Historic Rego Requirements

Part 1 – Eligibility

•   All vehicles must be a minimum of 30 years old. The onus of proof of age shall be with the applicant.

•   Vehicles must be as close to original condition as possible with NO alterations except for safety features such as seat belts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options, if desired. Period accessories and options must be discussed with and agreed to by the Club Plate registrar or, in their absence from the President, admin Officer or Treasurer.

•    Financial members of one year standing who have attended eight (8) club outings are eligible to join. Exceptions to this are at the discretion of the committee. Eligible applicants MUST be a New South Wales resident.

•   All applicants shall be handed a copy of the Sydney Torana Club Inc. Constitution for the use of Historic Vehicles. Applicants shall read and sign a Declaration form indicating that they fully understand their responsibilities and agree to abide with the constitution before eligibility is agreed to.

Part 2 – Vehicle Usage

•   Historic vehicles shall only be used for club recognised events, except as set out in Part 3 – servicing of vehicles.

Club recognised events shall be:
•   Events as set out on the club events calendar.

•   Events conducted by Council of Heritage Motor Clubs or affiliated car clubs to which an official written invitation has been received by the club.

•   Events conducted by the NSW Automotive Museum Association to which an official invitation has been received by the club.

•   Events which the club gives permission to attend.

Part 3 – Servicing of Vehicles

•   Please note that all movements of Historically Registered vehicles are to be recorded in an official log book or movement register held by the Club Plate Registrar however, journeys necessary for servicing or road testing of vehicles may be up to 8kms from the notified garaging place of the said vehicle by the shortest possible route and are permitted at any time, but the movement of the vehicle MUST be recorded in a log book and kept within the car.

•   Longer runs (more than 8km) necessary for the servicing of vehicles may only be made after receiving permission from the Club Plate registrar or, in their absence from the President, Admin Officer or Treasurer. This permission must be properly recorded in the Club Records by the person approving the movement with full details of time, place and reason. Service runs for road testing a vehicle after extensive work must not exceed 16kms radius of the point of garaging and be recorded in the vehicles log book.

Part 4 – Responsibility of Club Members

•   Initial enquiries should be directed to the Club Plates Registrar for the club requirements in establishing Historic Registration. Individual approaches are then required to the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) for establishing the Historic registration and renewals.

•   Historic number plates are issued to a member of the club by the RTA and are not transferable either to another vehicle or person in the event of the vehicle being sold.

•   All movements of the vehicle are to be recorded by the holder of the Historic Registration in a personal log book kept in the vehicle at all times.

•   Registration plates must be immediately returned to the Roads and Traffic Authority:

a)   In the event of the sale of the vehicle on which they are issued or upon the member’s resignation from the Club
b)   Upon the member’s failure to remain a financial member within the meaning of the Constitution of the Club or on failure to pay any levy that may be constitutionally approved by a duly constituted Club meeting
c)   If the Club Registrar or Committee consider the vehicle has been made unsafe or altered after it has been inspected by an Authorised Motor Vehicle Inspection Station as set out in Part 5 of this document
d)   At the directive of a Club Committee decision.

 •   Historic Registration is granted in the belief that the members’ prime intended use is for club outings. The committee retains the right to reconsider eligibility for issue or renewal should this cease to be the case or if the vehicle does not attend club outings during the year without good cause.

Part 5 – Annual Vehicle Inspection

•   All vehicles holding an Historic Plate MUST undergo an annual inspection by an Authorised Motor Vehicle Inspection Station and obtain a pink or blue slip for renewal or establishment of Historic Registration. Unregistered vehicles must be trailered to and from the inspection.

•   NO official person will be designated in this Club as inspectors or given the authority to certify vehicles as roadworthy. This approval MUST be obtained through an accredited Authorised Motor Vehicle Inspection Station as required for all full road registered vehicles.

•   The applicant will pay all fees to the Authorised Motor Vehicle Inspection Station and processing fees to the RTA on commencement or renewal of Historic registration. The Historic Vehicle Declaration Form must be authorised by the Club Plates Registrar, President, Admin Officer or Treasurer (preferably at a club meeting) after financial membership and membership standing is verified. It must be returned to the RTA with the necessary application forms and inspection reports in order to establish or renew registration.

•   Club membership must be current on or before the annual registration date.

•   Chassis, serial, body and engine numbers will form part of the identification of a Historic vehicle. Any change must be notified in writing to the RTA and the Club’s Plate Registrar.

Part 6 – Clubs Responsibility

•   The committee will appoint a Club Plates Registrar whose responsibility it is to record in the Club Movement Log the movements of all club historic vehicles holding Historic registration.

Part 7 – Insurance Requirements

•   A minimum insurance cover of Third Party Property Insurance is required.

•   As part of the RTA Historic registration fees a Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) is issued under the Motor Accident Compensation ACT. This payment is made to QBE Insurance Australia and is collected by the RTA on behalf of QBE when establishing Historic registration annually.