Why get a Club Permit?
Advantages of the Club Permit Scheme (CPS):
- The VicRoads fee is made up mostly of the TAC insurance. If extrapolated out over 365 days it can be seen to be fair value for the lesser period of 45 or 90 days.
- Because it is a permit, probationary drivers can drive V8 cars.
- There is no stamp duty applicable to CPS vehicles on the transfer of ownership. This can be a substantial saving.
- Insurance premiums are generally much cheaper.
- We are seeing greater values for cars once they have gone through the checks and balances of the CPS.
The CPS as managed by Vic Roads allows vehicles over 25 years of age to be registered on a pro-rate system of 45 or 90 days of driving on the road. For information regarding fees and for the intricate details of the VicRoads rules, check out the following links:
Each state in Australia has its own system and they are all different. Western Australia is the only state that does not recognise the Victorian Club Permit Scheme at this time.
Please see the information below regarding VicRoads Roadworthy Policy and their photo requirements, modified vehicle restrictions and requirements regarding providing a VASS Engineers Certificate and some tips for completing your logbook.
Roadworthy Certificates (RWC)
Vehicles going onto the CPS must have a current roadworthy certificate. A vehicle currently on red plates that have been purchased by a new owner must have a roadworthy certificate to enable it to be eligible for the CPS in the new owner’s name.
When the completed roadworthy is in your hands we swing into action as the details from that roadworthy must be entered on the VicRoads application forms. The first form is a “Club Permit Application.” The 2nd is a “Vehicle Eligibility Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles.” The FVAV Secretary will complete these forms and express post them to the owner along with a letter of current club membership.
Just because you have a roadworthy doesn’t mean the car complies with VSI 33. If the car has been modified beyond VSI 33 then a VASS Engineers Certificate may be required.
EPA noise levels
To clear up a common misunderstanding, noise levels are not checked on a roadworthy but if the roadworthy inspector or engineer believes the vehicle is too noisy, they can request an EPA test. There are 20 testers in the state. The maximum noise levels for stationary vehicles are not to exceed the following levels for a:
Passenger vehicle (Other than a bus);
- Before 1 November 1983 = 96 dB
- After 1 November 1983 = 90 dB
Motorcycle or tricycle;
- Before 1 March 1985 = 100 dB
- After 1 March 1985 = 94 dB
Trucks, buses and heavy vehicles are different again. The EPA has put out a “Technical guidelines for air and noise emission requirements for modified in-service vehicles.”
VicRoads require clubs to maintain specific photos of vehicles. If requested, we are required to produce all photos and documents as part of an audit. One of the requirements is that each picture is dated.
The required photos are:
- Engine bay
- Engine number
- VIN Number (17 or 14 digits long)
- Chassis number
- Inside the cabin preferably on the driver’s side
After all the pictures are satisfactorily received by the FVAV Secretary the appropriate forms can be prepared then posted to your address. VicRoads require original documents.
The owner or an authorised representative can take the appropriate paperwork to a VicRoads office where new red plates and a logbook can be issued immediately if they are in stock.
VicRoads need to see the following paperwork:
- Vehicle proof of ownership document (for example: a receipt or previous registration papers in your name). Documented evidence is essential.
- The green copy of the roadworthy certificate provided by the mechanic.
- An original completed “Club Permit Application” completed and signed by the FVAV Secretary.
- An original completed “Vehicle Eligibility Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles.” completed and signed by the Club Scrutineer. The details on the Roadworthy Certificate must be included on this form.
- Your FVAV membership card.
What you will need for us to put you on a Club Permit is:
- Be a current financial member of Formula Vee Association of Victoria
- A current RWC and VASS certificate (if the vehicle is modified)
- Club Permit Application form
- Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles form
- Proof of ownership
- Scrutineering photos
It is a legal requirement for us to keep photos, registration numbers, and registration dates otherwise we can lose our ability to offer club permits and everyone suffers. If you do not provide this information you may have your permit cancelled.