Breaking News from VicRoads about COVID-19 Situation and Customer Service Operations of VicRoads

After some discussion today, it has been determined that:

Whilst they remain open, VicRoads Customer Service Centres will continue to accept payment for club permit renewals.
If permit holders do not wish to attend a customer service centre, they can continue to renew permits though mailing the renewal to VicRoads, GPO Box 1644 Melbourne 3001

The renewal process is described on VicRoads’ website.

Queries have also been received about applications for new permits. The process for applying for new permits has not changed, and is described on VicRoads’ website. New club permits can continue to be applied for at VicRoads’ Customer Service Centres.

Please accept my apologies for any confusion caused.

I request that you pass this updated information to your constituent clubs.

John Lewis
Principal Practice Advisor – Registration and Licensing

VicRoads Club Permit Scheme

The Club Permit Scheme is a log book based permit scheme that allows motoring enthusiasts to enjoy 45 or 90 days occasional use of historic and classic vehicles which comply with the relevant standards.

The Rover Car Club of Australia Inc is an approved club under the scheme and financial members may apply to have their eligible vehicles included in the scheme.

RCCA requirements for processing a Scheme Application are as follows:

  • Club permit application (from VicRoads)
  • Eligibility and standards declaration (from VicRoads)
  • Valid certificate of roadworthiness (owner to supply)
  • Copy of Club Permit Scheme Handbook (from RCCA)
  • New permit holders must send a copy to the Club Permit Administrator of the new number plate paperwork when issued by VicRoads
  • New permit holders must provide a series of snap shots, front, rear, side (door open) and of chassis/ID/ADR plate
  • Note that for modified vehicles new guidelines VSI 33 (VicRoads) describe permitted changes for pre 1969 categories and VSI 8 describes modifications beyond VSI 33 that require inspection by a VicRoads certified engineer
  • All relevant documentation needs to be sighted and signed by an approved Club Officer.
  • For a Club Permit Scheme vehicle to be legal, the permit holder must continue to be a financial member of RCCA

RCCA will maintain an up to date register of CPS vehicles to be made available to VicRoads on request.

RCCA to hold dated photos of all cars under the Scheme.

For other details refer to the Club Permit Scheme Handbook available from RCCA from RCCA Regalia Officer.

The RCCA has a Club Permit Administrator for any questions about the operation of this Scheme – Mike Petryszyn, contact details are in VT/ST magazines. But for non members if you have any questions please phone Cub phone number 0431 858 582.

Important Change to RCCA Guidelines effective January 2016:

Members please note that the following revised rules included in the RCCA Club Permit Scheme Handbook now apply to the issuing of Club Permits.

5.2 Club Permits are to be available only to those who have been a member of the RCCA for a minimum of 3 months.

5.2.1 The Committee will however consider applications under the 3 month period based on their merit. Such special applications may include, but not be limited to, such reasons as returning lapsed members or people moving from interstate.

5.3 Club Permits will only be approved for Rover vehicles.

5.3.1 The Committee will however consider applications for a non-Rover to be granted a Club Permit if the owner already has, and continues to have, at least one Rover on a Club Permit.

New Permit Handbook:
A new AOMC Club Permit Handbook is now available. These can be purchased from Regalia Officer either at meetings or by post. It is important that if you have a Club Permitted car that you have a copy of the current Handbook in your possession.

The Club Permit Scheme is of great advantage to our club members and Permit Members must be aware of all the Rules, and their obligations.

Please NOTE in accordance with the Scheme, Vehicles are able to be used for any purpose EXCEPT FINANCIAL GAIN.

Further information relating to the Scheme:

Comprehensive details on any CPS matter can be seen here on VicRoads Website.

The Association Of Motoring Clubs has prepared some explanatory notes on the Regulations & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the new scheme are on the AOMC web pages here.