So, what is the Club Permit Scheme?
Also referred to as Club Plates, or Heritage Plates, the scheme allows members of vehicle clubs recognised by VicRoads to make limited use of Historic vehicles (for cars over 25 years) on the road network.
Members of the RRCV are eligible for this scheme; gaining the advantage of a reduced registration fee with reduced driving time. At April 2020 these are 90 days permits for $153.90 and 45 days permits for $79.60 per year.
These represent a significant discount in the usual $800+ registration fee, however you must fill out a log book every time you drive the vehicle, and if you are caught not doing so you are deemed to be driving an unregistered vehicle, which as several implications, including no insurance etc.
See the VicRoads website for further eligibility details and requirements. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/limited-use-permits/club-permit-scheme/get-a-club-permit
If you decide you want to obtain Club Permit Plates, there are several steps you need to follow1. Check VicRoads website for up-to-date information and download relevant forms
To renew existing plates the following steps are required:
1. Check the VicRoads website for updates and to download relevant documents
2. Arrange to have documents signed by the club officials. These are either President, Treasurer or Secretary of the club. There are a couple of ways of doing this:
3. Submit Documents to VicRoads
Transfer from another club
To transfer plates from another club the following steps are required:
1. Check the VicRoads website for updates and downloads of all the documents. There is a specific VicRoads form which can be obtained from the VicRoads website
2. Contact the Club Permit Officer to get the transfer organised
3. You need a letter signed by a club official confirming you are a financial member of the Club. The Club Permit officer will arrange this for you.
4. The club scrutineer must view the car and sign it off to verify it is the car in the transfer documents
5. The owner of the vehicle must also write a letter to VicRoads confirming that they want to transfer the vehicle
6. Submit Documents to VicRoads
What can go wrong?
For more information contact the Club’s Club Permit Officer