Log Book Trial

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 on period of 60 days general use (with conditions) each year, outside of club organised events.

The scheme 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 alos be operated under the Log Book system.

Council has a strong history of monitoring legislation affecting heritage vehicles AND representing its membership to the RMS in all changes made to historic vehicle registration, as the Trial progresses Council’s officers will continue to be proactive taking directly forward matters raised by Club members to the RMS senior staff to ensure that heritage vehicles are not disadvantaged under any registration schemes offered in NSW.

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: