Drivers claim $6 million in free rego in just six weeks

12 August 2018

More than 13,000 drivers have claimed $6 million in free vehicle registration in the first six weeks since the NSW Government’s Toll Relief program took effect on 1 July.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello today released the new figures, which continue to show drivers from western and northwestern Sydney benefiting the most from the program.

Drivers spending $25 a 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 or in person at a Service Centre.

“Each day more and more drivers benefit from free rego, which can be claimed easily either online or face to face,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The average saving so far is $423 and we expect more than 100,000 drivers to benefit, especially from western and northwestern Sydney.”

Mr Dominello said the NSW 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 vehicle 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. We have done all the heavy lifting for them.”

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 beneficiary suburbs in the first six weeks of the Toll Relief program are:

Suburb Number of drivers Sum of Benefits Paid
Castle Hill 282 $121,638
Baulkham Hills 281 $117,072
Kellyville 257 $112,439
Mosman 186 $81,142
Blacktown 160 $66,752
Quakers Hill 136 $57,017
West Pennant Hills 131 $58,601
Glenwood 114 $51,294
Cherrybrook 112 $48,381
St Clair 108 $46,450

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

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

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