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Rego Relief For Half A Million Victorians

30 May 2018

Residents of Frankston, Pakenham and Craigieburn have been amongst the fastest to take up the Andrews Labor Government’s short-term vehicle registration, with more than half a million Victorians already signed up.

Since short term registration was introduced in January 2018, more than 24,000 Victorians each week have been signing up to enjoy new three or six-month registration options.

These new choices are relieving financial pressure on families and providing a boost to household budgets.

Of the eligible vehicle owners who have opted for the budget friendly short-term registration options, 51% have selected the three-month option and 49% have chosen to register their vehicles for six months.

The most popular areas for short-term registration are Pakenham, Craigieburn, Frankston, Werribee and Berwick, with the flexible payment option proving most popular with the 26-35 year age group.

Owners of cars, utes, vans, motorcycles and other light vehicles are now able to make the switch to shorter term registration, or continue with an annual registration fee by creating a myVicRoads account.

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.

Under the new arrangements an average three-month registration costs $200.20 while an average six-month registration costs $400.40, compared to an average annual fee of $800.80.

The Government has invested $12 million to upgrade VicRoads registration systems, paving the way for short term registration.

To find out the facts on short term registration or to sign up for a myVicRoads account, visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.auExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“We’ve relieved financial pressure on hundreds of thousands of Victorian families by giving them the flexibility to choose a payment plan that fits their needs.”

“An $800 lump sum can hit some family budgets hard and it’s clear from this data that these new, flexible options have come as a welcome relief to half a million Victorians.”

Quote attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke

“Having the option of spacing out rego payments over the whole year has been a massive help for many people in Frankston.”

Quote attributable to VicRoads Director of Customer Service Paul Santamaria

“On average, more than 24,000 Victorians are selecting short-term registration options every week which shows just how important these new, flexible choices are for drivers.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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