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Free vehicle rego a win for the West

Published 1st July, 2018

Drivers in North Western and Western Sydney will benefit the most from free vehicle registration under the NSW Government’s Toll Relief program, which starts today.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello to acknowledge the milestone and reveal the suburbs with the most eligible drivers.

Drivers spending $25 per week or more on tolls, or $1,300 over the financial year, on one tag, will save up to $729 when they renew their vehicle registration via the Service NSW website.

“About 100,000 drivers across NSW are expected to benefit, with those in Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Blacktown, Quakers Hill, Glenwood, St Clair and other Western Sydney areas among the top 20 suburbs,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Drivers can simply add their licence plate number to their toll account, then during the registration renewal process, Service NSW will tell you if get a free car rego.”

Mr Dominello said the Government is backdating toll spend from 1 July 2017 up to 30 June 2018, so drivers can benefit on what they have spent on tolls over the past year.

“Claiming the free rego is simple and easy and can be done online or by visiting a Service NSW Centre. Even drivers who are not aware that they are eligible will not miss out, as they will be informed when they renew online,” Mr Dominello said.

“So far 938 free regos have been claimed and $397,000 has been given back to drivers, with the average driver saving $423.

“Drivers that are currently opted into the M5 Cashback Scheme will have the choice to opt out and have their M5 tolls count towards Toll Relief or remain in the M5 Cashback Scheme.”

Eligible drivers will be able to claim their free vehicle registration from 1 July 2018. Drivers will need to use their free rego before 30 June 2019.

The program is one of a raft of NSW Government measures helping to ease cost of living pressures for households. The Government has also introduced the FuelCheck app, cheaper hospital car parking, Active Kids vouchers and CTP reforms. 

For more information on the program visit www.service.nsw.gov.au.

Registration savings for eligible motorists

Weight BandRegistration Savings For Eligible Motorists (2018)*Example Vehicles

Cars up to 975kg

$277

Hyundai Eon, Citroen C1, Renault Twingo

Cars 976 – 1154kg

$311

Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, VW Polo, Toyota Yaris

Cars 1155 – 1504kg

$365

Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, VW Golf

Cars 1505 – 2504kg

$523

Toyota Camry, Toyota Hilux, Hyundai Tucson, Holden Commodore, Mazda CX3, Ford Ranger

Cars 2505 – 2794kg

$729

Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol

Motorcycles

$129

All registered motorcycles

Top 20 suburbs with the largest number of drivers most likely to be eligible 

SuburbNumber of Drivers

Baulkham Hills

2507

Castle Hill

2457

Kellyville

2279

Blacktown

1619

Mosman

1541

Quakers Hill

1465

West Pennant Hills

1291

Glenwood

1137

Cherrybrook

1019

Glenmore Park

962

St Clair

950

Greystanes

891

Maroubra

890

Randwick

786

Prestons

781

Seven Hills

774

Kings Langley

764

Beecroft

748

Merrylands

742

Carlingford

734

Published 1st July, 2018
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