A registration concession has been provided to veteran and vintage vehicle owners since the 1950s. The concession was extended in the 1970s to also accommodate "classic historic" vehicles, that is, those built at least 30 years ago. Street rods with a body and frame built prior to along with historic retired ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles. The veteran, vintage, classic and historic concession was reviewed in 1998 and has since been referred to as the Special Interest Vehicle Registration Concession Scheme.
This guide sets out the requirements for registering vehicles under the scheme and explains the conditions under which the scheme operates. Registered operators of special interest vehicles should be familiar with the conditions of use as outlined within this guide and ensure that anyone driving the vehicle is also familiar with these conditions. Failure to comply with the conditions of the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme is an offence and serious consequences may result.
To register your vehicle under the Special Interest Vehicle Registration Concession Scheme you will need to follow the standard registration procedures for a vehicle as well as completing a Vehicle Registration Concession Application (form F3937) and providing the following documents as proof of eligibility:
Club membership: Evidence of current membership with a Queensland incorporated vehicle club or association must be provided at the time of application for the concession. This must be on club letterhead, include details of the vehicle/s to be registered under the SIV scheme (such as vehicle make, model, year, chassis number) and be signed by a club official. Vehicles other than historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles must be registered in the name of the club member (individuals only).
Historic vehicle and dating certificate (if applicable): A historic vehicle and dating certificate is only required if the date of manufacture cannot be verified by TMR. TMR can verify a vehicle’s date of manufacture from an existing vehicle record, a previous registration certificate for the vehicle, import papers or from the identification (compliance) or manufacturer’s plate.
If a dating certificate is required, a dating officer (or club official) of a Queensland incorporated vehicle club or association must certify the vehicle’s authenticity and year of manufacture. This certificate must be on club letterhead or other official club documentation and include the vehicle details to identify the vehicle (e.g. chassis number).
Restricted vehicle use Vehicles registered under the scheme have certain limitations placed on their use. This is reflected in the reduced fees and compulsory third party insurance premium. Registered operators must confine their vehicle’s use to:
Participating in rallies organised by incorporated vehicle clubs
Participating in processions for which a Special Events Permit has been issued under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015
Exhibiting the vehicle in displays, fetes or similar functions conducted for religious, charitable or educational purposes
Ceremonial purposes (weddings, formals) involving immediate family members, or as part of a sanctioned club event, provided this is not done for fee or reward.
Immediate family means parents, grandparents, sons, daughters, grandchildren but not extended family relationships such as nephews and nieces
Preparing for, proceeding to, and returning from the above activities
Direct travel to and from an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) for the purposes of obtaining a safety certificate before offering the vehicle for sale
Travel in order to have the vehicle repaired. There is no distance restriction in these circumstances however, such travel must be reasonable and justifiable by the vehicle operator
Road testing within a 30 kilometre radius from the place where the vehicle is garaged or is being repaired. The purpose of the travel must be to road test the vehicle following repair or restoration, or for general vehicle maintenance and not for any other purpose. This does not include use as a means of transport.
Link to TMR for more information regarding the scheme:
Our club offers a Dating and Membership Certificate to eligible current members.