The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to put money back into the pockets of apprentice tradies, with the half-price registration scheme now underway.
More than 260 eligible Victorian apprentices have taken up the scheme since it launched on 1 January, receiving a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle’s registration fee and Transport Accident Charge.
This means that an apprentice paying standard registration on a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne can now save $385.70 per year and apprentices in regional Victoria, including Bendigo and Ballarat can save $330.20.
Offering extra support to trade apprentices means they can focus on developing their skills, which will help to create jobs and grow our economy.
Bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers are among those eligible if their employer can verify that the use of their vehicle is an essential part of their work.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the discount as soon as they receive their registration renewal notice.
Quotes attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino
“We’re supporting our next generation of young apprentice tradies to develop their skills and build what our state needs for the future.”
“This extra financial support will put more money back into the wallets of thousands of trade apprentices working across Victoria.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020