Members of Club Citroën of South Australia Inc. are fortunate to use the Conditional Registration Scheme for Historic Vehicles, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles. This South Australian scheme enables members of recognised motor vehicle clubs to register historic vehicles for a reduced annual fee.
Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc.
Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc. is authorised by the Government of South Australia to administer the distribution of registered Log Books under the Conditional Registration Scheme. The Federation issues registered Log Books to motor vehicle clubs that have been approved and recognised by the South Australian Registrar of Motor Vehicles, including Club Citroën of South Australia Inc.. Maintaining an approved Log Book is a legal requirement of using the Conditional Registration Scheme.
As a member of the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc. the Club is able to purchase Log Books for a reduced fee and associate with more than 100 motor vehicle Clubs that are members of the Federation. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure identifies the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc. as the primary lobby group representing motor vehicle clubs in South Australia.
LEFT HAND DRIVE Vehicles
Owners of LHD vehicles need to submit their Exemption form with the documentation when applying for Historical Vehicle Registration.
Added Information after Legislative changes on July 1 2017
Received today from DPTI
“We have received some feedback that financial members of recognised clubs, under the Club Registration Scheme, who have vehicles that require exemption certification, have been presenting for initial registration without their exemption certificates, particularly for left hand drive vehicles.
I am hoping that the Federation could pass on a reminder to your registered clubs that it is a requirement under the Code of Practice, Part Three section 3.3 that they bring the original exemption certificate with them at time of application, along with the MR1 and MR334. Should an applicant present without their certificate, the application will not be accepted and they will be asked to return at another time with the exemption documentation.
Where clients require an updated exemption certificate to be issued, on from the 1 July 2017 changes, they will need to contact Vehicle Standards (contact details in the Code of Practice or phone 1300 882 248) to obtain prior to presenting to Service SA for registration. It would also be appreciated if you could advise that members should be aware that this process may take time.
Further to this, we have also received feedback that owners of vehicles, when lodging MR334’s, have been ticking the incorrect box as to what their vehicle is (historic, LHD, street rod).This is not a huge issue as now that it’s the owners responsibility to declare the vehicle details they can amend the MR334 at time of application, but for auditing purposes for each club to ensure their records are correct, it might be worth mentioning to your clubs/vehicle owners to check the information is correct on prior to lodging.”
eligibility for conditional registration
To administer the Conditional Registration Scheme, Club Citroën of South Australia Inc. has two Authorised Persons.
All vehicles admitted to the Scheme must be inspected by an Authorised Person to assess that a vehicle is eligible. The Authorised Persons refer to the Code of Practice for Historic Vehicles, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles MR332 (effective 1 July 2012) under the Conditonal Registration Scheme. If the Authorised Persons require further guidance, assistance is sought from the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc.
To qualify for the Conditional Registration Scheme a vehicle must be manufactured before 1 January 1979. A vehicle must not have been modified from its Original Equipment Manufacturers specifications.
obtaining conditional registration
If a vehicle qualifies for registration in the Conditional Registration Scheme an Authorised Person from the Club will issue an Approval for Conditional Registration of a Historic Vehicle, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicle and Street Rod Vehicle MR334 form, which can be taken to a Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Customer Service Centre to obtain a Certificate of Registration.
The Certificate of Registration must be presented to the Club’s Authorised Person/s from the Club that initially completed the MR334 form, prior to an approved Log Book being issued. The Authorised Person must record the following details on the back of the Certificate of Registration: the serial number of the Log Book, the date of issue, Club stamp and signature.
It is a requirement of the Conditional Registration Scheme that the owner/s of a vehicle must be current financial members of a recognised motor vehicle club such as Club Citroën of South Australia Inc. before a Log Book is issued. A person is not permitted to have a Log Book for a vehicle issued by more than one recognised motor vehicle club.
log book price
Club Citroën of South Australia Inc. issues Log Books for a fee of $5.00 per book which is the recommended retail price suggested by the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc.
conditional registration requirements
The list of requirements for owners of vehicles under the South Australian Conditional Registration Scheme is outlined in the Code of Practice for Historic Vehicles, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles MR332 (effective 1 July 2012).
All owners using the Scheme should have access to the Code of Practice for Historic Vehicles,
Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles MR332.
The Code of Practice MR332 may be viewed and downloaded from the Government of South Australia website’s section ‘Transport, travel and motoring’ using this link: … (40 pages, ~8.5Mb)
Items in the following list of requirements are either paraphrased or copied directly from Section 6.5
and 11.7 of the Code of Practice MR332 (1 July 2012).
Owners of vehicles registered under the Conditional Registration Scheme must comply with the following conditions of use:
- a person must not drive the vehicle or permit the vehicle to be driven on a road unless the owner or all joint owners are financial members of a motor vehicle club recognised by the South Australian Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
- a person who drives a vehicle on a road must carry a Log Book approved by the Registrar in the vehicle.
- a person who drives a vehicle must sign, record the date and enter brief details of a journey to be undertaken before each journey commences in the Log Book. One journey entry may consist of one or more separate trips up until midnight of that day.
- a person must not drive on a road or road related area, unless the Club’s Authorised Person has completed the necessary details in the Log Book.
- a person must produce the Log Book for inspection on request made by a member of the Police Force or an inspector.
- a person must present their vehicle/s for inspection at a minimum of once every three (3) years and upon the request of the Registrar, and have the Club’s Authorised Person certify the Log Book/s and current registration papers each year with the Club stamp.
- a person must provide their Club with a statutory declaration annually declaring vehicle eligibility to the Scheme and, detailing any modifications that have been made to their vehicle since the last declaration and/or inspection of their vehicle. The Authorised Person will not certify the Log Book until the statutory declaration is completed.
- a vehicle registered under the Scheme must not be used for hire, fare, reward or other remuneration.
- the vehicle registered under the Scheme is not to be driven on a road or road-related area for more than 90 days in each period of 12 months registration.
Download here a statutory declaration form
A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a requirement of the Code of Practice for Historic Vehicles, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles MR332 (1 July 2012) under the Conditional Registration Scheme may be fined up to $750.00.
frequently asked questions
Why are there four entries for periods of club membership in the Log Book when it is only valid for 3 years?
The Log Book is only valid for 3 years. The first entry is for recording a period of less than a year and is used when a person joins a recognised motor vehicle club mid-way through a financial year. The second and third entries in the Log Book represent full financial years. The fourth entry in the Log Book represents the balance of months remaining from the first entry to complete a financial year.
My father’s vehicle is registered in the Conditional Registration Scheme but he died several months ago. Am I able to continue to drive his vehicle?
Registration under the Conditional Registration Scheme is not transferable. If the owner of the vehicle registered in the Scheme is deceased the vehicle cannot be driven. The Conditional Vehicle Registration must be cancelled and the Log Book has to be returned to the recognised vehicle club that issued the Log Book for cancellation. The cancelled Log Book may be kept with a vehicle’s records by a new owner. A Log Book that has not been cancelled is not transferable between owners or clubs.
I want to drive my conditionally registered vehicle on a rally interstate for several days. How do I fill out the Log Book given we will be driving through many towns?
A person is permitted to drive a vehicle under the Conditional Registration Scheme interstate, providing the owner resides in South Australia and the vehicle is interstate temporarily. Complete each Log Book entry as instructed in the Log Book at the commencement of each journey. One Log Book entry may consist of several journeys in one day up until midnight. A simple regional description of the journey is required for ‘particulars of use’, for example, ‘south western Victoria’ is sufficient to describe a journey to this region. ‘Adelaide metropolitan area’ is sufficient information for a local journey.
I want to register my vehicle under the Conditional Registration Scheme but I am unsure it would be eligible as it has been converted from a three speed to four speed gearbox. Could you please clarify the situation?
If the transmission is fitted to the Original Equipment Manufacturers specifications or was an option which was available from the original manufacturer at the time of manufacture your vehicle may be eligible, subject to a full inspection by an authorised person such as an Authorised Person from Club Citroën of South Australia Inc.
Vehicles are only eligible for the Conditional Registration Scheme if they conform to the Original Equipment Manufacturers specifications or variations approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles outlined in the Code of Practice for Historic Vehicles, Prescribed Left Hand Drive Vehicles and Street Rod Vehicles MR332.
A list of eligibility criteria relating to a motor vehicle’s components is published in the MR332 Code of Practice Section 8. The following subheadings contained in the Code of Practice provide specific details on eligibility: body, suspension, rear axle, steering, brakes, transmission, engine, wheels and tyres. Approved variations are outlined in Section 8 of the MR332 Code of Practice. If an Authorised Person from the Club is unable to determine the eligibility of a vehicle for the Conditional Registration Scheme the matter is referred to Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc. for clarification.