Historic vehicle registration
& club permits

Ferrari Club Australia members can access historic vehicle registration and club permits for their Ferraris, subject to state eligibility criteria.

Most states will approve the conditional registration of historic vehicles and club permits for members of the Ferrari Club Australia who reside in that state. 

 

Usually the member's vehicles may be Ferraris and/or other brands.

Conditional registration and club permits are usually for qualified vehicles 25 - 30 years or older (except Unique Vehicles in WA), that are not used as daily transport.

 

Each state administers their own scheme.

 

These schemes offer lower cost registration but place some restrictions on the use of the vehicle, typically allowing club events only.  For many owners this is not an impediment as it's how they use their car  anyway.

 

Other benefits may be a reduction in the cost of insuring the vehicle and stamp duty exemptions on purchase.     

There are limitations on the vehicles.

Following  is a brief summary of the scheme in each state. 

ACT:  Historic Motor Vehicle Registration

Vehicles owned by Ferrari Club members resident in the ACT may be eligible to participate in the concessional registration scheme for older vehicles which are used on a limited basis by their owners as a recreation or hobby.

Basic rules:

  1. The vehicle must be 30 years of age inclusive and be stock, not modified.   

  2. Distance travelled within the ACT should not exceed 2,000 miles or 3,000 km on average each year.

  3. Log book of each journey to be  kept by owner.

There are three main categories of use under this registration scheme :

  1. Events organised or approved by the Ferrari Club, which is affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs

  2. Occasional test runs of up to a 40km radius;

  3. Specific occasions not related to club use such as weddings when permission is first obtained from the appropriate club.

Travel to and from interstate Ferrari Club events is permitted. Annual vehicle inspection is not required, however Ferrari Club registrar must endorse the registration renewal each year.  

The annual registration fee is around $120.

More information on the ACT government website  

Contact:​

Michael Rensch

ACT Historic Registrar

Ferrari Club of Australia

GPO Box 2727

Canberra ACT 2601

Email act@fca.org.au

Phone 0413 947 467‬‬

QUEENSLAND:  Special Interest Vehicle Scheme

Vehicles owned by Ferrari Club Australia members resident in Queensland may be eligible to participate in the concessional registration scheme for older vehicles which are used on a limited basis by their owners as a recreation or hobby.

 

The vehicle must be 30 years of age and vehicles registered under the scheme have certain limitations placed on their use. Vehicles can be used for:

 

  • Participating in events organized by the Ferrari Club, or by any incorporated vehicle club

  • Participating in events for which a Special Events Permit has been issued

  • Weddings etc. involving immediate family.

  • Showing in functions for religious, charitable or education purposes.

  • Travel in order to have vehicle repaired.

  • Road testing within a 15 km radius from the place where the vehicle is garaged or repaired.

  • Travel to and from local and interstate Ferrari Club events, or any events by an incorporated vehicle club

When registering your vehicle with Queensland Transport as a Special Interest Vehicle you will need to have:

  1. A letter from the Ferrari Club to verify the age of the vehicle and that you are a current member

  2. Your Ferrari Club membership card

  3. A completed Concessional Registration form, available on Queensland Transport website.

  4. The current number plates from your car, though some personalized plates may be used.

  5. A current driver’s license.

Though the Ferrari Club is not involved after you have obtained your Special Vehicle registration, it is most important that you keep your Ferrari Club membership current and paid. Your car registration is not valid without current Ferrari Club membership. 

More information on the Queensland Transport website 

Contact: 

Ray Helm

QLD Historic Register

Ferrari Club Australia

94 Paradise Road

Forrestdale QLD 4118

Email   membership@fca.org.au

Phone  07 3800 1466  or 0412 115 974

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Conditional Registration Scheme

NSW RMS approves the Conditional Registration of Historic Vehicles owned by members of the Ferrari Club Australia who reside in NSW.  The member's vehicles may be Ferraris and/or other brands.

Conditional Registration is for qualified vehicles 30 years or older based on the year of manufacture. The vehicle must be as close to original condition as possible with no alterations except for safety features such as seatbelts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options. Note that a New Conditional Registration Scheme has been developed to cover older, modified, unoriginal vehicles. 

 

The NSW RMS administers the scheme. There are limitations on the vehicles. 

The owner must be a financial member of the Ferrari Club Australia. The cost of registering a vehicle under this scheme is significantly lower than normal registration, but there are restrictions on usage, and commercial use or work or daily transport is not permitted.  

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Vehicles registered under the  NSW Historic Vehicles Scheme can be used for any event organised by the Ferrari Club Australia or other approved Clubs provided it is an official, published, Club event. There are no restrictions on distance travelled and travel to events in other states and territories is permitted.

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Vehicles can also be driven on roads for servicing purposes within a short distance from their place of garaging.

 

​A vehicle can also be used for an additional 60 days per year of driving outside of Club organised events but these drives must be entered into a log-book before commencing driving on that day.  In practice, this simply means entering a date and time on a sheet of paper (log book) supplied during the RMS registration process.​

More information on the NSW RMS website 

See step-by-step procedure on the Ferrari Club NSW website under NSW Historic Vehicle Registration Rules

Contact: 

Paul Sapienza                      

NSW Historic Registrar       

Ferrari Club of Australia     

45 Waratah St
Croydon NSW 2133

Email psapienza@optusnet.com.au

Phone 0422 069 748‬   

VICTORIA:  Club Permit Scheme

Classic and Historic vehicles owned by Ferrari Club members resident in Victoria  may be eligible to participate in the Club Permit scheme to make limited use of historic vehicles on the road network.

The permit scheme offers significant savings compared to normal registration. 

To be eligible to participate in the club permit scheme the vehicle must be manufactured more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.

 

Club permits are available for 45 days or 90 days annual use, with no more than 90 days use in a 12 month period.

Club permit vehicles can only be used for private use and not for commercial use (for example wedding hire).

A log book detailing the use must be kept in the vehicle and a log book entry must be made for each day the vehicle is used and the driver must ensure they are familiar with the log book requirements. The owner must maintain financial membership of the Ferrari Club at all times whilst holding a club permit.

When first applying for a permit the "Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles" form must be signed by the Ferrari Club Australia (Victoria) safety Officer/Scrutineer declaring the vehicle is safe for use on the road and meets relevant vehicle standards requirements.

VicRoads require the Ferrari Club Australia (Victoria) to maintain a database of new applications and this database includes specific photos of the vehicle(s).

 

The Ferrari Club Safety Officer/Scruntineer can only sign this form if the Road Worthiness Certificate (RWC) is issued from an approved testing station within the last 30 days.  You may also need a Vehicles Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS) Club Permit approval certificate if the vehicle wasn't originally produced for the Australian market (i.e. no compliance plate and/or no previous Australian registration history) and was manufactured after 31 December 1968.

To renew your permit the Ferrari Club authorised officer must sign the renewal to declare that you are a current member of the Ferrari Club Australia (your membership card has the dates).

Club permit vehicles may be driven throughout all States and Territories (except WA) provided the vehicle complies with Victorian requirements for the holding of the club permit. Victorian club permit vehicles cannot be used on WA roads as they are considered to be unlicensed in WA (unlicensed is the same as unregistered in Victoria).

More information on the Vic Roads website 

The complete process is on the Ferrari Club Australia (Victoria) website under Victoria Club Permit Rules

Contact (business hours): 

Marc Airo Farulla

VIC Authorised Officer 

Ferrari Club Australia

Phone  0413 510 828

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Conditional Registration

In South Australia conditional registration allows certain vehicle types to be registered for use on the road network. To be eligible the vehicle manufacture date must be prior to 1 January 1979 and usage is restricted to no more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.

 

In recognition of their limited use, vehicles are exempt from registration charges and only pay a third party insurance premium, administration fees and a reduced emergency services levy.

 

The vehicle cannot be driven for fee, hire or reward and the owner of the vehicle must be a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club.  Before the start of each journey, details of the journey must be recorded in a log book.

 

The owner must provide a statutory declaration to the Ferrari Club annually, verifying the eligibility of their vehicle to remain registered under the scheme.

 

The owner must make their vehicle available for inspection at the request of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or their recognised motor vehicle club.

 

In addition the Log book must be:

  1. Issued by recognised motor vehicle clubs, and

  2. In a form approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, and

  3. Carried in the vehicle at all times during a journey.

 

Summary of procedures for Conditional Registration of a Historic Vehicle is:

  1. Confirm the owner is a current financial Ferrari Club member. 

  2. Check any current or existing log books or permits.

  3. Check on whether vehicle has any exemption documentation by department’s vehicle standards division.

  4. Check to see that vehicle has compliance with specified South Australian Rules.

  5. Check Vehicle manufacture date is prior to 1 January 1979.

  6. Carry out vehicle inspection for accuracy of vehicle’s specification when compared with the original equipment the manufacture specified for the same year, make and model.

  7. Fill in all approval forms regarding historic registration.

  8. Sight proof of registration documents from owner

  9. Issue log book.

  10. Explain terms and conditions of Conditional registration.

 

More information on the SA Government website 

Contact (business hours): 

Mario Labriosciano

SA Historic Register

Ferrari Club Australia

c/- Veloce Motorsport

15 River  Street

Hindmarsh SA

Phone  08  8346 3766 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  Concessional License (Code 404)

Vehicles owned by Ferrari Club members resident in WA may be eligible to participate in the concessional registration scheme for unique and historic vehicles which are used on a limited basis by their owners as a recreation or hobby.

The vehicle must either be unique, or be at least 25 years old, to be classified within the “Unique & Historic” category.

The vehicle must be stock and not modified.

The distance travelled within WA should not exceed 2,000 miles or 3,000 km on average each year.

The License papers must be kept in the vehicle.

There are three main categories of use permitted under this registration scheme :

  1. Events organised or approved by the Ferrari Club, or any club affiliated with Council of Motoring Clubs (WA).

  2. Occasional test runs of up to a 50km radius from “home.”

  3. Specific occasions not related to club use such as weddings when permission is first obtained from the appropriate club.

Travel to and from interstate club events is permitted.

Annual vehicle inspection is not required, however the Ferrari Club registrar must endorse the registration renewal each year.  The annual registration fee is around $100.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the WA Transport website in this PDF document 

More information on the WA Transport website 

More information on Council of Motoring Clubs (CMC) Western Australia website 

There are 3 forms to complete:

  1. Form E81    - Vintage Vehicle License Concession Code 404 Application from WA Transport website.

  2. Form CMC1 - Certificate of Financial Membership from CMC (WA) website.

  3. Form CMC2 - Application for Assessment of a Unique/Historic Vehicle from CMC (WA) website.

Contact: 

Frank Ferrari

WA President & Historic Register

Ferrari Club Australia

Email   wa@fca.org.au

Phone  0419 421 087‬

Ferrari Club Australia state websites:

Queensland  |  NSW/ACT  |  Victoria  |  South Australia  |  Western Australia

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