle must be covered to minimise the risk of injury.

 

G11. A side facing yellow light fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G12. A rear facing red lamp fitted to the rear most extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G13.  If the vehicle is a dual control vehicle or left hand drive, the words "LEFT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE" or "DUAL CONTROL VEHICLE" (as appropriate) must be displayed clearly on the rear of the vehicle, in letters at least 75 mm high and in clear contrast with the background.

 

G14. When not actually performing its design function, a dual control vehicle must be driven from the right-hand position.

 

G15. If the vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle, an adult observer must travel in the right-hand front seating position to assist the driver in observing the road ahead and to the right of the vehicle.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

A15. If the vehicle is to be used in an Alpine area, the operator must obtain written approval for use of the vehicle by the Alpine managing authority.

 

Speed restrictions

Nil - posted speed limits apply unless otherwise specified in the Road Safety Road Rules (2009).

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

Usage restrictions

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled. 

 

 

LEVEL 4 CONDITIONS

Application

Amphibious vehicles, buggies and special work vehicles

 

Equipment requirements

E1. The vehicles must be fitted with indicators, head, tail, number plate and brake lights, horn, mirror and windscreen wipers (if fitted with a windscreen) that meet the standards for registration applicable to the year of manufacture of the vehicle.  

 

E3. Elevated flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

 

 

Conditions of use

General restrictions

G1.  The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use.   Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G5. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating when the vehicle is performing its design function including whilst the vehicle is stationary.

 

G9. If the vehicle is steered by handlebar, a protective helmet, of a type approved for motor cycles under the Road Safety Rules 2009, must be worn securely on the head of all vehicle occupants.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

A2. The vehicle may be used on the carriageway or shoulder of an A, B or C road only in the following circumstances—

(a)    Where there is an obstruction preventing travel on the roadside, the vehicle may be driven on the shoulder, but only to the extent necessary to avoid the obstruction

(b)   Where there is an obstruction preventing travel on the roadside or shoulder, the vehicle may be driven on the carriageway, but only to the extent necessary avoid the obstruction

(c)    Where it is necessary to do so to cross a railway line, bridge, ford or causeway

(d)   Where it is necessary to do so to cross a highway by the shortest possible route (provided that crossing the highway is not across double or continuous single barrier lines or within 25 metres of an intersection)

(e)   Where the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded from a transport vehicle

(f)     Where the vehicle is travelling between worksites or between a worksite and the vehicle's garaged address, and the travel is for a distance that does not exceed 1 kilometre on roads that are subject to a speed limit of 60km/h or less.

 

A3. The vehicle must not be used on the carriageway of an A, B or C road where there are double or continuous single barrier lines at the location of the vehicle’s operation, except to the extent necessary to cross a railway line, bridge, ford or causeway.

 

A4. The vehicle may be used to carry out works on a road only if—

(a)    the vehicle is floated to and from the worksite, except as provided by clause A2(f), and

(b)   the vehicle is only driven on the road to carry out the works or to travel between the worksite and the transport vehicle, and

(c)    either the road on which the works are carried out has a speed limit of 60 km/h or less, or there are traffic control measures in place.

 

A5. The vehicle—

(a)    must not be used on the carriageway or shoulder of any M road

(b)    must not be used on the carriageway or shoulder of any A, B or C road except as set out in clauses A2, A3 and A4

(c)     may be used on the carriageway or shoulder of any road that is not an M, A, B or C road.

 

A6. A vehicle may be used on a road that is within the boundaries of land owned, occupied or managed by—

(a)    the registered operator of the vehicle, or

(b)   an organisation to which the registered operator is a contracted service provider provided that the road—

                    (i) has a speed limit of 60km/h or less, and

                    (ii) is not able to be used as a public thoroughfare through the land.

 

Speed restrictions

S2. The vehicle must not be driven at a speed in excess of 30 km/h.

 

Towing restrictions

T1. The vehicle must not tow another motor vehicle or trailer.

 

Usage restrictions

 

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled.

 

 

LEVEL 5 CONDITIONS

Application

Cranes, motorised trolleys, some machinery, mowers and machine based snow ploughs. Generally not constructed as load carrying vehicles.

 

Equipment requirements

E1. The vehicles must be fitted with indicators, head, tail, number plate and brake lights, horn, mirror and windscreen wipers (if fitted with a windscreen) that meet the standards for registration applicable to the year of manufacture of the vehicle.  

 

E2. Flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

E4. A side-facing yellow lamp must be fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle.

 

E5. A rear-facing red lamp must be fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle.

 

E7. The vehicle wheels or tracks must be fitted with rubber tyres or track shoes that are at least 25 mm thick.

 

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

Conditions of use

General restrictions

G1. The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use. Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G4. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating at all times the vehicle is used on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G10. When the vehicle is being used or left standing on a Road or Road Related Area, any dangerous protrusions on the vehicle must be covered to minimise the risk of injury.

 

G11. A side facing yellow light fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G12. A rear facing red lamp fitted to the rear most extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G13.  If the vehicle is a dual control vehicle or left hand drive, the words "LEFT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE" or "DUAL CONTROL VEHICLE" (as appropriate) must be displayed clearly on the rear of the vehicle, in letters at least 75 mm high and in clear contrast with the background.

 

G14. When not actually performing its design function, a dual control vehicle must be driven from the right-hand position.

 

G15. If the vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle, an adult observer must travel in the right-hand front seating position to assist the driver in observing the road ahead and to the right of the vehicle.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

A9. The vehicle must not be left standing on the paved part of a road.

A15. If the vehicle is to be used in an Alpine area, the operator must obtain written approval for use of the vehicle by the Alpine managing authority.

 

Speed restrictions

S3. On a highway, the speed of the vehicle must not exceed 60 km/h. Where signs indicate a speed restriction of less than 60 km/h, the vehicle must be driven at 10 km/h below the indicated speed.

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

Usage restrictions

 

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled. 

 

 

LEVEL 6 CONDITIONS

Application

Ditchers, tracked bull dozers, large dump trucks. Generally used for off road purposes.

Equipment requirements

 

Equipment requirements

E2. Flashing or rotating yellow lights must be fitted.

 

E4. A side-facing yellow lamp must be fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle.

 

E5. A rear-facing red lamp must be fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle.

 

E7. The vehicle wheels or tracks must be fitted with rubber tyres or track shoes that are at least 25 mm thick.

 

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

Conditions of use

General restrictions

G1.  The vehicle may only be used on a road for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which it is conditionally registered, or for the purpose of travelling to and from sites for the purpose of carrying out the activity for which the vehicle is conditionally registered.

 

G2. A copy of the Certificate of Approved Operations must be carried in the vehicle or, in the case of motorcycles or trailers by the vehicle operator at all times the conditionally registered vehicle is in use. Any signs, labels etc. required by VicRoads to indicate that the vehicle is conditionally registered must be displayed.

 

G3. The operator of the vehicle must—

(a)    properly and fully assess the risks of using the vehicle in the area in which the vehicle is intended to be used (including any public roads on which the vehicle is permitted to be used), and

(b)   ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that the vehicle is used in a safe manner having regard to the conditions (including the road, weather and traffic conditions) prevailing in the area of use, and

(c)    ensure that all persons who are permitted to use the vehicle are given proper instruction and training in the use of the vehicle in the area of use, and

(d)   ensure that that vehicle is driven by a person who holds the appropriate licence.

 

G4. The vehicle must have a flashing or rotating yellow light operating at all times the vehicle is used on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G10. When the vehicle is being used or left standing on a Road or Road Related Area, any dangerous protrusions on the vehicle must be covered to minimise the risk of injury.

 

G11. A side facing yellow light fitted to the rearmost extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G12. A rear facing red lamp fitted to the rear most extremity of the vehicle must be lit between sunset and sunrise when the vehicle is parked on a Road or Road Related Area.

 

G13.  If the vehicle is a dual control vehicle or left hand drive, the words "LEFT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE" or "DUAL CONTROL VEHICLE" (as appropriate) must be displayed clearly on the rear of the vehicle, in letters at least 75 mm high and in clear contrast with the background.

 

G14. When not actually performing its design function, a dual control vehicle must be driven from the right-hand position.

 

G15. If the vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle, an adult observer must travel in the right-hand front seating position to assist the driver in observing the road ahead and to the right of the vehicle.

 

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

A1. The vehicle must not travel on a road, whether sealed or unsealed, except—

                    where it is impracticable not to do so, or

                    to cross a railway line, bridge, ford or causeway, or

                    to cross a road by the shortest convenient route, or

                    to perform the special function for which it was designed.

 

A8. The vehicle must not travel on a Road or Road Related Area in a built-up area.

 

A9. The vehicle must not be left standing on the paved part of a road.

 

A10. The vehicle must be transported to and from work sites.

 

A15. If the vehicle is to be used in an Alpine area, the operator must obtain written approval for use of the vehicle by the Alpine managing authority.

 

Speed restrictions

Nil - posted speed limits apply unless otherwise specified in the Road Safety Road Rules (2009) (Vic).

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

Usage restrictions

 

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed or when the registration is cancelled.

 

 

LEVEL 7 CONDITIONS

Application

Vehicles not intended to be used on a road such as a backhoe, excavator, forklift, hoe, mower, scoop, shunter, super spreader, stabiliser and traction engine

 

Equipment requirements

E9. The vehicle must have an effective braking system including provision for parked braking.

 

Conditions of use

General restrictions

G16. These conditions of use supersede any conditions of use that may have been previously issued to the vehicle and expire upon the issue of new conditions of use.

 

Access restrictions

A9. The vehicle must not be left standing on the paved part of a road.

 

A10. The vehicle must be transported to and from work sites.

 

A16. Vehicle must only be operated on unsealed road related areas.

 

A17. If vehicle is not fitted with headlights use of the vehicle is restricted to the hours falling between sunrise and sunset

 

Speed restrictions

Nil - posted speed limits apply unless otherwise specified in the Road Safety Road Rules (2009).

 

Towing restrictions

T2. The towing vehicle must have brakes on all wheels.

 

Usage restrictions

U5. These conditions will apply to the use of the vehicle regardless of the vehicle operator. The conditions will only cease to apply when the existing conditions have been varied or new conditions of use are imposed s or when the registration is cancelled.