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Club Meetings:
Third Tuesday of each month
(excluding January)

Club Kilsyth
Cnr Canterbury & Colchester Rds,

Bayswater Nth. 
8pm Sharp.

Melways Ref. Map 51 E10


Our club is for anyone who has
an interest in Toranas
of any kind. Club members
cars include daily drivers,
show cars, drag cars,
original, modified, etc. We also cater for people
who just have an interest in Toranas but dont own one.

The Victorian Torana Club
has been a non-profit enthusiast’s
car club for over 20 years.

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Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 04:57

Club Plates / Club Permit Scheme:

There are a number of VTC and VicRoads requirements in regard to Club Plates/Club Permit Scheme.

Below you will find details on what is required to be eligible for Club Plates.
We have endeavoured to answer as many questions as possible here but if you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact the club CH plate Officers listed below. They will be able to not only answer any questions you may have but will also be able to organize documentation and a viewing of the car.

Eastern and South Easters suburbs:
Dave Vale -

Northern and Western Suburbs:
Harold Sutton - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .au

Club Regulations:

The Victorian Torana Club Inc has been an active participant in the Vic Roads – Club Permit Scheme sine 2004.Providing permits for Classic and Historic number plates which are available to vehicles over 30 years.
The purpose of these permits is to allow you to attend club runs/outings or other AOMC sanctioned events. It is not a form of low-cost registration.
It is a privilege for our club to offer the Vic Roads Club Permit Scheme.
Our Club’s policy and rules apply to all members who wish to participate in the scheme. The club’s policy and constitution are to be read in conjunction with the Victorian Club Permit Scheme.
•    Must be an active member of the V.T.C for a min of 3 months before they can apply for a Club Permit
•    A $30 fee applies for every additional car (including family membership)
•    All cars must be submitted with a current roadworthy certificate before applying for a Club Permit with the V.T.C.
•    All Club Permit holders (country members included) must attend at least 4 activities a year, with at least one being with your car.
It is the Victorian Torana Club’s responsibility for the policing of the Club Permit Rules.
All cars applying for the Club Permit must be of period modifications
HB 4 cyl.                    LC/LJ 6 cyl max. 202 ci with turbo (SL/T UC Torana)
LH-LX max V8 – 308 base – VN EFI        UC max 6 cyl 202
All cars may have: Brake upgrades, Webber, Stromburg multi carbi – 6 cyl, 9” dif conversion, roll cages (with padding), Drop Tanks, Turbo kits 6 cyl (SL/T UC Torana), Wheels: Simmons, Hotwire, after market type for the era.
Final discretion lies with the Club Permit Officer in regards to vehicle eligibility.
Any breach of the above rules will require the club to inform Vic Roads and subsequent breach by the same member will result in the withdrawal of the scheme to that member indefinitely. There will be no exceptions to his rule.
The V.T.C Club Permit Scheme is only available to the club cars of the Victorian Torana Club. The member’s priority vehicle is to be a Torana. Any other model that is eligible for the Club Permit Scheme maybe recognised by the club at the discretion of the Club Scheme officer.
Members must be active in the club to remain eligible. If a membership is to lapse the member will be required to immediately return their club plates to Vic Roads. The V.T.C will inform Vic Roads in writing within 28 days if a member is no longer eligible for the Club Permit Scheme with the V.T.C

Above mentioned rules are subject to change at any time without notice.


VicRoads Regulations:

The Victorian club permit scheme allows members of car clubs (including motorcycle, trailer/caravan and machinery clubs) that are recognised by VicRoads to make limited use of historic vehicles on the road network.

A club permit can be issued to the following vehicles in the following categories:

  1. Veteran vehicles – manufactured before 1 January 1919;
  2. Vintage vehicles – manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
  3. Classic and Historic vehicles - manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.

These categories can include trailers and modified vehicles such as street rods. Vehicles which are replicas of vehicles in the above mentioned categories may also be issued with a club permit.

Club permits are issued for 12 month periods and vehicles are issued with specific club permit plate(s).


From 1 February 2011, new conditions of use for club permit vehicles apply.

Under the new conditions of use, permit holders are no longer restricted to club sanctioned activities when using their vehicles. Club Permit vehicles can be used at any time for any purpose other than for the carriage of goods or passengers for hire or reward.

A logbook is issued to permit holders to record the use of the vehicle over the permit period. A log book entry must be made each day that the vehicle is used (unless the vehicle is within 100 metres of the garaged address).

A logbook must be carried in the vehicle, or on the rider in the case of motorcycles, at all times the vehicle is in use.

Financial members of VicRoads’ approved clubs are able to apply for either a 45 or 90 day permit depending on how much use they expect to make of their vehicles over a 12 month period. If a person obtains a 45 day permit but later decides that this is not enough, another 45 day permit may be purchased later on.

However, no-one will be able to obtain a permit to drive their vehicle for more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.

Other features of the new scheme include:

  1. A windscreen label will be issued to assist in identifying vehicles operating with a current permit;
  2. VicRoads may suspend or cancel a permit if the permit holder fails to comply with the permit conditions or engages in conduct which threatens public safety or undermines the integrity of the permit scheme;
  3. Clubs are required to sign an agreement with VicRoads that they meet certain obligations including that they notify VicRoads if they become aware or reasonably suspect a pattern of incorrect use of a logbook by a member. If this is not done, VicRoads will be able to revoke the club’s approval to be part of the scheme.

Club permit holders already on the scheme prior to 1 February 2011 have been issued with a free 90 day transitional logbook. The transitional logbook will be able to be used until the current permit expires. The logbook is valid until the permit expiry date and allows use up to a maximum of 90 days prior to the expiry date.

Permit holders operating with the transitional logbook are not issued with a windscreen label or log book certificate sticker until the current permit is renewed after 1 February 2011.

Slim line club permit number plates are now available from VicRoads.


Applying for a club permit
To apply for a Club permit you will need to complete a Club Permit Application form together with:

  1. Written verification by the club secretary (or person authorised by VicRoads) that the applicant for the club permit is a member of the car club
  2. In the case of a club historic vehicle that is not a street rod, a current certificate of roadworthiness or a letter from a scrutineer authorised by the club, stating that the vehicle is safe for use on the road
  3. In the case an application made in respect of a street rod, that is a vehicle modified in excess of the level prescribed in the Vehicle Standards Information No.8. (VSI8) document [PDF, 1.06 MB, 6pp.], a Street Rod Inspection certificate issued by Jean - Christophe Bonneville (VASS No. 1042) of Bonneville Consulting, 19 Cantala Court, Endeavour Hills, Victoria 3802. Bonneville Consulting can be contacted on Tel: 0427212464.
  4. Club Permit fee - refer to Permits (Club, Rally and Unregistered Vehicle Permits)


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:01