You will require this permit if you intend to use a historic vehicle (more than 25 years old), and do not need full vehicle registration. The Victorian Club Permit scheme allows members of car clubs (including motorcycle, trailer / caravan and machinery clubs) that are recognised by the agency to make use of historic vehicles on the road network for a limited number of days per year.
Permits are available for:
- veteran vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1919
- vintage vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
- classic and Historic vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.
These categories can include trailers and modified vehicles such as street rods. Vehicles which are replicas of vehicles in the above mentioned categories may also be issued with a club permit.
Club Permit vehicles can be used at any time for any purpose other than for the carriage of goods or passengers for hire or reward.
Financial members of approved clubs are able to apply for either a 45 or 90 day permit at one time, depending on how much they expect to use their vehicles. However, no-one is able to have a Club Permit for longer than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Applicants must be a member of a car club (including motorcycle, trailer / caravan and machinery clubs) that is recognised by VicRoads. To apply for a Club Permit you will need to complete the application form and submit it together with either:
- written verification by the club secretary (or person authorised by VicRoads) that the applicant for the club permit is a member of the car club
- in the case of a club historic vehicle that is not a street rod, a current certificate of roadworthiness or a letter from a scrutineer authorised by the club, stating that the vehicle is safe for use on the road
- in the case an application made in respect of a street rod, a Street Rod Inspection certificate issued by the Australian Street Rod Federation (ASRF), Technical Advisory Committee. Club scrutineers can assist in this requirement.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
A logbook is issued to permit holders to record the use of the vehicle over the permit period. A log book entry must be made each day that the vehicle is used (unless the vehicle is within 100 metres of the garaged address). A logbook must be carried in the vehicle, or on the rider in the case of motorcycles, at all times the vehicle is in use.
45 days. Fees for 2016-17.
90 days. Fees for 2016-17.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Road Safety Act 1986 (Victoria)
Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)
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