Club Update
 Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, 16th July, 2024, at the Matthew Flinders Hotel, Dinner from 6pm.
 Note: Updates are also posted on our Club Facebook page at Capri Car Club
Club Vehicle Permit
When applying for a club permit through the Capri Car Club Inc, new members are required to pass a 6 months probationary period before being allowed access to the club permit scheme. Members are also required to attend a number of club events; this includes club meetings, car shows, motorsport events etc.

To be eligible to get a Victorian Club Permit you must be a financial member of a VicRoads approved vehicle club or association. The Capri Car Club Inc. is one such approved Club.

A club permit can be issued to vehicles in the following categories:

Veteran vehicles: Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1919
Vintage vehicles: Vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
Classic and Historic vehicles: Vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.

These categories can include trailers and modified vehicles such as street rods. Vehicles which are replicas of vehicles in the abovementioned categories may also be issued with a club permit.

Club permits are issued for 12 month periods and vehicles are issued with specific club permit plate(s).

Under the new conditions of use, permit holders are no longer restricted to club sanctioned activities when using their vehicles. 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 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 (unless the vehicle is within 100 metres of the garaged address).

A logbook must be carried in the vehicle, or on the rider in the case of motorcycles, at all times the vehicle is in use.

Financial members of VicRoads approved clubs 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.

However, no-one will be able to obtain a permit to drive their vehicle for more than 90 days in each 12 month registration period.

Features of the new Club Permit scheme include:
Issue of special Club Permit number plates
A windscreen label will be issued to assist in identifying vehicles operating with a current permit
VicRoads may suspend or cancel a permit if the permit holder fails to comply with the permit conditions or engages in conduct   which threatens public safety or undermine the integrity of the permit scheme
Clubs are required to sign an agreement with VicRoads that they meet certain obligations including that they notify VicRoads if   they become aware or reasonably suspect a pattern of incorrect use of a logbook by a member. If this is not done, VicRoads will   be able to revoke the clubs approval to be part of the scheme.

Applying for a club permit
To apply for a club permit you will need to complete a VicRoads Club Permit Application form and a VicRoads Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles form, together with:

the supply of an original Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC) current and valid (within the last 30 days).

The above VicRoads forms can be obtained from either a VicRoads Customer Service Centre or from VicRoads Club Permit Scheme website, drill down to "Get your application approved by your vehicle club"

You must also provide photographs of your vehicle as follows: Front, Drivers Side, Rear, Drivers Position, with the drivers door fully open and a photo of the vehicles identifiers, such as the Vehicle Identification Plate, showing its Chassis Number AND Engine number or, for models built after 1980, the VIN plate. ALL these photographs are required as part of the Clubs obligations with VicRoads to maintain records of all Club Permit vehicles!

When completed, both VicRoads forms, along with the current Certificate of Roadworthiness form AND all photographs, should be posted to our Clubs postal address at: PO Box 155, ASHBURTON. VIC. 3147 for approval. If all is in order, your completed forms will be approved and returned to you, with the RWC, to enable presentation to your local VicRoads Customer Service Centre, along with the appropriate payment.

If your vehicle is modified outside what is permitted in the VicRoads Vehicle Standards Information No.8. (VSI8) document, VicRoads Club Permit Scheme website (drill down to "Check what certificates you need"), you will need a VASS Club Permit Approval certificate from a licensed engineer. Full details regarding this process can be found at VicRoads Club Permit Scheme website (once again, drill down to "Check what certificates you need")

Club Permit Fees
Regarding these fees please refer to Club, Rally and Unregistered Vehicle Permit Fees

Refunds are not available for Club Permits if the period for which the permit was obtained has commenced.

Number plates
If you submit your Club Permit application at one of the following VicRoads Customer Service Centres, you should receive your number plates on the spot. If you go to any other Customer Service Centre you may have to wait for the delivery of your number plates, via post.


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