Conditional Rego

BCCA-NSW helps Members to organise Conditional Registration and obtain 'Historic Rego' plates for their vehicles.Follow our step-by-step guide, understand the Rules and Regulations, and download all the Documentation you need. You MUST be a Full Member of the Club at all times. 

Club Conditional Registration Policy 

Conditional Registration was created for vehicles that require limited road access. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) alone issues a permit for Conditional Registration on the basis of information provided by approved motoring clubs such as the Bolwell Car Club Australia – NSW (BCCA–NSW). Your contract is with the RMS, the BCCA-NSW merely confirms your membership and the historic eligibility of your vehicle.

Owners of vehicles registered under this scheme are responsible for obeying the regulations and conditions stipulated by the RMS. Failure to comply will void the registration and insurances on the vehicle, exposing the owner to Police fines and/or considerable personal liability in the event of an accident.

Vehicles manufactured 30 or more years ago are eligible for Conditional Registration if the operator belongs to an RMS-recognised car club and the vehicle has not been modified except for certain safety features and vehicle manufacturers’ options and period accessories.

Bolwell Car Club Australia – NSW offers ‘Conditional Registration’ to full Members who own a Bolwell or an Australian-manufactured Sportscar approved by the Executive Committee.


What the RMS Wants

To obtain Conditional Registration, the vehicle operator must provide the RMS with: 

  1. Proof of your identity and ownership (bill of sale, previous registration etc.). Joint names are not allowed.
  2. Application for Conditional Registration (Form 1246) if applying for the first time.
  3. Historic Vehicle Declaration (Form 1259) signed and stamped by a club stating the member is financial, that the vehicle meets the criteria for conditional registration and listing all car clubs for which they have membership and nominating a Primary Club. The clubs must be on the RMS’s approved list.
  4. Either a safety inspection report (pink slip) or a road-worthiness declaration issued by the designated officer of the car club.
  5. A registration fee that includes an administration fee, number plate fee (first issue) and CTP insurance. 

What the BCCA-NSW Wants

If you nominate the BCCA-NSW as your Primary Club then you must have your car inspected and provide the Club’s Conditional Registration Officer with: 

  1. Application for Historic Vehicle Declaration (form 1259).
  2. Evidence that the vehicle is currently insured with at least 3rd party property damage insurance.
  3. Evidence of a valid safety inspection.
  4. With the initial application signed, the BCCA-NSW declaration stating that you are aware of your responsibilities and agree to abide by the Club’s policy.
  5. Photographs of car: front-on, side-on, from rear, interior & open engine bay.
  6. Pay administration fee with the Club’s annual renewal.

To Comply with Conditional Registration 

The operator may use the vehicle: 

  1. In accordance with the conditions listed on the Certificate of Approved Operations issued by the RMS. This Certificate must be carried in the vehicle at all times along with proof of your Membership.
  2. To carry one person per seating position. Seat belts must be worn where fitted. 5-point seat belts are not acceptable.
  3. Interstate for a period not greater than 3 months.
  4. Only while they remain a financial member of their primary nominated club.

Vehicles shall only be used for 

  1. Events as set out on the Club’s event calendar.
  2. Events organised by the Council of Motor Clubs or affiliated clubs.
  3. Events organised by the Council of Heritage Motor Clubs or affiliated clubs.
  4. Events organised by a recognised community organisation.
  5. In conjunction with the historic vehicle Logbook Scheme.
  6. Journeys necessary for servicing or road testing the vehicle within a reasonable distance from the notified garage. Logbook entry must be made for longer journeys. 


You will breach Conditional Registration if you 

  1. Submit an invalid 1259 form or continue to operate the vehicle if your BCCA-NSW Membership lapses.
  2. Make modifications to the vehicle that you do not disclose to the RMS or which disqualify it as an Historic Vehicle in the eyes of the BCCA–NSW.
  3. Sell the vehicle and do not return the plates to the RMS within the approved timeframe.





The Bolwell Car Club of NSW

138 Railway Parade, Granville NSW 2142


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