Flex­i­ble ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion a hit with many

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

More than half-a-mil­lion Vic­to­ri­ans have taken up the new short-term ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion op­tions.

Since short-term reg­is­tra­tions were in­tro­duced in Jan­uary, 3239 peo­ple in Moira Shire have signed up to three or six­month reg­is­tra­tion op­tions.

The 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 short-term ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tions each week.

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

The flex­i­ble pay­ment op­tion is prov­ing most pop­u­lar with the 26 to 35-year age group.

Own­ers of cars, utes, vans, mo­tor­cy­cles and other light ve­hi­cles can 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 and re­ceive elec­tronic re­minders when reg­is­tra­tion is due.

Un­der the ar­range­ments, an av­er­age three-month reg­is­tra­tion costs $171.60, while an av­er­age six-month reg­is­tra­tion costs $343.20, com­pared to an av­er­age an­nual fee of $686.40.

To find out more or to sign up for a myVicRoads ac­count, visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au

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