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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Registration fees cut for historic motorcycles

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    Registration fees cut for historic motorcycles

    Owners of historic motorcycles will pay less to register their vintage rides from 1 July thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the annual cost to register historic motorcycles would be cut to almost a third, dropping from $98.25 to $34.20.

    The decision came following strong community representation during Governing from the Regions in Cairns last year.

    “This fixes a discrepancy, put in place by the LNP, resulting in higher costs for historic motorcycles,” Mr Bailey said.

    “Last year, the Premier and I met with members of the Historical Motor Cycle Club of Queensland in Cairns and gave them our commitment to fix this oversight.

    “We have delivered on that commitment and now historic motorcycle owners will pay some of the lowest registration fees in Queensland.”

    The fee reduction comes into effect from 1 July 2018 and will save Queensland’s historic motorbike owners about $90,000 annually.


    Eligibility for the scheme requires customers to be a member of a Queensland incorporated vehicle club or association. Evidence of the current membership is required to be provided:

    •          on club letterhead
    •          include details of the vehicle
    •          be signed by a club official

    Customers who live in a remote area or are unable to access an appropriate club may be eligible for an exemption from the club membership requirement. TMR considers exemptions on a case by case basis. An application for exemption can be made to TMR by emailing


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