FAQs on the CPS

Frequently Asked Questions on the Victorian Logbook Club Permit Scheme

Updated 14.4.16

Additional Questions and Answers added since publication of the AOMC Club Permit Scheme Handbook (October 2015) are indicated.
An amendment sheet that may inserted in your Handbook can be downloaded  here

The following questions and answers have been prepared by the AOMC Executive from issues and questions raised in general forum with Victoria Police and VicRoads over a long period..

The Victorian Logbook Club Permit Scheme is administered by VicRoads under the VicRoads Business Rules. Victoria Police ensures compliance with the scheme.

Some issues of the Scheme may not be specifically addressed in the Regulations and VicRoads Business Rules and so may be open to the subjective interpretation and consequently fall within a "grey area".

As a consequence, where the interpretation is unclear, the AOMC recommends that the permit holder take a conservative position !!

Given the significant benefits and modest fees, users of the scheme must consider it a privilege rather than a right. Abuse of the scheme could result in far reaching implications to the individual, their club and the Permit Scheme in general, such as:

Fines for driving an unregistered vehicle, or
Loss of your individual Club Permit, or
Loss of your club's authority to operate the Club Permit Scheme, or
Cancellation of the Club Permit Scheme for all enthusiasts.

The introduction of the logbook scheme also places conditions on Clubs and individual club members to ensure the intent of the scheme. To this end, Authorised Clubs have been required to enter into an agreement with VicRoads. In general, the Logbook Club Permit Scheme applies to vehicles 25 years and older with a rolling 25 year year cutoff.

In summary, the Logbook CPS requires that :

- The holder is a financial member of a club,
- The vehicle is safe and roadworthy,
- The vehicle is not used for commercial purposes
- A logbook entry is made if the vehicle moves more than 100 metres from the vehicle's garage address.

Note a "day" in a logbook entry is from 12 midnight to 12 midnight.

Correspondence with VicRoads on the CPS should be addressed:

Club Permit Scheme
P.O. Box 1644


Amendments and additions to the CPS Handbook of October 2015


Q.61  I am attending a club rally over a few days.  Can I pre-fill some entries in my CPS log book to cover the period of the rally? 

A. No. Regulation 157(6) of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 does not allow permit holders to complete or partially complete entries in a log book which relate to a future day.  This means, no entry can be made relating to a day other than the current day of use.  Completion of a future date entry (full entry or partial) constitutes a breach of the log book obligations established by Regulation 157 and could be considered a breach of club permit conditions (regulation 157A).  It should be noted that if a breach of log book conditions occurs, VicRoads could suspend the permit (reg. 157E (b)) on the grounds that a log book condition has not been complied with.     (Added April 2016)




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