Classic Vehicle Log Book trial

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services have developed a Classic Vehicle Log Book trial. A classic vehicle is 30 years of age or older.


About the trial

The log book trial allows for vehicles operating under the Historic Vehicle Scheme and Classic Vehicle Scheme to be used for 60 days of general use (ie maintenance and personal use) each year, outside of club organised events. Each day of general use must be recorded in a log book issued at a registry or service centre.

The log book trial has been extended and will operate for a further two years from 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Further evaluation will be completed during this period.

Questions and answers



  • The main difference between the two schemes are:

    Vehicles (including trailers) under the Historic Vehicle Scheme must:

    • must be 30 years of age or older as from the year of manufacture
    • must be as close to original condition as possible, with no modifications except for safety features such as seat belts and turn indicators or period accessories and options, if desired
    • To establish or renew, a Historic Vehicle Declaration, signed by an official of a recognised and participating historic vehicle club and not greater than 42 days old. Please note that a vehicle safety inspection report must be presented if the club is less than two years old.

    Classic vehicles under the Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) are:

    • 30 years of age or older
    • up to 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass
    • not being a plant vehicle or trailer, and
    • complying with the relevant NSW vehicle standards.

    Classic Vehicles must be inspected by an Authorised Examiner and be issued a passed Inspection report to confirm that the vehicle is suitable for safe use and complies with the relevant NSW vehicle standards (including the permissible modifications as detailed in Vehicle Standards Information No. 6 Light vehicle modifications or the Compliance Certificate, if required)

    • To establish a conditional registration, an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection report must be presented. This will consist of a Safety Check, Identity Check and Design Check. (previously known as a ‘blue slip’)
    • To renew a conditional registration, a Safety Check report must be presented. (previously known as a ‘pink slip’)