VicRoads Club Permit Scheme (CPS)
Eastside Cruisers CPS Information:
- The Club Permit (Club Registration) Scheme (CPS), allows members of car clubs that are recognised by VicRoads (including Eastside Cruisers), to make limited use of historic vehicles on the road network.
- Vehicles must be at least 25 years old to participate in the scheme.
- A valid Roadworthy Certificate and Proof of ownership of the vehicle is required to transfer or join the scheme.
- Club Permit vehicles can be used at any time for any purpose other than for the carriage of goods or passengers for hire or reward.
- A logbook is issued to permit holders from Vicroads to record the use of the vehicle over the permit period. A log book entry must be made each day that the vehicle is used. A logbook must be carried in the vehicle at all times the vehicle is in use.
- Financial members of Eastside Cruisers are able to apply for either a 45 or 90 day permit depending on how much use they expect to make of their vehicles over a 12 month period.
- If a person obtains a 45 day permit but later decides that this is not enough, another 45 day permit may be purchased later on. You are unable to gain more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.
Eastside Cruisers has its own policies and processes a member must go through in order to gain approval to nominate a car for a Club Permit. The below criteria must be met in order to obtain our endorsement for club permit registration:
- Vehicles submitted for club rego must be at least 25 years old, well presented and reflect that the owner is an Enthusiast.
- This is a little subjective and will vary from car to car, but generally speaking - cars should be one colour and body/paint be of a good standard with minimal rust, the interior and engine bay should be neat and tidy, and the car must be mechanically sound.
- If you aren’t sure, contact our Club Plate Administrators; Dave Cobb or Grant Pegler and discuss your car first.
The process for obtaining approval from Eastside Cruisers is as follows:
- Ensure that you’re a current financial member of Eastside Cruisers and have attended at least 2 club events or meetings.
- Complete the “ESC Club Registration Application" form and email that, along with photos of your car to the club email account – firstname.lastname@example.org
(The form can be downloaded from the "Newsletters & Downloads" area on this website).
- Once your car or bike has been pre-approved by Eastside Cruisers Club Plate Administrators, you will need to present a current Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) to show that the car is safe for road use.
- Fill out the Vicroads Club Permit application form and bring it and a copy of your RWC along with proof of vehicle ownership to have the authorised signatories sign off on your application. This is best done at either the Club’s General Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month, or other arrangements can be made.
- Your vehicle must be inspected and passed by our Club Plate Administrator. Regardless of presentation or RWC - if the vehicle doesn’t meet our standards we reserve the right to reject/cancel the application.
- Once signed you will need to visit Vicroads with your paperwork, pay your fees and obtain your Club Permit plates.
- Once completed you will need to advise the Club Plate Administrators of your Club Rego number so you can be added to our database.
From there, we hope to see you out on at least two club events or meetings each year. Share the passion with fellow enthusiasts - it's why we started this club!
** Club Rego is not an avenue to bypass engineering approval for a vehicle and getting it on the road. Vehicles that have had significant modifications will be considered on a case by case basis, and may not be approved if they are deemed to be too modified. A current RWC is the strongest argument that the car is safe for highway use, and a VASS certification will be necessary for those vehicles that do not comply with VicRoads VSI 8 **