Conditional registration

Historic, left-hand drive and street rod vehicles

The SA Government has made changes to simplify the conditional registration scheme for historic, left hand drive and street rod vehicles. This includes renaming the scheme to ‘Club Registration – A 90 day conditional registration scheme For Historic, Left Hand Drive and Street Rod vehicles’.

The Code of Practice for Club Registration (177.4 KB PDF) is available here.

If you own a historic, left hand drive or street rod vehicle you may be entitled to register your vehicle under this conditional registration scheme and obtain reduced registration fees.

In recognition of their limited use, these vehicles are exempt from registration charges and only pay a third party insurance premium, administration fees and a reduced emergency services levy.

All vehicle owners participating in the scheme must comply with the legislative requirements and maintain their vehicles in a roadworthy condition at all time.

Who can apply

Applicants must be a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club.

Historic, left hand drive and street rod vehicles may be:

  • conditionally registered to obtain reduced fees
  • registered for periods of one, two or three years
  • driven on a road for up to 90 days during any one year period of registration.

Conditions

The following conditions apply to vehicles registered under the conditional registration scheme for historic, left hand drive and street rod vehicles.

  • The vehicle cannot be driven for fee, hire or reward.
  • The owner of the vehicle must be a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club.
  • Before the start of each journey, details of the journey must be recorded in a log book.
  • The owner must make their vehicle available for inspection at the request of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or their recognised motor vehicle club.

Log books must be:

  • issued by recognised motor vehicle clubs
  • in a form approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
  • carried in the vehicle at all times during a journey.

Definitions

For the purposes of section 25(1)(a) of the  Motor Vehicles Act 1959 regulation 16 of the Motor Vehicle Regulations 2010 provides the following definitions for the purpose of conditional registration.

Historic vehicle

A motor vehicle is a historic vehicle if 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured.

Prescribed left-hand drive vehicle

A motor vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle if—

  • 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured.
  • the vehicle has its steering wheel on the left of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
  • has in force a certificate of exemption under section 163AA of the Road Traffic Act 1961 from compliance with specified Australian design rules or other vehicle standards.

A street rod vehicle

A street rod vehicle is a vehicle that—

  • has a body and frame that were manufactured before 1949.

OR

  • is a replica of a vehicle the body and frame of which were built before 1949.

AND

  • has been modified in accordance with requirements or specifications accepted by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles – e.g. the ‘National Guidelines for the Construction and Modification of Street Rods in Australia’)
  • has in force a certificate of exemption under section 163AA of the Road Traffic Act 1961 from compliance with specified Australian design rules or other vehicle standards.

How to apply for the conditional registration scheme

1. Complete the application form

2. Lodge the forms

Lodge the completed application forms at a Service SA customer service centre with the following:

  • the prescribed fees
  • For a historic vehicle, any exemption issued by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Vehicle Standards, Kateena Street, Regency Park (where applicable).
  • If the vehicle is a left hand drive, the left hand drive exemption issued by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Vehicle Standards, Kateena Street, Regency Park.
  • If the vehicle is a street rod vehicle, the certificate of exemption issued by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Vehicle Standards, Kateena Street, Regency Park.

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Page last updated 13 July 2017

Provided by:
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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Last Updated:
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