FAQ's

From 1st July 2017 there were a number of changes to the South Australian Club Registration scheme. The most significant changes were:

  • 30 year rolling cut-off date for qualifying vehicles.
  • Definition of a Historic Vehicle now includes legally modified vehicles.
  • LHD vehicles to now be treated the same as RHD vehicles in regards to allowed modifications, LHD exemptions will still be required. 
  • Inspections of vehicles will NOT be required by
  • Statutory declarations will no longer be needed. 

Q: How do I get Club Rego on my vehicle?

A: Join an approved Club (Mini Club of SA), Speak to our club registration officers, or a committee member about processing your registration, and issuing you a log book. 


Q: How does the 30 year cut off work?

A: If your vehicle will be 30 years or older during the year starting 1st January, your vehicle qualifies. 


Q: Do I HAVE to be a member of a club?

A: Yes, more to the point a member of club recognised to administer Conditional Registration. If your membership lapses so does your Registration! Penalties of up to $750 apply for driving an unregistered vehicle. Clubs are required to report lapsed memberships to the Registrar.


Q: What modifications are allowed?

A: The Mini Club SA cannot tell you what is allowed, you will need to either: - read MR1457, Government fact sheet/guide to modifications. - go to DPTI website - www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/vehicles/vehicle-standards-andmodifications - call Vehicle Standards Regency Park – 1300 882 248 - email Vehicle Standards Regency Park – dpti.vehiclestandards@sa.gov.au In short though, modification laws for vehicles on club rego are the same as those that are for vehicles on normal rego. 


Q: Who determines the legality of vehicles?

A: The same authorities that have always determined legality, DPTI Regency Park and the Police. As the vehicles owner it is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is legal and roadworthy. 


Q: How much does it cost?

A: Mini Club of SA Membership is $55 per year, and your log book will cost $10 (and lasts for three years). The Service SA Rego fee which is around $90 per year. Your membership with the Mini Club of SA will also get you membership with Motorsport Asutralia which then means you are allowed to participate in any motorsport that you are interested in, plus you are welcome to attend a raft of social events, cruises, convoys and other outings. 


Q: Can I keep my current number plates?

A: Yes, there are no changes to number plates. 


Q: My vehicle is in my company’s name, can I put it on Club Rego?

A: No, the owner of the vehicle must be a club member; a Company can’t be a member of a Club. 


Q: Can I register more than one car through the Mini Club of SA?

A: Yes most definitely. Each vehicle will need its own log book, but your membership will cover your personal requirement for every vehicle you have. 


Q: Can I register a non Mini through the Mini Club of SA?

A: Yes, the Mini Club of SA is happy to issue log books to ALL vehicles that comply with the scheme including caravans and trailers!