BMW Drivers Club MElbourne InC

VicRoads Club Permit Scheme

VicRoads operate a Club Permit Scheme for owners with vehicles which are at least 25 years old. 

This offers a greatly reduced registration fee (in the order of $78 vs $700+) but which restricts the use of the vehicle to 45 days throughout the year (90 days at extra cost).  The use can be for any purpose of your choosing, including travelling to work. An entry must be made in a logbook each day before the vehicle is used.

Because of the restricted use you can usually obtain a reduction in your insurance premium.

The scheme is operated through approved car clubs such as BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc. The Permit is only valid whilst you remain a financial member of the approved car club used to obtain the Permit.

Full conditions can be found here.

Jump to:  New applications | Renewals | Transferring from another club | Buying a vehicle on club plates | Selling a vehicle on a club platesContacts

New Applications

The first step is to review and meet all the requirements, these can be found here.

Most importantly you must be a current financial members of BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.  You must also have a recent roadworthy certificate for the vehicle and it must be 25 years old or later based on the Compliance Plate date (not the build plate).

You are then ready to book an appointment to have your vehicle signed off by us. When you're ready, phone your preferred new application signatory for an appointment.  Note – you will be required to present the vehicle for a check and to be photographed (not our rules!).

Renewals

If your printed registration renewal notice from VicRoads does not show BMW Drivers Club Melbourne as the registered club, please go to the transferring from another club section.

If your printed registration renewal notice from VicRoads has BMW Drivers Club Melbourne as the registered club, you need to get one of the 4 renewal signatories to sign and date the registration form.

Your membership with BMW Drivers Club Melbourne must be up to date and the vehicle must remain substantially as it was when added to the scheme.

Jump to contacts and phone your preferred renewals signatory for an appointment OR see any of the 4 renewal signatories at a club event and ask them to sign and date the registration form there.

Transferring from another club

You can transfer your vehicle(s) to BMW Drivers Club Melbourne at any time.

To transfer from another club you must :

    • Present the vehicle to one of the three new application signatories;
    • Write and sign a letter to VicRoads requesting the transfer (we have a pro forma for you to use);
    • Have the vehicle photographed and a Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration completed; and
    • Have the signatory sign a letter to VicRoads authorising the transfer.

You must then take all of the above to VicRoads who will reprint the registration document that goes in your logbook – no need to get it signed as VicRoad will “sign” it.

If the registration is due for renewal you can pay at the same time.

Your membership with BMW Drivers Club Melbourne must be up to date and the vehicle must remain substantially as it was when added to the scheme.

Jump to contacts and phone your preferred signatory for an appointment to photograph and check your vehicle.

Buying a vehicle already on the Club Plate Scheme

Club permits are not transferable from one owner to another.  If the vehicle is given or sold to another person, the current club permit must be cancelled and a new club permit application is required.

If the vehicle would ordinarily require a roadworthy certificate to get onto the club permit scheme (CPS), it will require a roadworthy on change of ownership, which will be most vehicles.  We will need to do all the things required for a new CPS application, even if the vehicle is already in the CPS through us.

If you buy a vehicle which is in the CPS and the seller agrees to leave the plates on, you can drive the vehicle in order to get the roadworthy and club inspections done.  When you take the paperwork in to transfer registration you must also take the plates in and receive new plates.  You will need to complete entries in the vehicle’s log book for each trip before setting off on that trip.  So the seller must give you the log book too.  Please note that in this circumstance you are, from VicRoads’ perspective, borrowing the car and the registered owner remains liable for fines etc.  See Selling a car on the Club Plate Scheme.  You should give the seller a signed receipt stating that you have the plates and not the seller.

If the seller does not leave the plates on the car, you will need to get a permit to drive an unregistered vehicle - often called a “day permit” but the permit period can extend over more than day.  In fact, as the minimum fee is approximately $44 and works out cheaper to get a multi-day permit than several single day permits.  The seller is then responsible for returning the plates but you should get a signed receipt from the seller to say that the seller has the plates and not you.

Selling a car on the Club Plate Scheme

Club permits are not transferable from one owner to another.  If the vehicle is given or sold to another person, the current club permit must be cancelled and a new club permit application is required.

As the seller you can choose whether to hand over the plates and the log book to the new owner (and they must go together, one without the other is of no help) to allow the new owner to driver the vehicle in order to get the roadworthy and club inspections done.

Please note that in this circumstance you are, from VicRoads’ perspective, lending the car and you remain liable for fines etc. until registration is transferred.  In particular, you remain liable for any breaches of the club permit scheme requirements.

VicRoads recommend that the seller retains the plates.

If you do agree to leave the plates on you should obtain a signed receipt from the purchaser stating they have taken possession of the plates.

If you elect to remove the plates you should give the purchaser a signed receipt stating you have possession of the plates.

Contacts for the BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Club Plate Scheme

You must phone to make an appointment before arriving!

New applications

Graeme Bell
Ph: 0407 186 296
Address: Bell Motorsport
4/244 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915

Lawrence Glynn
Ph: 0414 563 290
Address: 11 Jean Place, Grovedale VIC 3216

Chris Bell
Ph: 0435 850 875
Address: c/- Bell Motorsport 
4/244 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915 

Renewals only

Graeme Bell
Ph:  0407 186 296
Address: Bell Motorsport
4/244 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915

Lawrence Glynn
Ph:  0414 563 290
Address: 11 Jean Place, Grovedale VIC 3216

Jo Mawson
Ph:  0412 661 900
Address: c/o Bell Motorsport
4/244 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915

Shaaron Glynn
Address: 11 Jean Place, Grovedale VIC 3216 



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