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A forklift is special motor vehicle type designed principally to lift, carry or stack goods using one or more tines, platens, clamps or other similar attachments.

Driving a forklift on a road

To drive a forklift on a road, you must have a driver licence for the appropriate class and an F (forklift) driver licence endorsement. Your forklift must also be registered and have a warrant of fitness – and it may need an alternative fuel certificate.

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Operating a forklift

To operate a forklift in a workplace that may include a road, you must complete the training to the standard required by Approved Code of Practice for Training Operators and Instructors of Powered Industrial Lift Trucks (Forklifts).

Read the Worksafe's Forklift operator and instructor training factsheet(external link)