"Do I need to register my forklift?"
This is a question we get asked regularly and is one of those questions that can be difficult for us to answer due to the guidelines provided by the Queensland Government. Below we have written an example and hope it will help to clear up any confusion surrounding forklift registration. Example - Joe at Joe's Heavy Lifting has recently purchased a forklift for use at his warehouse but is unsure of whether or not it should be registered. The forklift will not be driving on roads, but will be unloading trucks on his private property out the front of the warehouse.Does he need to register his forklift?
According to the Queensland law of Conditional Registration Joe's forklift may not need to be registered as it is only being used on a private property. The Queensland law states that a forklift only needs to be registered if it is being used on a road. The definition of a road under the Queensland law is as follows;
- Railway Crossings
- Shopping Centre car parks
- Road related areas, such as foot paths and nature strips
- Areas open to the public, for use as roads
Below is a picture of Joe's property. Do you think his forklift should be registered?