Thursday, 3 September 2015 – Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today announced club vehicles would be on the road again and more often under a new conditional registration scheme trial.
“I encourage you to register with a club for the trial if you have a little beauty tucked away in your garage, so you can bring her out into the sunshine and feel the freedom of the road more often,” Mr Gay said.
Original and non-original classic vehicles are currently restricted to club events and maintenance.
Under the two year log-book based trial, owners of over 30 year old vehicles that meet the safety requirements of full registration or the current Historical Vehicle Scheme will be able to opt-in via participating clubs for 60 days of general use each registration year.
“The current Historic Conditional Registration scheme remains unchanged as an option for enthusiasts but, this Government recognised that owners of conditionally registered vehicles had limited use – which was just restricting these mechanical pieces of art,” Mr Gay said.
“We’ve incorporated safe, sensible additions in consultation with the community and stakeholders so owners and the wider community can revel in these vehicles’ unique beauty more often.”
This NSW Liberals & Nationals initiative will bring NSW into line with several other states while boosting opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry which contributes $11 billion to the Australian economy and employs 30,000.
The 60-day Classic Vehicle Log-book trial is coming soon. To opt-in to the scheme contact one of the several hundred NSW enthusiast clubs or visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.
Please note: the incumbent HCRS will not change. This is an additional scheme.