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Special Interest Vehicle Concession Scheme guide

How to apply

Complete the registration concession application (F3937) and take it to your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP office, Magistrates Court or local police station that provides vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting. You will also need to bring standard evidence of identity and proof of eligibility – refer to the relevant vehicle type below for proof of eligibility requirements.

The special interest vehicle concession can be applied to multiple eligible vehicles—there is no limit. Please complete a registration concession application (F3937) for each eligible vehicle.

Historic vehicles—proof of eligibility

Club membership – You are required to provide evidence of current membership with a Queensland incorporated vehicle club or association to be eligible for this concession. This membership should be maintained while the vehicle is registered under the scheme. Your club can provide evidence of your current membership, which needs to:

  • be on club letterhead
  • include details of your vehicle (make, model, year and chassis number)
  • be signed by a club official.

Club membership for organisations must be in the name of the person responsible for the organisation (for example the proprietor/business holder or director).

Dating certificate (if applicable) - A dating certificate is only required if the Department of Transport and Main Roads cannot verify the date of manufacture for your vehicle (from an existing or previous vehicle record, import papers, or from the identification or manufacturer’s plate). If a dating certificate is required, a dating officer (or club official) from a Queensland incorporated vehicle club or association will need to certify the vehicle’s authenticity and year of manufacture. This must be on club letterhead or other official club documentation and include details of the vehicle (make, model, year and chassis number).

Street rods and hot rods—proof of eligibility

Club membership – You are required to provide evidence of current membership with the Australian Street Rod Federation (ASRF) at the time of application and retain current membership while registered under the scheme. Compliance with this requirement may be verified at any time by TMR officers.

Compliance – Street rods must comply with all the specifications contained in the ASRF Queensland Street Rod Guidelines.

Modifications – If a street rod that is registered under the Special Interest Vehicle Registration Concession Scheme is modified in any way, it must be certified and replated under the LH9 or LH10 section of the Queensland Code of Practice – Vehicle Modifications.

Supporting documentation – The Queensland State Director of the ASRF must supply documentation certifying the vehicle was manufactured before 1949 or is a replica of a vehicle manufactured before 1949, or is a replica of a vehicle manufactured before 1949 and that applicant is a current member of the ASRF.

Historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles (no age limit) —proof of eligibility

There is no age restriction for historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles.

To be eligible for registration under the Special Interest Vehicle Concession Scheme, historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles must be registered in the name of one of the following:

  • an incorporated fire brigade
  • an incorporated ambulance service
  • a current member of an incorporated ambulance historical society or fire brigade historical society (proof of this membership is required on letterhead or other official documentation).
  • a current member of an incorporated vehicle club if vehicle is 30 years of age or more (proof of this membership is required on letterhead or other official documentation).

Club membership exemptions

If you live in a remote area or are unable to access an appropriate club, you may be eligible for an exemption from the club membership requirement. All exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre or QGAP office, Magistrates Court or local police station that provides vehicle registration services for more information.

In this guide:

  1. Eligible vehicles
  2. How to apply
  3. Conditions and restrictions
  4. What to carry in your vehicle
  5. Penalties
  6. Change of address
  7. Interstate recognition
  8. Number plates

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