vehicle to be driven on a road (or road related area) in the state of NSW, the
vehicle must be registered, and it is an offence to drive a vehicle which is
not registered on NSW roads. It should also be noted that there are certain
vehicles which are prohibited from being registered in NSW, we will delve into
that later in the article.
person drivers’ licence has been suspended, disqualified, cancelled then that
person cannot and must not drive a ‘’Registerable Vehicle’’ on a Road in
the state of NSW as it is an offence. It
should also be noted that if a person operates an ‘unregistered vehicle’, the
police can issue the person with any of the following which include an
infringement notice or Seizure of the vehicle on the spot and/or seizure of the
number plates of that vehicle on the spot.
which MUST be registered in NSW.
the simplest of terms, a ‘Registerable Vehicle’ is a mode of transport
which uses wheels, and which is assisted and or propelled by a motor and that
motor forms part of the vehicle itself.
are vehicles which are exempt for example pedal-assisted bicycles which has an
electric motor less than 200 watts, motorised wheelchairs for disabled persons,
Pedalecs which comply with the European Standards EN
15194 that have an electric motor and the maximum continuous power output of
the motor does not exceed 250 watts etc. please ensure that you visit this
government website for a more detailed explanation on exempt vehicles: https://www.nsw.gov.au/driving-boating-and-transport/vehicle-registration/unregistered-vehicles/exemptions-from-vehicle-registration
of Prohibited Vehicles?
following vehicles cannot be registered because they are prohibited and as
such, a person will be committing an offence if they use any of the following
vehicles on any public roads or in any public areas including but not limited
to car parks, parks etc. and some examples include:
vehicle which replicates a Segway human transporter is banned in NSW.
bike, petrol engine powered bikes
information on more examples, please be sure to visit the government website
It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can
get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.
of experienced solicitors are there for you and can help you answer all your
questions, so be sure to contact
Nicopoulos Sabbagh Lawyers.
*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 22nd February 2023.
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