Historic Dating & Membership Certificate

Posted by: | Posted on: September 15, 2015

The Historic Dating & Membership Certificate as been updated to include recent updates. The Dating Officers declares if  the vehicle has been inspected in person or by photographic and documentary evidence.

As the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate is provided by QHMC for your club use, it is a PDF document ensuring  consistency of the document and format. This makes the task easier for Queensland Transport as this is the recognisable and accepted document.

The Registered Operator/Owner of the vehicle signs a declaration that he/she will remain a member of a historic vehicle club incorporated in Queensland while this vehicle is registered under the Queensland Special Interest Vehicle Scheme (SIV) concession.

The Dating Officer certified they have confirmed or sighted proof of current financial membership.

A minimum of 2 copies are to be issued:

  1. One Historic Dating & Membership Certificate is to be given to the Registered Operator / owner of the vehicle to present to Queensland Transport
  2. Copy of fully completed and signed Historic Dating & Membership Certificate to be retained by the club.

How to overprint club details (Club letterhead) on the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate

  1. Print the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate from the website.
  2. 2. Locate club logo and details you wish to add to the form (i.e. Club letterhead). Align them on a blank page on the screen to match position and size to fit the document. (It is recommended you have club name, address and phone number across the top and Club logo in the space allocated at top left corner.)
  3. Print a sheet (letterhead) as a test copy to assure the alignment is correct – i.e. the words and logo are correctly positioned on the left hand top of the test print.
  4. Save the logo and set-up as a call, calling it something like “Club letterhead for SIVS doc”.
  5. Overprint the document. Once satisfied with the result, print another 10 (approximately) so your club has a stock of pre-printed forms.

Christine Stevens

QHMC Affiliation Renewal

Posted by: | Posted on: September 9, 2015

For Clubs renewing their QHMC affiliation, the QHMC Affilliation Renewal_form is available. Please ensure that information submitted with the form is legible.

Risk Management

Posted by: | Posted on: September 8, 2015

If there is a serious accident – or a death – at events your club organises, Work Cover will become involved and the first thing they ask for and collect is the Secretary’s records, so ensure you and your club has a Risk Management Plan in place. It is a little time consuming initially, though, once the groundwork has been completed it comes down to reviews and updates.

The AHMF has produced a presentation on Risk Management to help Clubs develop a Risk Management Plan.

I urge all clubs to take the time to work through the Risk Management presentation to ensure you, your committee and club members are not leaving themselves exposed.

Christine Stevens

From the President’s Desk – June 2015

Posted by: | Posted on: August 2, 2015

The June 2015 edition of “From the Presidents Desk June 2015” is now available.

The edition covers the QHMC Rally’s, recent and future, National Motoring Heritage Day and Biofuels.

Biofuel / Ethanol Mandate

Posted by: | Posted on: July 23, 2015

A public paper has been released by the Queensland Government, “Towards a clean energy economy – achieving a biofuel mandate for Queensland” as the Queensland Government plans to phase-in ethanol blended fuel, commencing with a 2% target. It is expected the Biofuel Mandate will commence 1st July 2016.

QHMC President Christine Stevens and Vice-President Russell Manning attended the Public Forum. QHMC sent a Submission addressing the Queensland Biofuel Mandate : Letter to Qld biofuel mandate_QHMC

Motoring Organisation and Car Club Meeting (MOCC) Minutes

Posted by: | Posted on: July 21, 2015

The meetings from the June 2015 MOCC Meeting, the liaison between TMR and car club representatives, is now available.

Northern Queensland QHMC Rally 2015 Report

Posted by: | Posted on: June 10, 2015

This year the NQ QHMC Rally was hosted by Cairns and District Historic Vehicle Club Inc., in Cairns over the Easter long weekend. Secretary, Trevor Shields attended and represented the QHMC committee. QHMC covered the cost of the return airfare and Trevor covered all other expenses associated to his attending the event.

The 2016 NQ QHMC Rally will be in Mackay, again over the Easter weekend. More information will be provided as it is made available.

Trevors report on North Queensland QHMC Rally Cairns Easter 2015 is available for download.

Cheers Christine

National Motoring Heritage Day – short video

Posted by: | Posted on: May 31, 2015

For the curious, Paul Pisasale has posted a short clip on youtube, taken at the recent QHMC National Motoring Heritage Day at Ipswich.



Posted by: | Posted on: May 28, 2015

In January 2015 QHMC wrote to the Victorian Federation of Veteran, Vintage and Classic Vehicle Clubs and the Association of Motor Clubs requesting information about, and their experiences with, the current Victorian Club Permit Scheme. There feedback has been collated and is now available for distribution.

QHMC Bulletin 4-2015 Certification of Imported Vehicles

Posted by: | Posted on: March 22, 2015

The QHMC has published Bulletin 4-2015_Certification of imported vehicles prior to first Australian registration.

As of October 1, 2014, the rules relating to the certification of imported pre-ADR vehicles have changed and the LO8 modification Code used for these vehicles has been repealed.

Inspection and certification by an Approved Person (engineer etc.) and the issuing of a blue modification plate showing that the vehicle meets LO8 requirements is no longer required prior to first registration.

Instead, pre-1969 vehicles only will now be checked for compliance with Queensland vehicle standards as part of the Safety Certificate inspection. These requirements are based on the Australian Vehicle Standards Rules and are generally consistent with those of Code LO8.

QHMC Bulletin 3-2015 – Vehicle Registration & CTP Class

Posted by: | Posted on: March 5, 2015

Please remember, that when changing registration from SIVS to full registration or vice-versa, you need to update the CTP Insurance Class.

See attached Bulletin for details.

From the President’s Desk – QHCM Rally & National Motoring Heritage Day

Posted by: | Posted on: March 4, 2015

The lastest “From the President’s Desk” is now available.

The National Motoring Heritage Day display day in Queens Park Ipswich is organised (with more being added) and promises to be an excellent day. Remind your club members, they need to register on line for this event (full details on the flyer – and remember, this web address is case-sensitive) – or complete the attached registration form and post to the address on the form.

The planning has been completed for the QHMC Rally in Pittsworth, For full details please refer to the QHMC website – https://qhmc.org.au/qhmc-rally/ – as the Flyer, Entry form and Accommodation guide are all available. So far, the majority of the vehicles registered are pre-1931. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions or issues you would like raised, please do not hesitate to contact me direct.


QHMC and the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme

Posted by: | Posted on: February 20, 2015

Proposals to lobby for changes to the Queensland SIVS registration scheme have been discussed extensively within QHMC for a number of years. There has also been considerable communication with member clubs, as well as surveys seeking member club’s views and the level of support for the proposed changes.

A considerable amount of information on this subject can be found on the internet. Unfortunately it is difficult to obtain a complete and accurate picture of the issue from this information. There is also a level of misinformation, misunderstanding and biased / uninformed comment present in some of this information which may lead readers to draw incorrect conclusions.

The QHMC have produced a document (available online), outlining the discussions, proposals and results of surveys of QHMC member clubs since late 2013. This information is provided to ensure the issues involved and the discussions that have taken place are properly communicated.

Should you have questions or require further clarification of the facts please feel free to contact me.

Christine Stevens

QHMC Affiliation Application Forms

Posted by: | Posted on: February 4, 2015

The QHMC Affiliation Application form is now available in the library. Membership is open to all historic vehicle clubs supporting vehicles more than 30 years old.

QHMC Bulletin 1-2015 – SIVS Registration Scheme

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

Early 2014, the QHMC and other groups that comprise the Motoring Organisation and Car Club group (and regularly meet with the Department of Transport and Main Roads), discussed the matter of changes to the SIVS scheme and the possibility of adopting an optional logbook system along the lines of that currently in use in Victoria.

DTMR investigated the proposal and produced a plan and costings for such a scheme for consideration. It was proposed to operate in conjunction with the current SIVS arrangements. This was put to a vote of all QHMC member clubs, however it failed to receive majority support and as a result DTMR decided to withdraw the proposal.

Pertinent points

The decision not to pursue the matter further was made by the 2013-2014 QHMC Management Committee. The current committee is aware of the reasons for this and is fully supportive of the decision.

The current committee is not lobbying for change to the SIVS requirements, nor is it a current topic of discussion.

The QHMC constitution is very clear that majority support is required before such matters can be pursued. Given there have been no significant changes to the issue which may alter the outcome of any discussions; there are no current plans to revisit this matter.

Any member club can have this issue reconsidered by the QHMC committee by submitting a detailed written proposal outlining the proposed changes, a business case supporting the change and an indication that, if put to a vote of member clubs, there is a reasonable prospect of achieving majority support, and how this was determined.

QHMC can provide information on the costings and mandatory requirements set out by DTMR in its proposal. The decision to take such proposals to a vote of QHMC member clubs will be entirely at the discretion of the management committee.

Christine Stevens
Queensland Historic Motoring Council (Inc.)