Department of State GrowthTransport

Special Purpose

Special purpose vehicles are constructed primarily for:

  • lifting
  • moving
  • compressing
  • rolling or laying material
  • or the manufacturing or processing of goods.

Requirements for special purpose vehicles:

  • have a primary function not related to the carriage of goods
  • travel between sites for the purpose of carrying out specialised work at the sites.

Examples are motorised cranes and cherry pickers (elevated platform vehicle).

Plates

Special purpose vehicles are recognised by a number plate prefix of WV ****, in red writing on a yellow background. Exception: Fire trucks, which are issued with standard or custom plates.

Work Vehicles 4.5t GVM or less

Vehicles equal to or less than 4.5t do not qualify as a special purpose vehicle. These are to be registered as a normal registration.

You will need to provide

Make a booking for an inspection to assess suitability for special purpose / work vehicle registration through:

Then firstly attend the inspection with the vehicle and then undertake the following through Service Tasmania shops:

  • complete the appropriate application form
  • complete a statutory Declaration form (MR162) that details the purpose/s for which the vehicle will be used
  • provide Proof of Entitlement
  • provide their current Tasmanian photo licence or Full Proof of Identity
  • provide the Heavy Vehicle Classification Report.

You will receive

  • Certificate of Registration
  • WV plate/s - red and yellow.

Payment

You will need to pay the fee.