What is the AOMC?

  The Association of Motoring Clubs Inc. (AOMC) is a not for profit organisation established in 1976 and now comprises over 200 member clubs and represents some 45,000 vehicle enthusiasts in Victoria with vehicles from the Veteran era through to current models.

The Association, totally run by volunteer staff, represents all hobby motorists at State level and is a member of the national body, the Australian Historic Motoring Federation Inc. Contacts have been established with similar groups in other countries.

The AOMC will admit as a member any bona-fide vehicle club (including motorcycles); having modified vehicles within its ranks does not preclude a club from membership.

A Supporter's Information Service for individuals is available by subscription.

The AOMC communicates with its member clubs by: quarterly Newsletters, delegates meetings, special mailings (frequent for topical issues) and visits to clubs that can be arranged by a phone call.

The AOMC runs seminars to assist member clubs in their managment and to disseminate relevant information affecting motoring enthusiasts.

The AOMC's involvement in matters concerning the preservation, restoration, authentication of historic vehicles, and legislation that may affect vehicle enthusiasts is well known and respected by Government and non-Government organisations.

If you know of a vehicle club, which is not a member of the AOMC, we would like to know about it - the Association maintains a free referral service for all vehicle clubs (member or not) to assist the public in making contact with Clubs.

The AOMC has ongoing commitments to:

  •  providing a telephone/fax information service regarding the Club Permit Scheme in Victoria,
  •  maintaining a calendar of significant motoring events in Victoria, especially those organised by vehicle clubs, and publishing the list in the Newsletter. (Soon to be on Internet),
  • collating, evaluating and distributing information on current topics to:
    •  member clubs
    •  individual supporters
    •  other State level bodies
    •  non-member clubs as the need arises.
  •  presenting the AMERICAN MOTORING SHOW & the CLASSIC SHOWCASE (Formerly the British & European Motoring Show) each year to raise funds to maintain the AOMC. These Shows give enthusiasts with similar interests and the public a chance to get together in a picnic atmosphere to compare vehicles from other continents.
  • maintaining and providing a search service of the engine number records for vehicles registered in Victoria up to 1984.

    Currently the AOMC is involved in:

    • reviewing the Victoria EPA's reports on clean air and making submissions and recommendations regarding those reports.
    • responding to reports of abuse of the Club Permit Scheme; the hard won rights of vehicle enthusiasts must not be jeopardised.
    • storing Victoria's historic engine number records that can enable owners to authenticate vehicles that are no longer registered with VicRoads. Victoria is now the only State that has such records. More details can be found on the AOMC web pages. Searches can be requested by writing to the AOMC.
    • acting on decisions taken at meetings of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation.
    • putting Submissions to State and Federal Government on Legislative Reviews. A recent submission to the Industry Commission Inquiry into the Automotive Industry and Tariffs proposed zero sales tax on engine tuning components as an alternative to tariff reductions.
Updated 10.10.12

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