Historic Vehicle Registration

Our Club is affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs  and is also a NSW Roads and Maritime (RMS) recognised historic vehicle club.  This allows Club Members an opportunity to avail themselves of the Concessional Registration Scheme for historic vehicles. The scheme is managed by the local Roads and Traffic Authorities. The scheme allows vehicles from NSW and ACT which are more than 30 years of age to be road registered for a minimal fee but with restrictions on usage (3,000 km per year average) and subject to use being recorded in a logbook.

Whilst usage is obviously limited under the scheme, it does allow older vehicles to be maintained in a roadworthy condition and provides an avenue for older vehicles to be driven, enjoyed and displayed at club related outings. 

As a general rule, any Event listed in the ACTMCC Google Events Calendar (see Events) or on our FaceBook page is an orginised and approved club event. 

Members are reminded that it is a condition of use for historic registered vehicles that your vehicle “Log Book” is always up to date and an incomplete “Log Book” could result in the driver being fined for driving an unregistered vehicle!

For ACT historic registered vehicles, a log book entry is required at the commencement and end of each and every journey.  

For NSW historic registered vehicles, no log entry is required for vehicles participating in approved club events. However, all other journeys, for NSW historic registered vehicles (60 Day Trial Scheme), a log entry is required at the start of the first use for the day.  

Club Members wishing to participate in either the ACT or NSW Historic Vehicle Registration Scheme or renew their historic registration, should familiarize themselves with the relevant state traffic authority requirements, as the requirements do change and contact the Club appointed Concessional Registration Registrar and / or the Club appointed NSW Historic Vehicle Inspector.

Continue reading for the latest information, downloads, details on how to access the scheme and updates from the Council of ACT Motor Clubs.

In the ACT, veteran, vintage and historic (VVH) vehicle owners are represented by car clubs, which are affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs.

If you are a member of a club affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs you could be eligible to participate in the concessional registration scheme.

The purpose of the VVH registration is to provide a concessional registration scheme for older vehicles which are used on a limited basis by their owners as a recreation or hobby.

Vehicles are to be maintained in a fit and roadworthy condition and are to be driven on Australian roads in a way consistent with their recreational or hobby status. Such a scheme is paramount in preserving Australia’s automotive history.

To provide the capability there are three main categories of use under this registration scheme being:

  • events organised or approved by clubs affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs;
  • occasional test runs of up to a 40km radius; and,
  • specific occasions not related to club use such as weddings when permission is first obtained from the appropriate club.
Click here to find out more about historic vehicle registration in the ACT.

In NSW, historic vehicles may be registered under the Conditional Registration Scheme. The conditional registration of historic vehicles is referred to as the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS). 

Vehicles are to be maintained in a fit and roadworthy condition and are to be driven on Australian roads in a way consistent with their recreational or hobby status. Such a scheme is paramount in preserving Australia’s automotive history.

Historic vehicles must be as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations except for safety features such as seatbelts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options, if desired.

Historic vehicles can also be used on a road or road related area for:

  • Servicing within a short distance from their place of garaging
  • The inspection of the vehicle.

If a longer journey is necessary, the operator must notify the club and the details recorded by the club in the official minutes or ‘Day Book’.

Click here to find out more about historic vehicle registration in New South Wales.

 

ACTMCC Policy on Allowable Alterations - DRAFT

The attached Policy document is provided here for the information of members.  

The policy, whilst still in Draft, as it has not been formally ratified by the RTA, is what the club has been working to for managing the CRS scheme.

The the document was submitted to the Council of Car Clubs and subsequently to the RTA in 2016. 

The Committee is not aware of any feedback being received on document’s content to the Council of Car Clubs from the RTA.

Download

February 2019 – Update from Council of ACT Motor Clubs

“The NSW RMS has issued new forms for members wishing to originate and renew the registration of their historic or modified historic vehicles. The forms were issued in January this year, with unfortunately little notice to Councils or Clubs.

The change involves the submission of the forms for both categories in that ONLY ORIGINAL COPIES OF THE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. I have attached copies of both new forms and you will note the requirement on the top line.

Whilst this will impact only some members of your clubs, I pass on the advice of Phil Mudie, the President of the NSW Southern Motoring Association; viz RMS has re-printed the 1259 and 1835 forms used to register vehicles on HVS and CVS.

They now state at the top left of both forms that only original stamped and completed documents will be acceptable. 

That has effectively ended the use of scanned and emailed CVS applications. 

All 1835 forms must now be posted to ACMC Ltd. Scanned forms can no longer be emailed. 

For the information of your members.
Cheers,
Registrar, Council of ACT Motor Clubs Inc.”

Click here to view the updated NSW Historic Vehicle Declaration form (Form 1259).

2019 – Management of ACT Concessional Registration Scheme (CRS)

The ACT Council of Motor Clubs has provided the latest copy of the Council By Laws for Club Delegates information. The By Laws include instructions on the Management of the ACT Concessional Registration Scheme (CRS).  

CRS Policy. Please refer to the Download Section above for an extract (Section 9) from the ACT Government’s publication on the operation of the CRS. These guidelines have been developed by the Council to clarify the obligations expected of the owner/driver of a vehicle registered under the ACT Concessional Registration Scheme. In granting the concession, the ACT Road Transport Authority requires the Council to ensure that the spirit of the concession is observed and that a system of self-regulation operates through the clubs affiliated with the Council. These guidelines fulfil part of that requirement.

The purpose or spirit of the concession, granted by the ACT RTA, is to provide a registration scheme that enables older vehicles, which are used on a limited basis by their owners as a recreation or hobby, to be maintained in a fit and roadworthy condition and to be driven on Australian roads in a way consistent with their recreational or hobby status. Such a scheme is paramount in preserving Australia’s automotive heritage.

Please refer to the Download section above for a copy of the By Laws.