Rally vehicle

Conditional registration

Non-complying vehicles are only offered conditional registration if it is safe to do so and a complying vehicle cannot perform the function.

The following factors are considered when deciding an Application for Conditional Registration and the conditions that are applied to the registration:

  • The nature and extent of any failure of the vehicle to meet applicable vehicle standards
  • The safety of:
    • The vehicle operator
    • The vehicle’s passengers (if any)
    • The vehicle mixing with other normal complying vehicles
    • The vehicle mixing with pedestrians
  • Time of day or night of operation
  • Special considerations relating to the area of operation (if any).

Note: Operators of oversize and overmass vehicles must also comply with the conditions of the relevant access notice or permit. For more information contact Special Permits Unit on 1300 656 371 for intrastate permits, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on 1300 696 487 for interstate permits.

Driver licence

Class C

Vehicle requirements

Conditionally Registered Rally Vehicles operating under the Rally Vehicle Scheme may be operated on roads and road related areas only under the following conditions:

  • During competition and liaison/transport stages of a sanctioned Rally event
  • During testing of competition stages by Approved Organisation officials for a sanctioned Rally event
  • During official training sessions for a sanctioned Rally event
  • During a sanctioned public display and/or promotional activity
  • For course checking/establishment/survey of rally route during preparation of a Rally event (except if the Rally Vehicle’s electronic stability control has been disabled or removed)
  • For servicing and maintenance of the Rally Vehicle and associated testing under normal road rules and speed limits
  • Driving to and from a sanctioned Rally event and accommodation/place of residence.

The onus is at all times on the Applicant/registered operator/driver to provide evidence that the Rally Vehicle is being used in accordance with the Conditions of Operation. Details of Rally Vehicle use must be recorded in a Vehicle Log Book.

See the:

Equipment Daylight/floodlit use 24 hour use
Amber rotating beacon No No
Brake and turn lights Yes Yes
Headlights, tail and number plate lights Yes Yes
Rear reflectors Yes Yes
Rear and side reflective tape No No
Rear vision mirror(s) Yes Yes
Horn Yes Yes
Condition Code
Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance
Note: Only applies to conditional registration
Registered operator must be a member of an authorised motoring club
Note: Only applies to conditional registration.
Travel restrictions and other conditions apply, refer to Certificate of Approved Operations (Rally Vehicle Annexure)
Note: Only applies to conditional registration.
Special conditions (free text)
Vehicle to be floated from site to site
Note: Only applies to unregistered vehicle permits.
Restricted to designated area/routes
Note: Only applies to unregistered vehicle permits.
Travel restricted to competition and transport/liaison stages of (insert event name) rally event
Note: Only applies to unregistered vehicle permits.
Special conditions (free text)

Roads and Maritime Services office use

Code type Code
Vehicle shape COU / SED / PVF / WAG
Compulsory Third Party insurance class Conditional registration: SVEH
Unregistered Vehicle Permit: USVE
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