Discount on classic car rego welcomed

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 10, 2020

FURTHER details on the State Government’s discount program for classic car registration have been released ahead of its planned early 2021 implementation.

Concessions for Classics will offer a 75 per cent registration discount to low road use street rods and vehicles manufactured prior to 1990.

Eligible vehicles will be granted 90 days of on-road use per annum and car owners must be a financial member of a Department of Transport (DoT) approved motoring club.

Of the 90 days, 60 will be for participation in club sanctioned events and 30 will be allocated to personal use, testing, maintenance and repair.

Great Southern Street Machine Association’s Christine Sargent said the club – already DoT approved – hoped to see more car enthusiasts keep their cars in running order now that keeping them registered would be more affordable.

“There is a lot of information that we as a club need to decipher – what it means for us and how it will be implemented – so some people may think it hasn’t gone far enough, but we need to see how this goes and maybe have it refined at a later date,” she said.

“It is always good when we can have classic cars on the road driving around and not just parked up in the shed.”

Ms Sargent hoped Concessions for Classics would encourage club membership and therefore the opportunity to increase the size of annual car events and club runs.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti hopes to make the legislative changes required by early next year.