VicRoads Club Permit Registration Scheme:
The Club Permit scheme - or Club Rego - introduced by VicRoads in 2011 allows members of car clubs that are recognised by VicRoads, to have limited use of classic and historic vehicles on the Australian road network. Vehicles must be at least 25 years old to participate in the scheme. Custom Addictions Classic Car Club Inc. (Custom Addictions) has been authorised by VicRoads to operate under the Club Permit scheme for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles.
Financial members of Custom Addictions are able to apply for either a 45 or 90 day permit depending on how often they expect to use their vehicles within a 12 month period. A 45 day permit can be extended to a 90 day permit by approaching VicRoads and purchasing another 45 days. Vicroads will not issue any permits which would enable you to drive your vehicle for more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.
A logbook is issued to permit holders by Vicroads 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. The correctly completed logbook must be carried in the vehicle at all times the vehicle is in use on a public road.
Custom Addictions Committee has set the following conditions to gain approval for a VicRoads Club Permit on your vehicle:
Applicants for club registration for a classic / historic vehicle or motorcycle must have been a paid up member of Custom Addictions for at least 2 months before being eligible to submit a request.
Applicants for club registration must have attended at least one club meeting or event during that two month period and introduced themselves to members of the Committee at the event. If no meetings or events are scheduled within that two month period, then every effort must be made by the applicant to make themselves known to the committee. You cannot simply ask for club rego and have it handed to you.
Please note the following: VicRoads have changed the rules as of 31st January 2015 and the new rules state that every vehicle that enters the Club Permit Scheme must have a current roadworthy certificate. Please read and understand the new VicRoads regulations which can be found here.
The following should be read in conjunction with the VicRoads Club Permit Page.
Vehicles submitted for club rego must be at least 25 years or older, well presented and reflect that the owner is an enthusiast. It must have a current roadworthy certificate issued from a licensed tester.
Generally, cars should be clean and body/paint be of a good standard with minimal or no rust. The interior should be neat and tidy with all relevant gauges / switches working correctly. Seat belts and any safety features must be working and in a roadworthy condition. The engine bay should be neat and tidy with no fluid leaks. Tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, exhaust and lights must all be of a roadworthy standard. The car must be mechanically sound. Club registration is no excuse for an un-roadworthy vehicle. Nor will it be tolerated by enforcement agencies when you get stopped for a log book check. If you are un-sure if your vehicle complies, please contact the club for advice.
The process for obtaining Club Registration from Custom Addictions is as follows:
1. Meet the criteria above by becoming a financial member of the club, or ensure
your membership is up to date. If your membership lapses, so does your vehicle club rego.
2. Attend a club meeting and introduce yourself. We won’t endorse an application for
a person we have never met. That way we can ensure you are a genuine
enthusiast who won’t be abusing our club rego status.
3. Complete the “Club Rego Form” which is available from the committee.
4. Make an appointment with the committee to have your car or bike checked by our
Bring your current roadworthy certificate. Photos of your vehicle will be taken and
ID numbers will be matched with the RWC.
5. Once your vehicle has successfully passed this process you will be given
copies of the required signed forms to be presented at a VicRoads office.
6. Visit Vicroads with your paperwork, pay your fees and obtain your Club Permit plates,
logbook and registration sticker.
7. Unlike full registration stickers - which have been discontinued - club registration labels
must still be affixed to the windscreen of your vehicle.
8. Enjoy your classic vehicle or bike on the road!
9. Please note if you notify VicRoads of a change of address, then you must also advise
them that you have a Club registered vehicle. Club registration is not automatically
transferred to your new address when you transfer your licence and normal registration.
Transferring club permit vehicles between approved vehicle clubs:
If you wish to transfer your club permit vehicle to another approved car club, you must provide Vicroads with:
- a signed letter from you (the club permit holder), advising of the change and list any club permit vehicles that you want to link to the new club
- a Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for each vehicle from the new nominated club (provided by the Clubs Scrutineer).
- a letter from the Scrutineer, Club President, Treasurer or Secretary at the new club confirming that the applicant is a current member
- Transferring club permits between individuals or companies or associations:
- Club permits are not transferable.If the vehicle is given or sold to another person, the current club permit must be cancelled and a new club permit application is required.
- If a club permit vehicle is inherited as a result of the death of the holder of a club permit, the club permit cannot be transferred. The club permit will be cancelled and a new club permit application must be made to us.
Changing the vehicle description:
You'll need to advise Vicroads about changes to the description of a club permit vehicle. Visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre and provide a letter detailing the changes and the club permit number of the vehicle.
Vehicles operating under the club permit scheme can have a residential, postal and a Victorian garage address recorded.
Change an address on your club permit by:
- mailing VicRoads GPO Box 1644 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
- visiting a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.
- club permit number/s
- driver licence number
- address (residential, postal and garage if different)
- vehicle details (year, make, body type: sedan, roadster etc).
Finally, and importantly:
Custom Addictions would love to see your car or bike as often as possible, but at least once a year at a club event, whether it be our social meetings, our club meetings, or one of the motorsport events listed in the calendar. Take note that committee members can ask to see a club plated cars log book at any event, to ensure that the log book is being used correctly.
Any modifications you make to the vehicle after it has been accepted into the scheme will also need to be cleared with the Committee, to ensure the Club remains comfortable with how the car or bike is presented.
Club Rego is not an avenue to bypass engineering approval for a vehicle and allowing it on the road. Vehicles that have had significant modifications will require an engineers certificate as well as a roadworthy certificate. Modified vehicles may not be approved if they are deemed to be too modified for highway use.
Custom Addictions management reserves the right to refuse Club Registration and / or refuse renewal, including but not limited to, the following points:
1. If it believes that member has not disclosed relevant information about the vehicle.
2. If a member is caught or is known to be engaging in conduct un-becoming to the Club, eg: illegal drag racing.
3. If a member modifies a Club registered vehicle beyond what is considered roadworthy.
4. If a member fails to maintain a vehicle in a roadworthy condition.
Please note that the club rego inspection and approval process takes time, and can't
be rushed just because you have two days left of your regular registration.
Plan ahead and save the embarrassment.
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