For NSW residents with cars, bikes or vans, on Historic Plates an item appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 4-9-15 with the Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, announcing a two-year trial for 60 days general use outside club events for historic vehicles under 3.5t. This would be similar to the scheme in SA and Vic. using a log book. It is an option, with details at this site www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/get-nsw-registration/historic-vehicles.html where you can email an expression of interest. An automated response with details will be returned.
A great idea in my view and I've put in an EOI, bring it on!! It will be interesting to see what eventuates.
And as Cobber keeps saying "if you don't buy it they will stop making it" so in this case if they don't get enough interest it might not eventuate.
As a user of this system, I understand the need to do what the people in control want.
I guess I will go along with them & give the trial a go. At present I dont use my van much more than about 2 days a month average. But I realise that if in the future I decide to do a lot more touring, say a month or so at a time, the possible changes to the system could help a lot.
But after the way the RTA stuffed my registration on my Dodge, by changing VIN numbers on the system without any input from me, then telling me it was instigated by me, I believe anything they do is fraught with danger for the user (US)
But they will do what they want, hopefully accepting some input on the way. I find them very inflexible most of the time
In Qld the rules are very strict, the 60 days are year would appeal to me.
Here in Qld my full rego V8 is $1000.00 Restricted use is $190.00 BUT, the vehicle cannot be used for transport ie: going to get caravan parts.(Cant leave it parked) you are confined to 15km radius of nominated address, can attend sanctioned club events & repairers within a certain distance. cannot use vehicle for formals or weddings unless its for the "immediate" family.
So the 60 day would suit me just fine, in Tasmania its 200 days a year with a log book. Get behind it guys.
The NSW scheme/trial will begin in Oct. Initially open to current historic registered vehicle/trailers only and after 6 months will then be extended to other 30yr+ vehicles ie hot rods or caravans currently on full rego.
1) You must be a member of a car club. 2) Club registrars to confirm your vehicles eligibilty, oversee & sign off log books(as per current historic system). 3) Prices will stay at current historic rego costs...from memory approx $56 for cars and $22 for trailers. 4) At the end of the trial the RMS will work out what they are actually going to charge...most likely more than the above.
***As per my notes taken at the ACT council of motor vehicles AGM meeting last week. regards jenno
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2015 10:47:00 GMT 10 by Jennison
Steve O'Brien (Registrar of our Vintage Touring Club) has been in today to see his local RMS in NSW.
He was told the RMS will have info for the 2 year trial AFTER 1 October.
Basically it's this: People who are residents of NSW & belong to an Historic vehicle Club, can then opt into the 2 year trial by producing their conditional rego papers + drivers license & be given a pro rata apportionment of the annual entitlement of 60 days to be used for personal, maintenance & club events. The full 60 days needs to be documented in the log book, then after 60 days are used up, permits to travel need to be obtained from club registrar, as in current arrangement. Pro rata means if you take your rego papers in to RMS on 2 October & you have 3 months left on your rego then they'll apportion you 15 days n so on n so forth! When your next full annual region rolls around, then the meter resets to a full 60 days. Sounds like it should be good as long as it's not another gov scam to rip a few bucks off the punters, just for the privilege of taking part in the trial!
Good luck for Qland Mustang! Jenno, our vans are classified as trailers so I really can't see why the NSW Govt would be letting all those grey nomad rego funds out of their coffers if they aren't conditional registrations. smiles
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2015 15:55:30 GMT 10 by smiles
For anyone in NSW who may be interested in the 60 days it is up and running so if your club has opted into the scheme then you can take up the extra days if you wish. If you are happy with the present scheme then do nothing.
Make sure that you obey the rules and fill it out the way you should. Certainly not a scam. If successful, will be introduced in an electronic method. Best thing since sliced bread for those of us on club rego Rod