Conditional Registration (CR) in NSW is a form of registration issued by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for vehicles over 30 years old and operated by a member of an RMS recognised club.
For a Registration Fee which includes CTP, CR allows you to use your car:
- for events organised by the Club;
- for events organised by another Club or recognised community organization, provided an official invitation has been received and documented by the Club;
- for servicing (obtain fuel, check tyre pressures, charge battery, check brakes etc) within a short distance from the place of garaging;
- for the inspection of the vehicle;
- for private use, with a maximum of 60 days per year.
No, CR doesn’t allow you to use the car for a trip to the supermarket, the beach, the pub or coffee shop, unless it is documented as one of the 60 days of private use. If you use your vehicle for reasons other than as mentioned above, and you have not completed the 60 day log book in advance of the journey, the car will be considered unregistered and uninsured. The other car that you might hit, or the person that you might injure, could cost you your family home.
The Sprite Car Club of Australia has RMS approval to issue CR to our members, and to arrange for the renewal of CR. We currently have over 350 vehicles on CR. Many of these are of course Sprites and Midgets, but there are some other interesting vehicles on the list: Morris Minor, MGB, XU1 Torana, Triumph Spitfire, Ferrari 308GST, US Army Hummer, 1071cc Mini Cooper, Indian Chief motocycle to name just a few.
To get a vehicle on Conditional Registration, it needs to be inspected by the Registrar and some RMS paperwork needs to be completed. The vehicle needs to be in roadworthy condition, which can be demonstrated by presentation of a Safety Inspection Report (“Pink Slip” or “Blue Slip”). It’s really that easy.
Conditional Registration is a privilege of membership of the SCCA, and not a right. The 350+ vehicles mentioned above are saving our Club members over $175,000 each and every year in registration and insurance costs, simply because the RMS have authorised us to participate on the scheme. For this reason, any breach of the RMS or the Club’s requirements regarding use of the vehicle, or renewal of the Registration, will be taken very seriously. For the benefit of all other members involved, breaches will be reported to the RMS and the member concerned counselled with regard to the matter. Continued breach of the regulations will result in the member’s expulsion from the SCCA.
So you have a 30 year old vehicle and want know more about Conditional Registration? Just phone or email:
Greg Holden, SCCA Registrar
phone: 0408 777936 between 8:00 am and 8:30pm