About Classic Vehicle Registration.

1. If your vehicle is 30 plus years old and has some modifications which take it outside the Historic Registration rules then Classic Vehicle registration is best for you.

2. Click here for the RMS VSI-6 Guidelines on what you can do to your vehicle without needing to have those changes certified by an engineer who is on the VSCCS list. You can state that the mods to the vehicle are safe and done properly and that should be enough.

3. If your vehicle goes beyond those VSI-6 rules, a VSCCS Engineer has to certify your vehicle. It will then be able to go onto the Classic Vehicle Registration scheme.

4. You  MUST be a member of a car club such as the HSV Owners Club of NSW (Inc HDT) which is affiliated with the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs.

5. You will be required to obtain a  BLUE slip for the initial Classic Vehicle Registration application; no matter if the vehicle is currently registered or not. This is a requirement of the RMS and is not negotiable. Blue slips have a 42-day expiry date so you have to move relatively quickly once you have one.

6. You will be required to purchase new number plates. Your existing personalized plates (if you have them) will have to go on hold or onto your daily drive. The new plates for your Classic will be the white with green numbers and letters with the format of five numerals followed by a letter, eg ‘12345C’. The RMS computer system cannot handle conditional rego using normal number plates so we have to live with this for a while yet. You will get a window sticker with your new Classic rego as well, due to the same issue.

7. The 60-day logbook and all of your clubs listed events will be applicable to the Classic Vehicle Registration scheme. This logbook scheme trial period will be up for review and if there have not been any problems it hopefully will be continued as a permanent benefit for all historic and classic vehicle enthusiasts.

How to Obtain Classic Vehicle Registration:

1. Download, read and understand the HSVOC Historic & Classic Registration Rules. If you proceed to apply for the Club’s Historic Vehicle Registration, it will be on the basis that you have read, comply and agree to the conditions therein.

2. Click here to download the ACMC Guide. Read it and understand it before proceeding any further.

3. Take your car in for an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS) inspection (previously called a Blue Slip). You may also need to obtain a Compliance Certificate (ie Engineering Report) if the vehicle has been significantly modified. A Compliance Certificate issued by a Licensed Certifier on the RMS Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS), certifying that the Classic Vehicle complies with the relevant NSW vehicle standards. Blue slips have a 42-day expiry date so you have to move relatively quickly once you have one.

4. Download and complete Section 2 of the RMS Classic Vehicle Declaration Form (1835). Click here to download an RMS Classic Vehicle Declaration Form (1835).

5. Download and complete an RMS Application for Conditional Registration Form (1246). Click here to download an RMS Application for Conditional Registration Form (1246).

6. Obtain an insurance cover note for Third Party Property or Full Comprehensive Insurance for your vehicle.

7. Contact the Historic & Classic Vehicle Registrar and arrange to bring the vehicle in for an Eligibility Inspection to check that the vehicle is eligible for Classic registration. You will have your completed Classic Vehicle Declaration Form signed and stamped at the same time as this inspection so make sure that you bring it with you. For Classic Registration RENEWAL please also include a completed copy of your HR 03 Log Sheet as proof of attending 3 club events in the previous 12 months. Click here to download Form HR 03.

8. Request a “proof of financial membership” letter by emailing the Membership Secretary at membership@hsvclubnsw.com .

9. ACMC Processing.The 1835 form, together with a copy of the Blue Slip, must then be scanned and emailed to acmccvs@bigpond.com OR posted to ACMC NSW Ltd at PO Box 419 Bexley NSW 2207, (for further verification and a stamp) with a payment of $25 processing fee. Do not post an original Blue Slip.
If you pay $30 the documents will be returned via Priority Post.
You may pay the administration fee by cheque, money order or EFT. If you wish to take advantage of EFT to pay the administration fee please ensure you adequately identify who the payment comes from. Either a mobile phone number, or surname and club ID would be ideal. e.g. Jones HSVOC.
Please DO NOT put cash in the envelope. It is against the law. (For ACMC Banking details refer Note 12.d below).
The forms will be posted back to you (the RMS wants to see an original signature from the ACMC) and must then be taken to an RMS or Service NSW office for processing.

10. RMS Processing. When the 1835 form has been returned to you:
a. You must fill in the 4-page RMS Application for Conditional Registration (Form 1246).
b. You will also need a separate Change of Records (Form 1021) to apply for inclusion in the 60-day log book trial, please click here to download Form 1021. HSVOC is automatically included due to its affiliation with the Southern Motoring Association, one of the ACMC member associations.
c. Take the 1835 & 1021 forms plus the Application for Conditional Registration (Form 1246), and your blue slip to an RMS or Service NSW office for processing.
d. You will also need to produce your licence for ID.
e. The 1021 form will require your new registration number to be noted on it before the RMS can process it and give you your log book.
f. New number plates are mandatory. Conditional registration cannot use ordinary number plates or personalised plates. The new plates will have 5 numbers followed by a ‘D’. They are green numbers and letters on white background. Click here and scroll down for RMS Conditional Registration Fees.
g. You should notify your comprehensive insurer of the new registration details or establish an insurance policy if you do not already have one for the vehicle.
h. Read the Club’s Classic Vehicle Registration Rules to understand the club event process for trips which do not require an entry in the 60-day log book. Please click here to download a copy of these Rules.
i. A log book entry is required for all service trips such as to the service station or mechanic.
j. To complete your Club Classic Vehicle Registration process, please then scan and email a copy of your Historic Vehicle registration form to the Historic Vehicle Registrar at historics@hsvclubnsw.com to be placed in the HSVOC Historic Vehicle file.

11. The Classic Vehicle must be inspected at least annually by the Historic & Classic Vehicle Registrar, and the owner must participate in at least 3 club events each year to ensure that the vehicle continues to be eligible for Club registration.

12. Notes:
a. It is understood that applicants will complete the life cycle of current registration prior to transferring to CVS.
b. If you are mailing your documents and require a quick turnaround, we would recommend that you post them via Express Post and include a self-addressed Express Post envelope with your documents OR if payment of $30 they will be Express Posted back to you.
c. When sending your documents to the ACMC NSW Ltd for endorsement please add a covering note stating that your “Club is member number 0055 of the Southern Motoring Association” (which is affiliated with the ACMC). Club’s providing Classic Vehicle Registration must be affiliated with one of ACMC affiliated organisations.
d. Banking Details for $25 Administration Fee:
Pay by cheque or Money Order made out to ACMC and post to PO Box 419 Bexley NSW 2207
EFT funds to:
Bendigo Bank, Bexley Branch
A/C Name: ACMC NSW Ltd
BSB: 633-108
Acct Number: 157374299
Please ensure your EFT payment is adequately identified by using your Surname.

To print a copy of these instructions in pdf, please click here.

Historic & Classic Vehicle Registrar


Phone: 0411 019 112
Email: historics@hsvclubnsw.com