Vehicle Eligibility

Historic vehicles (including trailers) must be 30 years of age or older as from the year of manufacture.

The registered operator must be a member of a Roads and Maritime recognised historic vehicle club.(Classic & Custom Car Club of NSW is a recognised Club)

If the operator changes clubs during the currency of the conditional registration, an Historic Vehicle Declaration proving vehicle and operator eligibility for the new club is required.

Historic vehicles must be as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations except for safety features such as seatbelts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options, if desired.

LPG conversions are allowed providing it is approved by the Roads and Maritime recognised historic vehicle club.

Vehicles converted from left-hand drive to right-hand drive are allowed provided that the vehicle otherwise meets all requirements for the Historic Vehicle Scheme

For further information Contact Us or head to the links provided

Historic Vehicles https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/get-nsw-registration/historic-vehicles/index.html

Classic Vehicles https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/get-nsw-registration/classic-vehicles/index.html

Vehicle suitability for safe use

Historic vehicles must be declared suitable for safe use by:

a. A vehicle safety check inspection report, or 

b. An Historic Vehicle Declaration not greater than 42 days old 

c. For historic plant vehicles, a Vehicle Suitable for Safe Use Declaration must be presented.

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ABOUT US

The purpose of the Classic and Custom Car Club of NSW is to keep Classic and Custom car culture alive in Australia by developing a go to source, ongoing conversation and supplier link to car culture for all vehicle makes and models (subject to HVS criteria) in a safe and social environment.


The focus of our club is to  provide an advice point for members that don’t know what step to take next in safe, driven vehicles that use our roads and how to avoid costly mistakes or poor suppliers in their quest for their ultimate vehicle needs. The NSW RMS registers historic vehicles under the Historic Vehicles Scheme (HVS), which provides vehicles with limited access to the road network and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance cover.


At present vehicles registered  under this scheme are exempt from the payment of stamp duty, motor vehicle tax and national charges. HVS registered vehicles are primarily registered for club and personal use, in accordance with the HVS logbook scheme.