CLUB RESTO MY RIDE INC.
GETTING A CLUB PERMIT
The information below explains the steps you need to follow for your vehicle to be issued with a Club Permit.
STEP 1: JOIN CLUB RESTO MY RIDE
To be eligible to get a Club Permit you must be a member of Club Resto my Ride Inc.
Club Resto my Ride Inc is a VicRoads approved vehicle Club Association.
STEP 2: CHECK YOUR VEHICLES ELIGIBILITY
A Club Permit can be issued to the 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, Heavy vehicles and Modified vehicles such as Street Rods. Replicas of vehicles eligible for the above categories may also be issued with a Club Permit. Replica vehicles will be issued a club permit under the classic and historic vehicles category irrespective of the vehicle being replicated.
A replica means a light motor vehicle that is an individually constructed vehicle that resembles, as close as practicable, the appearance and dimensions of the production vehicle on which its design is based.
A Club Permit vehicle must comply with the Vehicle Standards, appropriate to the date the vehicle was manufactured, contained in Schedule 2 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021.
If the vehicle is imported and has been issued a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, the VIN must be stamped on the vehicle. Refer: Register an imported vehicle.
A Club Permit cannot be issued to:
- a currently registered vehicle
- a vehicle that is recorded on the Victorian or an interstate Written-off Vehicles Register as a statutory write-off
- a vehicle that has a Fines Victoria or hoon sanction
- a vehicle that is recorded as stolen.
Club Permits may be refused:
- if it is not satisfied that the vehicle is safe to use on a road or road related area or
- if a current Club Permit already exists for the same vehicle.
Calculating the vehicles manufacture date:
- If your vehicle is fitted with an Australian compliance plate, the plate date is the date of manufacture.
- If your vehicle is fitted with an import compliance plate or has no compliance plate, the date of manufacture is determined by a manufacturer’s build plate, a chassis number or documentary evidence from the manufacturer’s records.
- If your vehicle does not meet either of the above requirements, we may determine the manufacture date based on information sourced from our registration database, historical data, or evidence from our vehicle safety and compliance expert.
Please note: The day of manufacture cannot be established, therefore the day of manufacture is assumed to be the last day of the month.
STEP 3: OTHER CERTIFICATES YOU NEED
CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS
All Club Permit vehicles manufactured on or after 1 January 1949, except street rod vehicles, require a certificate of roadworthiness.
Get a certificate of roadworthiness at a roadworthy tester.
DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE ASSESSMENT SIGNATORY SCHEME ( VASS ) APPROVAL CERTIFICATE?
You’ll need to get a Vehicles Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS) approval certificate when the vehicle:
- is modified outside what is permitted in the vehicle standards or the guidelines as specified below
- is a replica that has not previously been registered or issued with a club permit
- is a Street Rod – never previously registered or permitted as a street rod in Victoria
- wasn’t originally produced for the Australian market (no compliance plate and/or previous Australian registration history) and was manufactured after 31 December 1968 (for motorcycles 30 June 1975)
Note: If a VASS Club Permit approval certificate has been provided for any modifications previously (where required) and no additional modifications have been made, a new certificate isn’t required for the vehicle to remain on the Club Permit scheme.
Find out how to get a VASS approval certificate.
IS THE VEHICLE A STREET ROD?
If the vehicle is a street rod you will also require an Australian Street Rod Federation (ASRF) inspection report signed by an authorised representative/signatory of the ASRF.
A vehicle that has previously been issued an interstate Street Rod permit or been registered interstate will require a current VASS approval certificate.
Note: You may still get a club permit for a street rod without the ASRF inspection report but you will not be issued street rod number plates.
STEP 4: GET YOUR APPLICATION APPROVED BY CLUB RESTO MY RIDE
Once you have the certificates, you will need to complete the following forms and get them approved by Club Resto my Ride Inc. Copies of the forms can be found in the Club Resto my Ride Member Portal, as well as on the Vic Roads website.
- The eligibility and standards declaration for club permit vehicles form [PDF 185 Kb]
- Club permit application form [PDF 97 Kb]
VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY AND STANDARDS DECLARATION FORM
- This form must be signed by an approved office bearer from Club Resto my Ride declaring the vehicle is safe for use on the road and meets relevant vehicle standards requirements.
- For vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1948, the approved office bearer can only sign this form if the Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC) is current and valid (within 30 days). If the RWC is more than 30 days old, then a new RWC is required.
- You must provide the original document to us with the Club Permit application.
CLUB PERMIT APPLICATION FORM
The Club Permit application form must be signed by:
- you (the applicant)
- an approved office bearer of Club Resto my Ride, indicating that you are a member of Club Resto my Ride.
- for street rod applicants wishing to obtain ‘SR’ plates, the Club Permit application must also be endorsed by an authorised representative of the Australian Street Rod Federation.
The Club Permit application must be signed and dated and received within 30 days of the declaration date on the Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles form, or the Club Permit application will be rejected by Vic Roads, and a new Club Permit application will be required.