CHMC, for over 50 years, has worked closely with the NSW Government's motor transport Departments on all matters related to the operation and registration of historic vehicles. Council monitors State and national transport legislation, regulations and trends that affect our member's vehicles, and responds to ensure that the interests of Affiliated Clubs, their members and their vehicles are not disadvantaged. The CHMC Committee has direct contact with senior TFNSW staff and is actively involved in all discussions on historic vehicle policy, registration, vehicle standards, compliance, etc.
REGISTRATION OPTIONS IN NSW for historic vehicles
- Unconditional (Full) Registration
- Conditional HISTORIC Vehicle Scheme (HVS) Registration for original or restored vehicle 30 years and older
- Conditional CLASSIC Vehicle Scheme (CVS) Registration for significantly modified vehicles 30 years and older requiring professional Certification as defined in NSW VSI 6
- BOTH Conditional HVS & CVS Schemes offer the 60 Day Log Book option.
- The table bottom of this page compares these options
Q. Who can drive a conditionally registered vehicle, e.g. a HVS or CVS registered vehicle?
A. To drive a historic or classic vehicle you need a vehicle licence appropriate to the vehicle type.
Any person who is the holder of the appropriate licence can legally drive a conditionally registered vehicle.
The driver DOES NOT have to be the operator/owner of the vehicle and DOES NOT have to be a member of a recognised historic vehicle club.
This also applies to drivers of vehicles on Log Book use and on Club Runs. The HVS & CVS Log Books are Vehicle Log Books, not Driver log books.
For more information on the 3 options for registration:
- Historic Vehicle Scheme Registration for original or restored historic vehicles (with and without the 60-day Log Book option) - more information on registering and using a Historic Vehicle
- Classic Vehicle Scheme for significantly modified or customised vehicles - more information on registering a modified vehicle with CHMS NSW as the Approved Organisation
- 60-day Log Book system - more information on the NSW 60-day Log Book for historic and classic (modified) vehicles
notes from chmc's registration FORUM, Sept.2022, Ourimbah
Booked-out event with Club members coming from the Illawarra, Northern Rivers, Central Coast, Hunter, New England, Central West and Sydney. Matt Cafe, TFNSW Manager Partnerships, and Steve Richards, NSW Police, discussed conditional registration matters and developments, and answer delegates questions. Council's Liaison Officer to TFNSW, Peter Wright Chaired the Foum. Valuable and accurate information was shared, and some of the furphies that circulate in the hobby, were crushed. Notes from the Forum were circulated to all CHMC Clubs and are downloadable below:
CHMC letter to clubs - HVS and CVS notes from Ourimbah Sept 15 2022.pdf
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HISTORIC AND CLASSIC VEHICLES LOG BOOK & CLUB RUNS FACT SHEET
Developed by TfNSW with CHMC input, this Fact Sheet dispels some of the inaccurate information circulating about to Log Books and Club Runs.
All NSW historic and classic vehicle peak bodies have agreed to its content.
The latest version of the Fact Sheet can be found online at TfNSW
TFNSW LIST OF OPTIONS, ACCESSORIES AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR HVS VEHICLES
NOV 26 2020 IS A DRAFT - FOR DISCUSSION ONLY
The RMS asks that Clubs consider the List as a DISCUSSION DOCUMENT ONLY
TfNSW is reviewing the List following strong representations by the CHMC, a number of our clubs, and some other peak bodies regarding some disputable content.
The List is not an endorsed TFNSW policy document nor is it mandatory for clubs to implement
If Clubs wish to discuss the List further contact CHMC or comment direct to TfNSW at email@example.com
COMPARISON OF Unconditional (Full) Registration, Conditional HISTORIC Vehicle Scheme (HVS) Registration & Conditional CLASSIC Vehicle Scheme (CVS) Registration
Unconditional NSW motor vehicle registration. (Full Registration)
ALL CHMC Affiliated Clubs accept fully registered vehicles that conform to the Club's criteria.
Eligible vehicles There is no age limit on vehicles eligible for unconditional registration, vehicles 100 years or older can be fully registered.
If you have questions concerning unconditional (full) registration for vehicles over 30 years old contact your local heritage or historic vehicle club or the Council's Registration Liaison Officer can also offer assistance.
Cost – Usual TFNSW registration and renewal fees apply, plus weight tax, and compulsory insurance costs.
Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) FOR cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and traction engines 30 Years and older
ALL CHMC Affiliated clubs are TFNSW Approved to offer HVS registration to their members.
Eligible vehicles - 30 years or older AND in as close to as practicable vehicle manufacturer’s specifications, either original or restored/repaired ("like for like"). Permissable safety features include turn indicators, period accessories and options. Left Hand Drive Historic vehicles converted from left to right-hand drive before 1999 can be conditionally registered, if they meet the requirements of the Historic Vehicle Scheme. LPG conversions are acceptable providing approved by the club and the relevant LPG certification is maintained.
Registered operator must be a member of an TFNSW Approved historic vehicle club.
Cost – approx. $50 p.a. includes Compulsory Third Party Insurance
Annual renewal Inspections - some clubs have their own vehicle scrutineers for HVS and do not require an AIS (pink slip) report. Others require a current safety check inspection AIS report. New registration and renewals must be completed in person at a SFNSW Centre
Number plates – blue on white, 5 numbers ending in a letter. (Personalised plates not available)
Vehicle usage is subject to mandatory TFNSW requirements - ‘Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance’ or up to 60 days if the vehicle has a historic or classic vehicle Log Book. HVS with Log Book option From October 1 2015 operators of eligible vehicles can opt to use a Log Book which provides for one 60 day period of general use each year. Each day’s use must be recorded in a Log Book. Further details on the Log Book option
For more information on the HVS contact your local heritage or historic vehicle club, or Council's Registration Liaison Officer.
Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) for modified, replica and ICV vehicles having certain modifications not permitted under the Historic vehicle scheme (HVS).
ALL CHMC Affiliated Clubs can offer CVS through the CHMC as an TFNSW Approved Organisation (AO), should the club choose to.
Eligible vehicles - 30 years or older; only vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes GVM; and not a trailer or plant vehicle, and complying with the relevant NSW Vehicle Standards. As a CVS Scheme Approved Organisation, CHMC will consider authorising the CVS registration of modified vehicles which generally look and perform a little differently to authentic vehicles of the same make and model. For details of the requirements and documentation for CVS registration see CHMC CVS Registration Application, Guidelines and Forms.
Registered operator must be a member of an TFNSW Approved vehicle club that is affiliated with the CHMC as a recognised AO by TFNSW.
Cost – approx. $50 p.a. including Compulsory Third Party Insurance Plus cost of AUVIS and VSCCS Reports as required. NOTE: CHMC as an AO does not charge a fee to process CVS Registration Applications.
Annual renewal Inspections - current safety check inspection AIS report. Vehicles cannot be certified by club scrutineers.
New registration and renewals must be completed at a SFNSW Centre
Number plates – green on white, 5 numbers ending in a letter (Personalised plates not available)
Vehicle usage is subject to mandatory TFNSW requirements - ‘Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance’CVS with Log Book option From October 1 2015 operators of eligible vehicles have a Log Book which provides for one 60 day period of general use each year. Each day’s use must be recorded in a Log Book. Further details on the Log Book option