Historic Registration


The BMWOCSA is an approved Club under the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DoPTI) Conditional Registration Scheme for Historic vehicles.


FINANCIAL members of the Club who own a vehicle that was manufactured more than 30 years ago, as at the 1st January of the current year, and which is "true to type"- (close to standard with original engine type) may apply for conditional registration.  Once approved it entitles the vehicle to make 90 LOGGED trips per financial year.  Conditional registration is not transferable between owners nor another club.


A Club member who requires Conditional Historic Registration must have the suitable vehicle inspected by a Club Registrar and then pay the DoPTI charges. A logbook (with 3 years validity) will be issued by a Club Registrar when the member presents the DoPTI receipt (registration certificate) and a current membership card.


A conditionally registered Historic vehicle will only have valid COMPULSORY THIRD PARTY INSURANCE/REGISTRATION if the rider/driver:

(1)   has entered their journey details in the logbook prior to setting off,

(2)   has signed the logbook entry, and

(3)   is carrying the up-to-date LOGBOOK (stamped to show this).

The owner of the vehicle must also remain a financial member of the club and have the logbook re-stamped each financial year.


Club Registrars are appointed by the DoPTI after being nominated by the BMWOCSA committee and are obliged by law to observe the scheme’s rules. They will in necessary cases offer advice and support to achieve a positive result.  If you are unsure of your vehicles eligibility, we suggest you contact one of the Registrars to clarify your situation. Initial and annual inspections are a Club requirement to ensure the Club’s ongoing approval under the Conditional Registration scheme is not jeopardised, however these inspections in no way confer roadworthiness, which remains the responsibility of the owner.  An annual inspection day is usually organised for June each calendar year.

Historic Registration Requirements
as of  1st. of July 2012.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DoPTI) have changed the Historic Vehicle Registration requirements, and it has been a task in itself to sift through the new legislation.

BMWOCSA’s  Committee has been working on procedures for the placing of our members details in a secure location which can only be accessed by the necessary nominated  Committee Members and Registrars.  This has now, with some effort, been achieved.   As you can imagine, we have had to combine this with viewing and discussing the reams of new requirements, and put them into perspective so that we can implement them at our next inspection day.  A large amount of the previous legislation is current, but a tightening of the many restrictions has been advocated because the assumption is there has been an across the board abuse of the previous privileges. 

We the Registrars and  BMWOCSA  are required by law to implement these changes, hence the requirement to submit a signed Statutory Declaration for EVERY VEHICLE, declaring any alterations to the vehicle since its last inspection, which is now due within the last three years. Remember, if any alterations have been made, they do not necessarily exclude the vehicle from Registration but it must be inspected for verification.  The signed  Stat. Dec. must be provided each year with a proof of financial membership on the inspection day our club has nominated or at a time organised with one of the club Registrars.  Click on our calendar for attendance times.   A copy of a relevant Stat. Dec. can be down loaded from within this Website.  Remember a Stat. Dec. is an official document and you tamper with it at your own peril.  You will also be required to bring your current Registration form and Log Book to be stamped and signed.  The Log Book will have to be replaced if it has been current for three years.   A new book will be available at a cost to the member.   

As it is impossible to list here every situation, your common sense will in most  cases tell you if you have breached the rules. We, the Registrars, have taken on our tasks to help and support our members, but we are obliged by law to observe the rules. We will in necessary cases offer advice and support to achieve a positive result.  Therefore, we ask all participating members to be helpful in meeting this obligation.  If you are unsure of your vehicles eligibility, we suggest you contact one of the Registrars to clarify your situation.  Remember in your discussion with them, the rules have been set and we only administer them, so cooperation is paramount and any form of coercion would be unwelcome. If you have more than one vehicle, and it or they cannot be present on the day to be inspected, then it would also be advisable to contact a Registrar for a separate early inspection. If you do not attend on our inspection day, it would be advisable to attempt to make other arrangements, but with the knowledge there is no guarantee a Registrar will be available, and if your papers etc.­­ are not up to date by the 30th of June your vehicle becomes unregistered and illegal to ride on the road..
You can download a Statutory Declaration from this link.




 NOTE:  A Stat. Dec. can be witnessed by: a Proclaimed Police Officer(however, not all are prepared to do it), a JP or a Commissioner for Affidavits i.e. most solicitors