REGO RELIEF FOR THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN GIPPSLAND
Monday 4 June 2018
More than half a million Victorians have taken up the Andrews Labor Government’s new, flexible short-term vehicle registration options.
Since short term registration was introduced in January 2018, more than thirty-two thousand people in the 6 local government areas (LGA) which make up Gippsland have signed up to enjoy new three or six-month registration options.
The list below details the number of people who have opted to take up short term registration by LGA
|3 Month||6 Month|
|Bass Coast Shire Council||1,753||2,029||3,782|
|Baw Baw Shire Council||3,620||3,108||6,728|
|East Gippsland Shire Council||2,456||2,879||5,335|
|Latrobe City Council||4,242||3,962||8,204|
|South Gippsland Shire Council||1,758||1,704||3,462|
|Wellington Shire Council||2,339||2,448||4,787|
|TOTAL FOR GIPPSLAND||16,168||16,130||32,298|
These new choices are relieving financial pressure on families and providing a boost to household budgets.
Across Victoria, more than 24,000 people are signing up to the new short-term vehicle registrations each week.
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 flexible payment option is 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.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing
“We’re relieving financial pressure for thousands of families in Gippsland by giving them the flexibility to choose a payment plan that suits their needs.”
“More than half a million Victorians are experiencing the welcome relief of choosing more flexible and easy registration options and that’s something that’s helping budgets across Gippsland and across the state.”