The Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) was introduced in January 2017 to cover recreational, historic vehicles that have been modified in some significant way. The Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) still continues to operate to cover historic vehicles that have not been modified, other than for period accessories, period tuning enhancements or approved safety upgrades.

The CVS is managed by the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs NSW Ltd through a Memorandum of Understanding, signed by the ACMC with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). The Rover Owners Club is affiliated with the Council of Motor Clubs (CMC), and the CMC is affiliated with the ACMC. Through these linking affiliations, ROC members have access to the CVS for any modified vehicles. The ACMC charges a fee of $30 per vehicle per year to access the CVS. This fee will be used by the ACMC to cover the administrative costs of managing the scheme for users.

Vehicles must be 30 years old, owners must hold a NSW license, be resident in NSW, and the vehicle needs to be garaged in NSW. Vehicles on the CVS may be used for club activities, and have access to the 60 day log book, for an additional 60 days of personal use per year.

The clubs HVS rules apply equally to CVS users – please read them and understand your obligations. Fines and points penalties apply for non compliance with the RMS log book scheme.

As vehicles can be modified to different degrees, you need to check the RMS website for the document titled VSI No.6 – Light Vehicle Modifications, which details what modifications are acceptable for self certification, and what modifications require an engineering certificate.

The process to register a vehicle on CVS is similar to the HVS. There are three RMS forms to complete, and one club form to complete. See the CVS Forms at the foot of this web page to download all the documents. Refer to the CVS Registration Checklist document we have prepared to assist members with the initial application and subsequent renewals.

One difference with establishing a CVS registration is that you need a Safety and Identity Check (formally blue slip) the first time, regardless of whether your vehicle is registered or unregistered, and then a Vehicle Safety Check (formally pink slip) for subsequent renewals.

We have summarized the main features of the scheme above, however, the CMC website has a comprehensive CVS information page with a detailed guideline, as well as sample forms and blank RMS forms, which can be downloaded. The CMC CVS information page also has a link to the RMS website page on CVS, which includes the full details of the scheme, details of the MOU signed with the ACMC, and a link to VSI No.6 for assessing Light Vehicle Modifications.

We recommend you read both the CMC CVS guideline and the RMS website on CVS.

The link to the CMC website is:
Council of Motor Clubs HVS Documents web page

If you require more information, contact either,

Steven Williams
ROC Club Plates Registrar
P: 02 9896 5650
M: 0450 706 519
E: [email protected]

Richard Dalziel
ROC Treasurer & Public Officer
P: 02 9489 3553
M: 0412 709 228
E: [email protected]


Click the links to download the forms

Roads & Maritime Services Forms:

• Download | Change of records form 1021 PDF

• Download | Classic Vehicle Declaration Form 1835 PDF

Download | Application for Conditional Registration form 1246 PDF

• Download | HVS Period Options & Accessories List PDF

ACMC NSW Ltd Guideline Documents:

• Download | Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) Application Guidelines (V2) ACMC PDF

• Download | CVS Registration Checklist (Sep 2019)-1 PDF

Rover Owners Club Forms:

• Download | Bylaw 1 Historic Vehicle Scheme – Feb 2016 – v3 PDF
( HVS rules of use apply to CVS)   

• Download | ROC Member Declaration and Vehicle Eligibility PDF

 • Download | ROC CVS Registration Checklist (May 2019) PDF