Historic & Classic Vehicle Schemes LOG BOOKS
The Log Book system does not replace the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS), it provides an option within HVS & CVS vehicle registrations for club members to extend the use of their vehicles a further 60 days of personal and maintenance use, outside of club-organised events. TfNSW at Historic and Classic Vehicle Log Books has detailed information for clubs and vehicle operators regarding the 60 Day Log Books. If you are intending use a HVS or CVS vehicle with a Log Book you should read the TfNSW information first and talk to your local CHMC Club, as there are criteria you and your vehicle must comply with. Council's TFNSW Liaison Officer can also assist if required.
History of the HVS & CVS Log Book The Log Book Trial began in 2015, CHMC cooperated fully with TfNSW from its beginning, providing feedback from its clubs and expert advice to the government. In 2019 TfNSW conducted a Review of the Log Books Trial, CHMC Affiliated Clubs and their members provided the RMS with extensive input and viewpoints on the Log Book system, and the CHMC Committee provided the TfNSW and their contractor, KPMG, with data and relevant guidance. CHMC welcomed the decision by the Government and TfNSW to confirm Historic and Classic Vehicle Log Books as a permanent aspect of the HVS and CVS schemes from October 1 2019.
Q. Who can drive a HVS or CVS registered vehicle on a Log Book?
A. To drive a historic or classic vehicle you need a vehicle licence appropriate to the vehicle type.
Any person who is the holder of the appropriate licence can legally drive a conditionally registered vehicle.
The driver DOES NOT have to be the operator/owner of the vehicle indicated on the Log Book, and DOES NOT have to be a member of a TFNSW recognised historic vehicle club.
This also applies to drivers of HVS vehicles on Club Runs. The HVS & CVS Log Books are Vehicle Log Books, not Driver log books. (Ref. TFNSW - Historic vehicle: Registration, uses and equipment - Driver Licence ; see also Dinkum Oil # 21, Dec 2022
Some points to note about Log Books
• Log books ARE NOT compulsory for clubs or vehicle operators/owners - Clubs and their members that have not opted in for the log book scheme can only use their vehicles for club runs and maintenance trips.
• Fill in your LOG BOOK FULLY every time you use it for a drive, i.e. not a Club Run
• Each day of general use must be recorded in the log book.
• Only one log book entry is required per day, even if there are multiple drivers.
• The daily entry expires at midnight on the day of the log book entry.
• The person making the entry in the log book must write their full name and signature each time.
• The log book must be carried in the vehicle at all times when the vehicle is being used.
• If you are towing trailers or caravans that are registered under the Historic Scheme, separate log books are required and also must be completed and carried.
• If you use all of your log book days within any given year of registration, you will be limited to club runs only.