Email and SMS alerts for vehicle registration
29 May 2013
Email and SMS alerts for vehicle registration start soon
Motorists soon will be able to opt in to an email and SMS service to remind them their registration is due, Roads Minister Duncan Gay announced today.
The project, which starts on July 8th, is part of Roads and Maritime Services’ commitment to delivering fast, efficient services to customers.
Since January this year motorists no longer need to affix registration labels to their vehicles and the new service aims to help prompt people to remember their rego is due.
“You need to have an online account to take advantage of the service, which we hope will expand in future to offer other reminders for things such as licences,” Mr Gay said.
“Customers who do not have an online account can sign up and receive their alerts by following the easy prompts on the RMS website.
“Existing online account holders have automatically been signed up for the service and will receive a notification 30 days before the alerts start - at which time they can choose to opt out.
“If you are not already signed up you can subscribe to this service by calling the RMS Contact Centre on 13 22 13 or visit a registry.
“There are no charges for the service.
“Reminders will be provided 10 days before registration is due to expire, again two days before and on the day if payment still has not been received.
“The email reminder will show the date your vehicle’s registration expires and the status of your CTP/Greenslip.
“It will also let you know if an e-safety inspection is required to renew your registration.
“There are penalties for driving unregistered vehicles and we hope people take advantage of this free service to help remember due dates.”
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