The CHMC welcomes membership enquiries from historic vehicle and antique machinery clubs, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARING FOR HISTORIC VEHICLES, whose goals include:
• the preservation of vehicles more than 30 years old,
• whose objectives are compatible with those of the CHMC and its Affiliated Clubs,
• and whose membership includes owners of heritage, historic or classic vehicles
- Council is independent and run exclusively by and for its Clubs
- Council is not managed or governed by any other peak body or organisation
- Council concentrates on proactive and professional representation to government (State and Commonwealth) and to other organisations on issues and matters of importance to its members
- Our Member Clubs are independent
- Our Clubs manage Council, Council does not manage the clubs
- Our Clubs determine Council’s direction, and guide Council’s actions
- Council reports directly back to its member Clubs
AS A PEAK BODY IN THE HISTORIC VEHICLE MOVEMENT IN CHMC IS THE STRONG VOICE FOR ALL OUR CLUBS AND THEIR MEMBERS. your Club can be directly involved in the conversations and actions that drive the future of historic vehicles in Australia by joining chmc
TfNSW Representation and Advocacy - Issues and concerns raised by Clubs are promptly negotiated directly with senior TfNSW staff by CHMC’s experienced Liaison Officer. Council’s excellent and long-term relationship with TfNSW, and its predecessors, since 1970, ensures that the matters we raise are carefully considered and responded to. CHMC regularly meets with senior TfNSW Policy personnel and is active on the TfNSW Historic and Classic Working Group and Vehicle Standards Group.
• Training and assistance with HVS, CVS and Log Book Schemes for your members responsible for approving conditional vehicle registrations – as a key contributor to the development and operation of both the HVS and CVS Schemes CHMC has an expert and knowledgeable Committee ready to assist Clubs.
• Communications - Access to very current and authentic “alerts” on policies and regulatory changes affecting historic vehicles, and on trends that may impact our clubs and vehicles. Our Clubs are always updated on significant changes in motoring regulations and programs that effect historic vehicles
• Opportunities to be involved in the key conversations that affect historic vehicles through CHMC meetings, forums and our regular communications with clubs.
• Club Promotion - Your Club's details listed on the CHMC website - a simple way to raise your Club's profile with prospective members and the public
• Event Promotion and free publicity for Club events on CHMC’s website and Facebook - Council's web publications are viewed by tens of thousands of people annually
• Networking - Meet, rally and tour with other like-minded Clubs in our Council and create opportunities to share member activities, knowledge and skills – many of our Clubs have established enduring relationships with other member clubs, enjoying combined events for many years.
• Advocacy - CHMC's respected advocacy group actively and directly engages with State and Commonwealth governments, and other state and national stakeholder groups, on issues including legislation and regulation changes, vehicle standards, heritage, fuels, safety, and much more.
• Club Management - Access to experienced assistance with governance, operational and compliance matters. Council can facilitate your club's contact with people widely experienced in successful historic vehicle club management.
• Assistance with funding applications and other initiatives – CHMC can provide both advice and expert review for Club’s seeking external funding.
• Preferential Entry for your Club members for the Annual CHMC Rally – entries for Council'sAnnual Rally are accepted first from CHMC Clubs’ members.