Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

21 December 2018

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure

Getting classic cars out on the road

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering on its election commitment to make it easier and cheaper for classic vehicle enthusiasts to take to the roads.

For special interest vehicles with registration due after February 1, 2019, there will be a registration discount and an increase in the number of days a classic car can be used on Tasmanian roads each year.

It will mean more owners will be able to take their polished prized possessions out for a spin more often, giving everyone a chance to appreciate these preserved or restored machines up close or as they drive by.

The Department Of State Growth is writing to all registered owners of these vehicles this week with the details of the registration changes.

These vehicles add a spectacle to our touring roads and play a popular role at community and charity events around the state like Remembrance Day events, the Shannon’s Annual Car Run and Christmas parades.

From February 2019 collectors and enthusiasts with special interest vehicles will now save an extra $66.00 or $82.50 on their annual registration for a 4 or 6 cylinder vehicle, taking the total registration discount to $367 for a 4 cylinder vehicle and $400 for a 6 cylinder compared to the cost of a fully registered vehicle.

In addition to the cheaper registration, the number of days that a special interest vehicle can be used each year will increase from 52 to 104, while club event vehicles will be allowed to travel on Tasmanian roads for 30 days without the need for club approval.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering these changes to ensure Tasmanian car lovers can continue to enjoy the preservation, restoration and satisfaction of older, classic and vintage vehicles with less cost, less restrictions and less paperwork.

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