About us

Formed in 2005, Baw Baw Old Engine & Auto Club draws collectors, restorers and enthusiasts with a broad range of interests from a wide area. Based in West Gippsland, Victoria, members regularly attend rallies, shows and display days. We arrange various other social club runs and activities such as car tours, engine days and tractor treks.

Our members' interests include historic tractors, motor cars, stationary engines, farming equipment, trucks, motorcycles, in fact, all types of historic machinery 


General meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month (except January) at the Darnum Historical Complex, 48 Pedder Street, Darnum. Start time is 7.30 pm during eastern standard time, and 8.00 pm during daylight savings time.

Darnum Historical Complex

We have developed our own club grounds at Darnum, near the regional town of Warragul in the Baw Baw Shire. Known as the ‘Darnum Historical Complex’, this 6 hectare site currently includes a large building used for storage, social functions and restoration projects.


The surrounds are being landscaped and developed to include a loading ramp, display compounds and a dedicated display of the Rokeby Pumping Station equipment.


Our shed and property are shared with our friends from Trafalgar Truck Restorer's Club.


We are affiliated with the Victorian Federation of Veteran, Vintage & Classic Vehicle Clubs as well as the National Historic Machinery Association (NHMA).

All machinery activities are run under NHMA guidelines with all exhibitors requiring appropriate public liability insurance.

We are registered with VicRoads for administration of the Club Permit Scheme within our club.

Please contact our Club Permit officer at permits@bawbawvintage.com


Our club newsletter Old News is published monthly with eleven issues per year. Issues are available in printed or digital format for all members.


We welcome anyone to express their interest in joining us as a member of the club. Our member base has people from all walks of life with an array of interests. 

We encourage you to contact us or come along to a club meeting or event and introduce yourself.


You can contact our membership officer at membership@bawbawvintage.com

Our membership year operates on the financial year, with memberships due for renewal on June 30. 



2024/2025 Fees


Annual membership



NHMA machinery insurance

(for members displaying machinery)



Newsletter postage

(email or shed pick up is free)


Are you interested in joining our club? Come along to an event or contact us today!

Club Permit Scheme

We are an approved club for the Club Permit Scheme in Victoria. The scheme allows vehicles 25 years or older to be used on the road for limited use.

We have some conditions for our club to accept and process applications for club permits additional to standard VicRoads requirements:

  • Club permit applications will only be accepted from those who have been a club member or in regular attendance for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Modified vehicles will be assessed on a case by case basis and may not be approved by this club for the club permit scheme. 


New applications


Vehicles built from 1 January 1949 will require a full certificate of roadworthiness to apply for the club permit scheme. For older vehicles, vehicle safety checks for permit issue can be carried out by our safety scrutineers by request. A small fee will be charged and the check will need to be booked in advance.

Permit application forms will not be signed unless accompanied by a roadworthy certificate, engineer's report or scrutineering form, as required.

Permit renewals

Permit renewals must be accompanied by a photocopy of the signed renewal form which is forwarded to the CPS secretary. Please forward all enquiries to permits@bawbawvintage.com.

Permit registration renewals are to be signed by club signatories at club meetings only. Please do not approach them at their workplace or home, except in a pre-arranged emergency situation.

Club permit holders must always remain financial members of the club. Yearly membership fees need to be received no later than June 30.

Contact Us

Still have questions? Please contact us and we will get an answer for you.