Club Rules
For Historic Plated Bikes​​​
 
NCMCC CLUB RULES FOR THE USE OF VEHICLES IN CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION SCHEME AND THE ISSUE OF HISTORIC PLATES

1.0     ELIGIBILITY
1.1  All cycles must be a minimum of 30 years old; the onus of proof of age shall be with the applicant for Club Plates. However, the final arbitrator shall be the
       Club Committee.
1.2  Vehicles must be as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations except for safety features (such as turn indicators) or period accessories and
       options if desired.
1.3  Plate applications shall only be considered from current financial members of the Natureland Classic Motor Cycle Club.
1.4  All applicants for Club Plates shall familiarise themselves with these Rules and agree to abide by them, before a Club Official will
       sign the Vehicle Eligibility Declaration.


2.0       VEHICLE ROADWORTHINESS
2.1  A vehicle operating under the scheme must be declared roadworthy by:
-    a Safety Inspection Report (Pink Slip) issued by an authorised inspection station examiner, OR 
-    a Roadworthiness Inspection Certificate issued by an authorised Machine Examiner of the Club.


3.0        VEHICLE USE
3.1  Vehicles may only be used:
-  in Club events organised by the Club as set out on the Club events calendar, or
-  events organised by another club or recognised community organisations, provided an official invitation has been received and documented by the Club in the officia minutes, or the official 'Day Book'. Vehicles may also be used on a road or road-related area for:
-  servicing, within a short distance from their place or garaging, or
-  the inspection of the vehicle.
Refer to section 4.0
3.1.1  Bikes aged 30 years or older can also be registered through the RMS Classic Vehicle Log Book Trial. This allows the classic bike to be used or 60 days of general use (i.e. maintenance and personal use) each year, outside of club organised events. Each day of general use must be recorded in a log book issued at a registry or service centre. The log book needs to be completed.
3.2  Any Club member wishing to use their vehicle for the carriage of persons to or from a wedding or reception should first check their legal obligation under the Passenger Transport Act 1990 with the:  Taxi and Hire Car Bureau of the Dept of Transport,  Parramatta on (02) 9689-8888. The Club must also authorise the use of the vehicle for this purpose.
3.3  Vehicles must always display conditional registration number plates and a current registration label. The RTA conditional registration permit must be carried at all times when using the vehicle. Club name bars may be affixed to the number plate providing the positioning of the name bar does not obscure the number plate. 

4.0        SERVICING OF VEHICLES
4.1   Journeys necessary for the servicing or road testing of cycles may be up to fifteen miles (24 kms) radius from the point of garaging and are permitted at any time.
4.2  If a longer journey is necessary, the member must receive approval from the Club Registrar so that the details can be entered in the Club’s official ‘Day Book’. In his absence, the member must notify the President, Secretary or Vice President. Details of time, place and reason must be properly recorded in the Club Records or ‘Day Book’ by the person approving the movement.

5.0       RESPONSIBILITY OF PERMIT HOLDERS
5.1  All enquires must be directed to the Club Registrar. Club certification of eligibility is issued in belief that the member's prime intended use is for NCMCC and other approved outings. The committee retains the right to reconsider eligibility for the issue or renewal of plates should this cease to be the case. 
5.2  NCMCC certification of eligibility for Historic Registration will be forfeited:
-  upon the member's resignation from the Club;
-  upon the member's failure to remain a financial member within the meaning of the constitution of the Club;
-  at the directive of a Club committee decision;
-  if a Club Machine Examiner considers the vehicle has been made unsafe or altered after it has been inspected.
In any of these situations, the plates MUST be returned to the RTA. Failure to do so will result in immediate notification to the RTA that an ineligible vehicle is being used from your address.

6.0     ANNUAL VEHICLE INSPECTION
         6.1  The Natureland Classic Motor Cycle Club has been granted approval by the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales to supply their own approved
         Club Inspectors (Machine Examiners). Such inspectors are the only Club persons authorised to inspect the vehicle for roadworthiness and sign the Safe Vehicle
         Declaration (Paragraph 3 of the RTA Historic Vehicle Declaration form). A list of these approved inspectors can be obtained from the Club Registrar and is also posted
         in our website on the Office Bearers page. 
 Alternatively a Pink Slip inspection may be obtained as stated in Section 2.1. 
        6.2   All vehicles must undergo an annual inspection, and unregistered vehicles must be trailored to and from inspection. The MCC Motorcycle Roadworthiness
        Inspection Certificate and the Historic Plate Record Sheet must be completed, signed and returned to 
the Club Registrar.  
        6.3  Frame and engine numbers will form part of the identification of a vehicle issued with Historic Plates - any change must be notified in writing to the Club Registrar. 
        6.4  An Official of the Club must sight the vehicle and declare its eligibility under the criteria set by the club. The Official shall be the Club Registrar or one of the
        approved Machine Examiners.

7.0   INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
        7.1   It is strongly recommended that comprehensive insurance be obtained for your bike. Several companies provide comprehensive insurance for Historic Vehicles at
​       very reasonable rates.