Classic vehicle registration and requirements

Find out about registration, acceptable uses and equipment requirements for classic vehicles.

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Classic vehicles registration

Classic vehicle

The following factors are considered when deciding an application for classic registration and the conditions that are applied to the registration:

  • The safety of:
    • the vehicle operator
    • the vehicle’s passengers (if any)
    • the vehicle mixing with other normal complying vehicles
    • the vehicle mixing with pedestrians.

Find out how to apply for registration for your classic vehicle.

Driver licence

To drive a classic vehicle you'll need a vehicle licence appropriate to the vehicle type.

Oversize vehicle operators

Vehicles that go beyond the dimension and weight limits must comply with the conditions of the relevant access notice or permit. To find out the conditions for:

  • for NSW permits contact Special Permits Unit on 1300 656 371
  • for interstate permits contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on 1300 696 487.

Vehicle requirements

The vehicle must comply with the relevant NSW vehicle standards:

  • Schedule 2 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 for light vehicles, or
  • Schedule 2 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (NSW) for heavy vehicles.

Applications must be accompanied by a 

Classic Vehicle Declaration (PDF 298.48KB)


For more information, please refer to the Registering a classic vehicle.

Conditions of use

Condition Code
Use only in conjunction with authorised club event or maintenance GO94 + free text
Historic and Classic vehicle log book – may be used for 60 days per year subject to log book conditions Free text
Registered operator must be a member of an authorised motoring club OL3

Transport for NSW office use

Code Type Code
Vehicle shape BUS / CYC / CYS / SED / COU / WAG / SBS
Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Conditional registration - SVEH

Unregistered Vehicle Permit - USVE

Registration usage PRIV / PNSR
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