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The British and European Automobile Club (Southern Highlands NSW) Inc (BEAC) is registered with Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to offer financial club members within NSW the opportunity to conditionally register unmodified vehicles that are 30 years and older under the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS). This is often referred to as club registration or club plates.

HVS users must maintain a continuous financial club membership to access the scheme.  The current HVS arrangements include an option to use a log book, issued at a service centre, for up to 60 days of general use (ie maintenance and personal use) each year, outside of club organised events.

Each participating club has a responsible person (Club Plates Registrar or CPR), whose name is recorded with the RMS and who keeps a list of club members and vehicles operating under the scheme.  In respect of club vehicles where the use of a log book has not been selected, the CPR is also responsible for maintaining a log of non-club use eg when vehicles are driven for repair or maintenance.

The CPR is authorised by the RMS to sign and stamp the Historic Vehicle Declaration (HVD) form which accompanies the annual registration renewal, and any new registration applications, to confirm the vehicle’s and the member’s ongoing compliance with the scheme.

The current combined administration and CTP fee (as at 1 July 2019) is $46 per year, with a one off number plate fee (currently $47) charged when establishing a new registration.  Note that registration and/or number plates are not transferrable.

A Vehicle Safety Check (formally pink slip) is required under the HVS to establish a new registration or renew a registration for a vehicle on HVS.  Should you decide to register the vehicle on full (non-conditional) registration, a Safety and Identity Check (formally blue slip) will be required.

As the 60 days of personal use are in addition to any Club activities, you should,

carry a club calendar or magazine,
• enter Personal or Maintenance runs in the RMS log book, at the start of each day of use.

Please refer to the Club’s HVS rules on the club website for full details, or contact the CPR to get the RMS application forms required for a new HVS registration, or to discuss the scheme and options.

You can also visit the RMS website, click on this link:

RMS NSW Historic Vehicle Scheme

Contact | Rob Stenvert | Historic Plates Registrar
British & European Automobile Club (Southern Highlands NSW) Inc.
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Click the links to download the forms

Roads & Maritime Services Forms:

• Download | Change of records form 1021 PDF

• Download | Historic Vehicle Declaration form 1259 PDF

• Download | Application For Conditional Registration form 1246 PDF

• Download | HVS Period Options & Accessories List PDF

British & European Automobile Club (Southern Highlands NSW) Inc. Forms:

• Download | BEAC Bylaw 1 Conditional Registration PDF

• Download | BEAC Bylaw 2 Historic Conditional Registration PDF

• Download | BEAC HVS Member Declaration (NOV 2015) PDF