The RMS is undertaking a review of the Log Book Trial (the Trial was due to end in September 2019). Clubs and their members have two opportunities to provide the RMS with input and viewpoints on the Log Book system.
Part of the Review will be discussions with Focus Groups in sessions to be held in Parramatta week commencing June 17th. For these sessions the RMS asked CHMC to nominate up to forty participants from its Affiliated clubs. The request for attendee names was sent to all CHMC clubs by email or post on May 23rd 2019 and very quickly our RMS Liaison Officer Peter Wright had a full list of names. Considering the journey from across the State that most from our clubs will have to make to attend the Focus Groups this was a very pleasing result, specially as the RMS gave us only a short time to advise clubs.

A second element to the Review will be an online Survey that will be emailed direct to clubs by the RMS. We were told by the RMS at an Historic and Classic Car Industry Working Group on Wednesday May 29th that this would be sent to all clubs on the HVS Approved List etc. – so watch your club emails carefully and respond ASAP.  The RMS advised CHMC on June 7th 2019 that he survey link will be distributed via email to the club addresses that the CHMC has provided to the RMS on Tuesday 11th June.  A letter will also be sent to all 1058 clubs on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June. The RMS has advised that the Survey will now close on Friday 28th June.

The survey is for clubs to respond to, not individual members. Details about the Survey were sent to all CHMC Affiliated Clubs in the “Dinkum Oil” on Friday May 31st – your Club Secretary should have this to hand.


In October 2015 a 2 year trial of a new option for conditional registered historic vehicles in NSW commenced. Operators of historic vehicles are able to opt-in  via their RMS approved club to the scheme which provides for a period of 60 days general use (with conditions) each year, outside of club organised events.The Trial was extended in 2017 for another 2 years.

The Log Book system does not replace the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS), rather it provides an option with the HVS for club members to extend the use of their vehicles should they so wish. Vehicles registered under the Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) can also be operated under the Log Book system.

For further details on the Log Book Trial contact your local heritage vehicle club. Council's RMS Liaison Officer can also offer assistance if required. Or contact your local Service NSW office


The RMS website has detailed information for clubs and vehicle operators regarding the Classic Vehicle Log Book Trial. If you are intending to register a vehicle under this scheme you should read this information first - click to link to RMS Log Book Trial site. Or contact your local Service NSW office for details.

If you have further questions these should be directed to the Registrar ( or similar officer) at your local RMS Approved club, or contact the Council's RMS Liaison Officer.


regarding the LOG BOOK TRIAL - 24 Oct 2015

The Minister for Transport, Hon. Duncan Gay, was represented by Mr Peter Wells, RMS Director of Safety and Compliance at the CHMC's General Meeting at Orange on October 24 2015.  Peter provided club delegates with a thorough overview of and insights into the Log Book Trial from the RMS perspective, and answered many inquiries from the floor.

He also took on notice a number of queries and procedural matters regarding the Trial. Council anticipates these will be suitably responded to by RMS.

Prior to the meeting the CHMC had gathered a significant number of questions from its affiliatedclubs, these were responded to by Peter's office shortly before the meeting and are available here for downloading: