Registered vehicle owners who are current financial members of an approved motoring car club or association, such as ours, may be eligible for a vehicle licence fee concession from the WA Department of Transport (DoT).
This can provide a massive reduction in yearly licencing fees at the expense of limiting use of the vehicle. There are two schemes available:
- Vintage, Veteran, Post Vintage, Invitation Class (Code 404)
- Concessions for Classics (C4C)
Code 404 is for unmodified vehicles, trailers or caravans over 25 years old and is less restrictive than C4C. It provides a 100% exemption from the vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty. And a reduced rate on third party insurance (except trailers). Certain types of usage must be logged but not for attendance at any of the club’s advertised/endorsed events.
C4C caters for vehicles with modifications, including classic vehicles manufactured in 1989 or prior. Our club supports this scheme for classic vehicles only (i.e. not street rods, which the scheme also caters for). It provides a 75% exemption from the vehicle licence fee and a reduced rate on motor injury insurance. However, all usage must be logged and vehicles can only be used for a maximum of 90 days per calendar year, being:
- 60 days to participate in approved motoring club events; and
- 30 days for personal use (includes road testing, repair and maintenance)
Club Support & Member Responsibilities
The different benefits and conditions of the two schemes should be considered in order to select the most appropriate scheme for your situation. Our club Concessional Registrar provides guidance and support to our members in application for concessional registration, then in ongoing administration and compliance processes.
Members with concessional vehicles are responsible for compliance with DoT concessional licencing conditions and our club’s administrative requirements.
Our club is subject to and responds to DoT Audits based on our records of members’ concessional vehicle holdings, financial status and vehicle use. We take our administrative responsibility very seriously. We require that members:
- Declare all concessionally licensed vehicles upon membership application and renewal
- Advise the Concessional Registrar upon disposal of concessional vehicles or when vehicles are no longer concessionally registered
- Comply with DoT regulations and follow the club’s instructions for notification/logging of vehicle use
On joining the club, if applicable, you will be referred the club’s Concessional Registrar. Additional guidance is provided for financial members, to further clarify and compare the benefits of the two schemes and to explain the respective processes for Code 404 and C4C concessional licencing applications.
You can review the relevant sections for the two concessional schemes on this page of the Department of Transport (DoT) website:
The Council of Motoring Clubs provides a handbook on the concessional licensing Code 404 scheme and can be accessed by clicking the link below: