BY SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 24 September: The Andrews Labor Government is reducing the stress of car registration costs for Victorian families, introducing
flexible, short-term options for payment of registration for road vehicles. The options will now allow people to pay less upfront and spread the cost of registration renewal across the year to better suit the family budget.
Acting Premier Jacinta Allan joined Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan in Chelsea Heights today to announce new three months and six-month registration options that will ease the cost of living pressures for millions of Victorians.
From January 1, 2018, owners of cars, utes, vans, motorcycles and other light vehicles will be able to make the switch to shorter-term registration or continue with an annual registration fee.
Under the new arrangements, an average three-month registration will be $200.20, an average six-month registration will cost $400.40, compared to an average annual fee of $800.80.
Short term registration will be available for light vehicles, excluding trailers, for both new registrations and renewals.
VicRoads currently processes 5.6 million registration renewals each year, including 4.47 million light vehicles.
The Labor Government invested $12 million in the 2016 Victorian Budget to upgrade VicRoads registration systems, paving the way for short-term registration.
Creating a myVicRoads online account will allow owners to choose the registration option that suits them, and receive electronic reminders when their registration is due.
To find out the facts on short-term registration, visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au