The Andrews Labor Government is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who have had their vehicles significantly modified to allow them to drive.
Disabled drivers will now be able to apply for a 100% concession on their vehicle registration fee.
For many of the 2,500 Victorians that own vehicles modified to suit a wheelchair user, this will mean a saving of up to $290.40 each year.
To be eligible a vehicle must be fitted with hand controls for accelerating and braking, and have undergone a Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme report stating the vehicle has been significantly modified.
Drivers seeking the registration concession will need to provide a Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme certification to VicRoads prior to registering their vehicle.
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) charge will still apply.
Eligible disabled drivers will continue to be able to access the motor vehicle duty rebate available through the State Revenue Office.
Concessions already available for registered operators of vehicles modified to carry a passenger occupying a wheelchair will continue to apply.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“This change is long overdue and will make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Victorians living with a disability.”
“We know that wheelchair users face significant costs to have vehicles modified – that’s why we’re cutting rego costs to make it easier for drivers.”
Quote attributable to Director of Spinal Cure Gary Allsop
“This discount will help ease the financial burden that wheelchair users face while also helping them to maintain their independence and mobility.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020