NSW Government helps 'A trailer' operators

24 July 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Director, Customer and Compliance Peter Wells today announced heavy vehicle operators intending to take advantage of reduced ‘A trailer’ registration charges by cancelling and reregistering their vehicles, will not need an inspection.

"The decision affects about 3,200 trailers in New South Wales with some operators saving of thousands of dollars in registration fees," Mr Wells said.

"The National Transport Commission sets annual registration fees for heavy vehicles to provide consistency across this important national industry.

"Registration fees for ‘A trailers’ have been reduced after the industry indicated substantial increases to fees for heavy vehicle registrations since 2007 had caused significant hardship. 

"National heavy vehicle charges are levied on all heavy vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes. They are intended to cover the cost of road use of these vehicles.

"To help heavy vehicle operators take advantage of the reduced charges by cancelling and re-establishing their trailer registrations, RMS will exempt the vehicle inspection requirement until 31 August 2012,” Mr Wells said.

The concession is available under the following conditions:

  • Vehicle must be cancelled and re-established on the same day
  • Vehicle must be re-established in the same name and at the same garaging address
  • No details of the vehicle must change
  • The concession is only available up to and including 31 August 2012.

Many NSW transport operators are expected to take advantage of this concession so a dedicated email address has been created to manage requests.

Customers choosing to take advantage of this concession will need to email ATrailerChange@rms.nsw.gov.au with the following information

  • Customer number
  • Name
  • Contact details – including email, phone and mail address
  • Plate number/s
  • Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)
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