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More than $1.4 million in free rego returned to drivers in just over a week

Published 10th July, 2018

More than $1.4 million in free car registration has been claimed by motorists in just over a week since it has been offered by the NSW Government, with drivers in Sydney’s west and northwest among the biggest winners.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello today revealed more than 3000 free vehicle registrations have been claimed since the NSW Government’s Toll Relief program took effect on July 1.

Drivers spending $25 per week or more on tolls, or $1300 over the financial year, on one tag, will save up to $729 when they renew their vehicle registration via the Service NSW website.

“The numbers speak for themselves – drivers simply love the Toll Relief program. We expect about 100,000 drivers across NSW to benefit, with those in western and northwestern Sydney set to be the greatest beneficiaries,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The average saving so far has been $423 and the Government has done the heavy lifting to make claiming free rego simple and easy - either online or in person.”

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

“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.

“Even drivers who are not aware that they are eligible will not miss out, as they will be informed when they renew online.”

Drivers are encouraged to keep their details up to date by adding new licence plate numbers or removing old licence plate numbers on their Toll account. 

The top 10 suburbs with the largest number of beneficiaries in the first week of the Toll Relief program:

SuburbNumber of driversSum of Benefits Paid

Baulkham Hills

89

$36,200

Castle Hill

82

$34,500

Kellyville

71

$30,300

Mosman

58

$25,200

Quakers Hill

47

$18,700

West Pennant Hills

42

$18,400

Blacktown

42

$17,400

St Clair

36

$15,100

Cherrybrook

34

$14,900

Glenwood

31

$13,400

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, energy rebates and lower CTP fees.

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

Published 10th July, 2018
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