VEHICLE REGISTRATION

CHMC has, for nearly 50 years, worked closely with the NSW Government's motor transport Departments on all matters related to the operation on the roads of historic vehicles. Council monitors State and national transport legislation, regulation and trends that affect our member's vehicles, and responds promptly to ensure that the interests of Affiliated Clubs, their members and their vehicles are not disadvantaged. The CHMC Committee maintains direct contact with senior RMS staff and is regularly and actively involved in discussions on policy, registrations, vehicle standards, compliance and other matters. 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS IN NSW

The table below compares UNCONDITIONAL (Full) Registration, Conditional HISTORIC Vehicle Scheme (HVS) Registration for original or restored vehicle 30 years and older, and Conditional CLASSIC Vehicle Scheme (CVS) Registration for significantly modified vehicles 30 years and older requiring professional Certification as defined in NSW VSI 6.

For further details: Historic Vehicle Scheme Registration for original or restored historic vehicles (with and without Log Book) or Classic Vehicle Scheme for significantly modified vehicles.

Unconditional RMS 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.

Contact your local RMS NSW Office regarding this registration.

If you have further questions concerning unconditional (full) registration for vehicles over 30 years old contact your local heritage or historic vehicle club or the Council's RMS Liaison Officer can also offer assistance.

Cost – Usual RMS registration and renewal fees apply, plus weight tax, and compulsory insurance costs.

Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) for original or restored historic vehicles (with and without Log Book) Includes cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and traction engines. 

ALL CHMC Affiliated clubs are RMS 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. Permissable safety features e.g. seatbelts, turn indicators, period accessories and options. Vehicles with a left-hand drive to right-hand drive conversion which are currently registered in the Historic Vehicle Scheme may remain in the scheme. Applications for new HVS registrations should "produce certification documentation to support the Historic Vehicle Declaration for a vehicle with a left-hand drive to right-hand drive conversion." RMS18.706  LPG conversions are acceptable providing approved by the club and the relevant LPG certification is maintained.

Registered operator must be a member of an RMS recognised historic vehicle club.

Costapprox. $50 p.a. including Compulsory Third Party Insurance payable to RMS. 

Annual renewal - some clubs have their own vehicle examiners for HVS and do not require an AIS (pink slip) report. Where AIS certificate is required - up to $41.00 p.a. 

Number plates – blue on white, 5 numbers ending in H. (Personalised plates not available)

Vehicle usage is subject to mandatory RMS requirements - ‘Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance’

HVS with Log Book option From October 1 2015 RMS offered operators of eligible vehicles an option 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 RMS Liaison Officer.  

Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) for modified vehicles 30 years and older requiring professional Certification as defined in NSW VSI 6 under 3.5 tonnes. 

ALL CHMC Affiliated Clubs can offer CVS through the CHMC as an RMS Approved Organisation should they choose.

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 Standard.

Generally, CHMC will only consider vehicles which, although modified, look and perform 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 RMS recognised historic vehicle club affiliated with the CHMC.

Cost – approx. $50 p.a. including Compulsory Third Party Insurance payable to RMS. Plus cost of AUVIS and VSCCS Reports as required. CHMC does not charge a fee to process CVS Registration Applications. 

Annual renewal AIS certificate max.$41.00 p.a. Vehicles cannot be certified safe to use by club examiners. 

Number plates – green on white, 5 numbers ending in D. (Personalised plates not available)

Vehicle usage is subject to mandatory RMS requirements - ‘Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance’

CVS with Log Book option From October 1 2015 RMS offered operators of eligible vehicles an option 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 CVS contact Council's RMS Liaison Officer.