For members with vehicles on Conditional Registration
email received from Terry Thompson 3rd April 2020. -
NOTICE from CMC - 2nd April 2020.
We (CMC) issued this yesterday (2nd April 2020) after
spending some time getting through to
RMS Policy Branch.
We have had many, many people questioning movement of
cars, wanting to do maintenance runs, etc.
Boyd finally got through to Transport for NSW (RMS)
Policy Branch with a great deal of persistence.
They have said that as long as club members follow NSW
State restrictions, such as only going direct to the
mechanic, the shops, Doctors or to work ?, they are
allowed to use their HVS & CVS vehicles with the filled
out log book.
That does not include trips to try the car out or charge
the battery etc. as far as we interpret it.
Those reasons could be considered spurious by any
authority who pulls you up.
There obviously can be no club events where people
gather. We suggest that you do not sanction or organize
any such activity as the fines are substantial.
Note that two unrelated people in the front seat of a
vehicle are breaking the distancing rules. If they are
not family or live with you then they are unrelated.
So go it alone is the safe way if you must go out in ANY
Rumour goes that such cases as unrelated friends did get
nailed in a car recently as they could not show that
they live in the same household.
If the Club is not on the log book scheme (yes there are
still over 100 of them), then they cannot take their
vehicles out as club events are forbidden under the
Under that situation, they can only go out via Registrar
permission for specific purposes such as getting a pink
slip for renewal of rego.
Maybe to a repair place but they better have a good
story to tell the officers who pull them up, log book or
no log book.
Those H, J, D, E, R and S number plates are a dead
giveaway with all these scanning cameras in EVERY Police
So if your club officials are being harassed, you can
tell them the above is the Transport for NSW response to
questions asked directly to them.
Terry Thompson OAM
Chairman – ACMC NSW Ltd
President – Council of Motor Clubs Inc.