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Special Interest Vehicle Concession Scheme guide

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 vehicles may be registered under the scheme if the vehicle is a:

  • light vehicle (gross vehicle mass (GVM) not over 4.5 tonnes) and at least 30 years old

or

  • heavy vehicle (GVM over 4.5 tonnes) at least 30 years old and has been issued with a Left Hand Drive Exemption Permit by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

In the case of historic ambulances and fire-fighting equipment vehicles, the vehicle must be converted to right hand drive if the vehicle is a:

  • light vehicle (GVM not over 4.5 tonnes) and less than 25 years old

or

  • heavy vehicle (GVM over 4.5 tonnes) and less than 30 years old.

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
  9. Removing a Special Interest Vehicle concession

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