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.
Notice to all members: Proposed changes to the Club Permit Scheme
As some of you may be aware VicRoads have proposed some changes to the current Club Permit Scheme.
From feedback we have received from members there seems to be a lot of confusion discussed about what these changes will be
and how it will affect you the member.
As these changes have not been finalised by VicRoads as yet and will not be confirmed for several weeks to come.
We wish to advise all members that every person with the Club Permit Scheme through the Victorian Torana Club will be officially
notified of these changes as soon as possible once they are officially confirmed.
Thank you for your support and understanding, with this matter.
Victorian Torana Club Committee.
Eastern and South Easters suburbs:
Dave Vale -
Northern and Western Suburbs:
Harold Sutton -
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:
- Veteran vehicles – manufactured before 1 January 1919;
- Vintage vehicles – manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
- 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).
Conditions of use:
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.
- 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. Permit holders are not restricted to club sanctioned
activities when using their vehicles.
- The vehicle that is being driven on a valid Club Permit must be maintained in a manner which ensures that the vehicle is in a 'safe condition' for use on a highway.
- 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. On each day of use, a logbook entry must be made prior to the vehicle being used (unless the vehicle is within 100 metres of the garaged address).
- Ensure that the Club Permit number plate(s) and windscreen label as issued by VicRoads are correctly displayed on the vehicle at all times.
Applying for a club permit:
To apply for a Club permit you will need to complete a Club Permit Application form together with:
- 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
- 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
- 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, 279 KB, 8pp.],a Street Rod Inspection certificate issued by any VASS Signatory authorised to undertake street rod inspections
- Club Permit fee - refer to Permits (Club, Rally and Unregistered Vehicle Permits)
- If the vehicle is recorded as a ‘Repairable’ Write Off, a Vehicle Identification Validation (VIV) Certificate is required to be issued prior to a Club Permit application being processed. Once you application has been accepted from VicRoads you will be issued with a:
- Club permit certificate to be affixed to the inside cover of the logboo
- Windscreen label to assist in identifying vehicles operating with a current permit;
- Logbook to record the use of the vehicle over the permit period.
- Number Plates (only single number plates are issued to veteran and vintage vehicles, trailers and motorcycles) with the allocated Club Permit number which are only manufactured in a maroon coloured background with white characters.
Renewing and extending a Club Permit:
Once you have received the renewal for your Club Permit in the mail, you must:
- Provide your Club/Association with the Club Permit Renewal for your vehicle, the Club Secretary (or other authorised official) must sign the renewal to declare that you are a current member of that particular Club/Association.
- Attend any VicRoads Customer Service Centre to pay the renewal, or Mail renewal to VicRoads with a cheque, money order or credit card details
For Club Permit holders who obtain a 45 day permit but later on decide that it is not enough, another 45 day permit may be purchased later on.
This may be done by calling VicRoads on 13 11 71 or attending a VicRoads Customer Service Centre requesting a second 45 day renewal. The Club Secretary (or other authorised official) must also sign this renewal to
declare that you are still a current member of that particular clubor association.
Payment can then be made in either of the ways mentioned above.
The Club Permit certificate is to be attached to the nominated page in the Club Permit logbook but only after payment has been processed and the certificate stamped by VicRoads
Club Permit holders will not be able to obtain a permit to drive their vehicle for more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.
Cancelling a Club Permit:
To cancel a Club Permit the permit holder must contact VicRoads with relevant evidence of identity
Refunds are not available for Club Permits once the period for which the permit obtained has commenced.
Club Permit plates have white characters on a maroon background.
When submitting your Club Permit application at any VicRoads Customer Service Centre, in most cases you will receive your number plates on the spot. If you submit your application by mailing it into VicRoads, you will
have to wait for the delivery of your number plates.
Custom plates cannot be issued to a vehicle on the Club Permit Scheme.
Find your closest VicRoads Customer Service Centre
Note: Customer Service Centre's do not always carry Veteran plates and do not carry Street Rod plates.
Lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed Number Plates
If a Club Permit number plate is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, a new number plate with the next available sequential number will be issued. To replace Club Permit number plates the permit holder is required to attend a VicRoads Customer Service Centre that has club permit number plates where plates will be given on the spot.
If a permit holder attends a VicRoads Customer Service Centre that does not have Club Permit number plates, the replacement plates will be mailed out.