VEHICLE REGISTRATION

CHMC has for over 45 years worked closely with the NSW Government's transport and roads departments. Council's RMS Liaison officers and Committee continually monitor State and national transport trends, legislation and regulations that effect heritage vehicles, and respond promptly to ensure that the interests of affiliated clubs, their members and theirheritage vehicles are not disadvantaged.

The CHMC Committee maintains direct contact with senior RMS staff and the Committee regularly represent the concerns and interests of heritage and historic vehicle owners in NSW to those officers. Council has been and is actively involved in RMS stakeholder discussions, policy and procedural submissions, reviews and other relevant matters that arise with the RMS.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Unconditional RMS NSW motor vehicle 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, i.e. $64 p.a. plus weight tax, and compulsory insurance costs.

Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) for original or restored historic vehicles (with and without Log Book)

ALL CHMC affiliated clubs are RMS approved to offer HVS registration

Eligible vehicles - 30 years or older in as close to as practicable vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Safety features e.g. seatbelts, turn indicators, period accessories and options permissible.

Includes cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and traction engines. LPG conversions are allowed 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 and do not require an AIS (pink slip) report.

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 historic vehicles (with and without Log Book)

ALL CHMC affiliated clubs can offer CVS through the CHMC

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.

A vehicle with modifications requiring Certification as defined in NSW VSI 6 would appropriately be registered under CVS. VSI 6 lists the modifications which require professional certification.

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

Cost – approx.. $50 p.a. including Compulsory Third Party Insurance payable to RMS. Plus cost of  AUVIS and VSCCS Reports as required. Plus administration fee where levied. Plus annual renewal AIS certificate ($37.40). Vehicles cannot be certified safe to use by club examiners. (CHMC does not charge a fee to process CVS Registration Applications it approves from its member clubs) 

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.