Qld SIV Registration

The Northern Rivers Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Inc. (NORMEC) has Queensland Special Interest Vehicle (SIV) registration available to our Queensland members through our organisation membership to the Queensland Motorised Sports Council Incorporated (QMSC).

The scheme is open to classic and historic vehicles at least 30 years old.

As an Organisation member of QMSC, all our runs and events are sanctioned by QMSC and use of historic vehicles registered through the Qld SIV Registration Scheme is permissible. Note that the vehicles travelling to our club events can operate under the same conditions as they would in Queensland and not under the conditions of the state outside of Queensland. Queensland SIV registration is only open to Queensland residents.

Current annual concessional SIV registration totals $181.20 for 12 months (if paid on time). This is a flat fee, not dependant on the number of cylinders. It is made up of $78.95 registration, $53.40 CTP Insurance and $48.85 Traffic Improvement Fee. No further concessions apply.

An additional fee of currently $44 applies. This consists of a $22 Personal membership fee to QMSC and a $22 processing fee for historic SIV registration charged by QMSC. We process such by referral. Due to the additional costs involved, NORMEC provides concessional club membership to members who actively register historic vehicles through this scheme.

There is no need for our club members to join any other historic club in Queensland and comply with that club’s participation requirements to maintain SIV Registration. SIV Registration through QMSC does not have participation requirements.

Use of Concessional Registered Historic Vehicles:

Vehicles registered under the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme have certain limitations placed on their use. Registered operators must agree that they will confine their vehicle’s use to:

i) Participating in rallies organised by incorporated vehicle clubs.

ii) Participating in processions for which a Special Events Permit has been issued under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2005.

iii) Exhibiting the vehicle in displays, fetes or similar functions conducted for religious, charitable or educational purposes.

iv) Use for ceremonial purposes involving immediate family members, for example weddings or school formals (immediate family means parents, grandparents, sons, daughters, grandchildren but not extended family relationships such as nephews and nieces), provided this is not done for a fee or reward.

v) Preparing for, proceeding to, and returning from the above activities.

vi) Direct travel to and from an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) for the purposes of obtaining a safety certificate before offering the vehicle for sale. vii) Road testing within a 15 kilometre radius from the place where the vehicle is garaged. The purpose of the travel must be to road test the vehicle following repair or restoration and not for any other purpose. This does not include use as a means of transport.

viii) Travel in order to have the vehicle repaired. There is no distance restriction in these circumstances. However such travel must be reasonable and openly justifiable by the vehicle driver.

If a Special Interest Vehicle is being used for any other purpose, the registered operator either needs to upgrade to full registration or carry a letter of authorisation from Department of Transport and Main Roads for that particular use. There is no option for a temporary upgrade to full registration (e.g. for unlimited use on a particular weekend). Unregistered vehicle permits are not applicable and the vehicle would have to be returned to full registration. It may be a better option to use another vehicle not on concessional registration.


For further information contact our historic officer.