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Code 404 Scheme

Veteran/Vintage/Post Vintage/Invitation Class Vehicle Licence Concession

Scheme Objectives

The objectives of the Veteran/Vintage/Post Vintage/Invitation Class Vehicle Licence Concession (‘Code 404’) scheme are:

  • to encourage the restoration and preservation of historic vehicles, being vehicles no less than 25 years old; and

  • to maintain the manufacturer’s original specification of historic vehicles.

Scheme Requirements

The key principle of the Code 404 scheme is that the vehicle is not used for general transport or commuting, with use of the vehicle being restricted to:

  • any recorded event organised by an approved Club; 

  • an impromptu event involving one or more vehicles over a one day period which is recorded in the approved Club’s ‘Run Log’;

  • rallies organised by approved historic motoring clubs;

  • closed road processions;

  • being exhibited in displays, fetes and similar functions for religious, charitable or educational purposes;

  • ceremonial purposes involving immediate family members, subject to Club approval and recording;

  • preparing for, proceeding to, and returning from these activities;

  • travel in order to have the vehicle repaired; and

  • road testing within a 30km radius of the place of garaging or repair.

Owners of vehicles licensed with a 404 concession code are solely responsible for maintaining their vehicle in an original unmodified condition
and remaining a financial member of a Department of Transport (DoT) approved motoring club in order to be eligible for the concession.

The above is a summary of the requirements and not a comprehensive list.  Vehicle owners and approved clubs should be conversant with the detailed requirements and information in the Code 404 Handbook which can be downloaded below.

Code 404 Concessional Licence Information Handbook

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