You will require this permit if you intend to use an historic vehicle (more than twenty-five 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 twenty-five years before the date of the application for a club permit.
These categories can include trailers, heavy vehicles, left-hand drive vehicles 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 forty-five or ninety 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 ninety days in each twelve month registration period.