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Special interest vehicle scheme

Eligible vehicles

This concession is available for the following vehicles:

  • historic vehicles:
    • vehicles that are at least 30 years old
    • heavy buses that are at least 25 years old
  • street rods and hot rods:
    • vehicles modified for safe road use and have a body and frame built before 1949
    • replicas of a vehicle that have a body and frame built before 1949
  • historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles:
    • retired ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles (no age restriction) that are now used for display

Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicles may be registered under the scheme if they are a:

  • light vehicle (gross vehicle mass (GVM) not over 4.5 tonnes) and at least 30 years old
    or a
  • heavy vehicle (GVM over 4.5 tonnes) at least 30 years old and has been issued with a LHD Exemption Permit by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

In the case of historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles less than 30 years old, the vehicle must be converted to right hand drive (RHD).

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