RMS registers Historic and Classic vehicles under the Conditional Registration scheme, which provides the vehicle with limited access to the road network and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance cover. Historic and Classic vehicles registered under this scheme are exempt from the payment of stamp duty, motor vehicle tax and national charges.
Historic or Classic Vehicle (or “Club”) Registration is only an option if the registered operator of the vehicle is a member of an RMS recognised conditional registration scheme club such as ours and the vehicle’s use of the road network is conditional.
A vehicle eligible for Club registration through the HSV Owners Club of NSW (Inc HDT) Inc must be 30 years of age or older as from the year of manufacture and be owned by a member of the HSVOC.
Vehicles applying for Historic Vehicle Registration must be as close to original condition as possible, and comply with RMS requirements for “Historic Vehicle” Conditional Registration.
Vehicles applying for Classic Vehicle Registration must provide a blue slip with their application which is less than 42 days old.
Owners of eligible vehicles will need to make arrangements with the Registrar to bring the vehicle to an agreed meeting or event for inspection to check that the vehicle is eligible for Club registration. It is recommended that this is done before any other steps are taken towards obtaining Historic Registration.
HSV Owners Club of NSW Rules require the owner of an HSV Historic/ Classic plated vehicle to attend a minimum of three (3) club events in a registration year as a requirement to retain HSV Historic/Classic registration. The Club registered vehicle must attend 1 event as agreed with the Registrar to ensure it maintains eligibility for Club registration.
Eligible events are listed in the HSV Owners Club magazine, on the HSV Owners Club of NSW webpage or Facebook page, including meeting nights, social outings, competition events etc.
For each registration year, please keep a record on your vehicle’s Log Sheet of all events which have been attended and present it to the Historic & Classic Plate Registrar at the time of registration renewal. Please click here to download a copy of the HR 03 Historic or Classic Vehicle Log Sheet.
If you have multiple cars, the 3 events can be carried out in any of those vehicles.
Your vehicle will need to be inspected annually by the Historic & Classic Plates Registrar or his nominee. Please click here to download a copy of the HR 01 Historic or Classic Vehicle Inspection Sheet.