NSW Motorists who spend more than $25 per week on tolls will soon be eligible for free car registration in a plan that will cost the state government up to $100 million in the first 12 months.
The registration rebate plan, outlined on Monday by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, is part of the state government’s ongoing commitment to reducing living costs.
The scheme will be available for privately owned & registered cars, four-wheel-drives, utility vehicles and motorcycles- vehicles weighing more than 2795kg will be exempt.
Ms Berejiklian assured that the scheme would offer significant savings for heavy toll road users: “The majority of eligible motorists will save $358 a year on registration costs, with potential savings of up to $715 a year,” .
The scheme, which kicks off on July 1 2018, will be backdated to allow motorists who have been spending more than $25 per week since the start of July 2017 to claim free registration immediately.
“We want NSW road users to start enjoying the savings as soon as possible, so when the scheme kicks in we will include historic toll payments,” said Ms Berejiklian
Registration Savings for Eligible Motorists
- $272: Cars up to 975kg (Smart Fortwo, Renault Twingo)
- $305: Cars 976kg – 1154kg (Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, VW Polo, Toyota Yaris)
- $358: Cars 1155kg – 1504kg (Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, VW Golf
- $513: Cars 1505kg – 2504kg (Toyota Camry, Toyota Hilux, Hyundai Tucson, Holden Commodore, Mazda CX3, Ford Ranger)
- $715: Cars 2505kg – 2794kg (Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol)
- $127: Motorcycles (All registered motorcycles)
Image Courtesy of NSW Government