FAQs on the CPS
Frequently Asked Questions on the Victorian Logbook Club Permit Scheme
Questions and Answers added since publication of the AOMC
Handbook (June 2011) 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 Title of " Victorian Logbook Club Permit Scheme" refers to a series of changes introduced by VicRoads to take effect on 1 February 2011. The regulations: Road Safety (Vehicles) Amendment (Club Permit) Regulations 2010 under which the Scheme operates, may be downloaded here in text form. Refer also to the instructions provided with your logbook.
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
|Q1. May I use my Club Permit Vehicle for
a family wedding?
A. Yes, the logbook requires an entry. Note that a CPS vehicle cannot be used for hire or reward hence a regular business in wedding transport is not permitted.
Q2. Can I tow a
trailer with a Club Permit Vehicle?
A2. Commercial vehicle (truck) , see Q3 below:
a (semi) trailer be placed on the CPS?
Can a learner driver operate a Club Permit Vehicle?
Why have I not received a renewal notice for my Club
Can a modified vehicle be used under the Club Permit
Under what conditions may I test my Club Permit Vehicle?
May my mechanic (repair garage) test drive my vehicle?
May I drive my Club Permit Vehicle interstate.
Our club has a display day at a Swap Meet. May I carry a
load of spare parts in my Club Permit Vehicle to sell at
the Swap Meet?
My CH number plate has been damaged. How can I replace
Can I have two garage addresses listed for my CH plated
want to put my bike rack on my CH vehicle, can I get
another small bike plate for the rack?
Can a Club get a list of owners of CH vehicles in their
club from VicRoads?
What are the limits to modifications permitted to CH
Q16. Can I sell
my vehicle with CH plate and can the CH plate be
transferred to the new owner?
Q17. Does the
driver of the CH plated vehicle need to be the permit
Q18. Can L
plate or P plate drivers operate a RHD CH plated vehicle?
Q19. Can L
plate or P plate drivers operate a LHD CH
Q20. I belong
to two clubs authorised to operate the Club Permit
Scheme. My CH plated vehicle is recorded by one club. Can
I have another 90 day Logbook issued through my other
Q21. Our club
is authorised to operate the Club Permit Scheme. We have
original vehicles over 25 years old on the scheme. We
also have members with replicas of these vehicles that
were made only 5 years ago. Can these replicas operate
under the CPS?
Q22. Can I park
my CH plated vehicle in the street on any day when it is
purchased my vehicle unregistered and in pieces. What
paperwork is needed to put my vehicle on the Club Perrmit
You should also
If you cannot supply the previous registration details but are certain that the vehicle was registered in Australia then it is recommended you provide a formal Statutory Declaration attesting to the information (including registration, engine and chassis numbers where possible). The results of an Engine Number search of the AOMC Engine Number Records for Victoria might be useful.
Generally, as with other VicRoads permits, there should be no need to present the vehicle for inspection at the time of applying for the Club Permit but in the event of dispute you should be able to have the vehicle available for either a VicRoads or VASS inspection. (Revised 1.2.11)
Q24. I have a
bus on the CPS. May I use it to carry passengers?
It should also be noted that some
heavy vehicles are subject to heavy vehicle fatigue laws,
regardless of whether they are carrying a load or
passengers for hire or reward. The operator of a
heavy vehicle that is defined as fatigue regulated
heavy vehicle is required to complete a work
diary as well as the club permit log book when the
vehicle is in use.
Q25. I attend
various car shows and displays on behalf of my employer.
My vehicle is on the CPS and is displayed with
advertising at the Trade Stall of my employer. Is this
Q26. I have
purchased an unregistered 26 year old LHD vehicle from
overseas. What paperwork is needed to put my vehicle on
the Club Permit Scheme?
Q27. Our club
has signed an agreement with VicRoads to operate under
the scheme. It requires the club to advise VicRoads of
unfinancial members. Does this mean all
unfinancial members or only those with CPS vehicles?
Q28. Under our
present Club consititution unfinancial members do not
cease to be members until after 3 months from the end of
the club's financial year. When must we advise VicRoads?
Q29. I used to
operate a transport business. I have since retired and
the company has been wound up. I have retained some of my
early trucks which are still signwritten with my company
name. Can I keep the signage on the vehicles if they are
on the CPS?
Q30. Are annual
roadworthiness inspections of CPS vehicles required?
Q31. Who is to
be responsible in our club for managing our club permit
Q32. Why must
our Club Permit Officer sight the Roadworthy Certificate
(RWC) or club Attestation of Safety for a new application
for a club permit?
Q33. Must my
trailer be fully registered when towed by a CPS vehicle?
Q34. Only a
single number plate is normally issued for Veteran and
Vintage vehicles; where should it be placed?
plan to purchase a vehicle (which is on full registration
at present) and put it onto the CPS. Can I transfer
the ownership from the previous owner direct to the CPS
and avoid paying Stamp Duty?
How should the logbook be filled in when I drive the CPS
vehicle in the morning to an event and my partner drives
it home later?
Can a financial member of a CPS club
transfer their CPS vehicle to another CPS club if
plan to put my Dual fuel (petrol/LPG) vehicle on the CPS.
The LPG system is an aftermarket installation. Is this
possible and what are the requirements?
am repainting my truck prior to putting it on the CPS. Do
I need to have the Tare & Gross ratings stated on the
club member has put his vehicle back on full registration
after being on the CPS. What should happen to the Club
Permit number plates, do they have to be returned to
arrangements are in place to allow cross border
VicRoads offices have CPS plates available on site?
Q43. What are
the requirements for a Club and a Member's family when
the holder of a Club Permit dies?
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