Where is better/cheaper to register a 16' caravan NSW or VICTORIA?

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G'day all, where is better/cheaper to register a 16' caravan - NSW or VICTORIA? And what is the approx. cost in each state, thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:28

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:28
NSW is based on weight. I just received the new rego papers for my 980kg tare caravan and the cost is $283. When I bought it privately in Vic in 2009 I think the cost on the previous owners rego papers was around $40.

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:43

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:43
Remember that you have legal obligations to comply with residential status requirements, which may create issues in the event of an insurance claim if the vehicle is found to be not legally registered!

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Follow Up By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 13:10

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 13:10
I am aware of a friend that moved from Qld back to his original home state of NSW.

He had his vehicle registered in Qld but now resided in NSW and had done so for some months. He had not changed his registration.

This fellow had a roll over in his current Qld registered vehicle and when the NSW Police did a licence and registration check they charged him with being both unlicenced and the vehicle unregistered.

The out come was he was driving an unregistered vehicle. The insurance company refused to pay for his written off vehicle.

So many people think they are getting cheap registration until either a disaster occurs or they are stopped by Police and checked.

This reinforces Shaker's comment above.
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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 13:43

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 13:43
my post is only to query the cost difference from state to state! not for registering anything! stick to the question would be good, thanks for all the extra advice anyway, regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 16:00

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 16:00
aussiedingo - would suggest Professor Google is your friend then...

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/registration/feesconcessions/registrationfees.html

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/registration-fees/vehicle-registration-fees
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry W4 - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 17:15

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 17:15
That is staggering. NSW = $195 Vic $54 and I just received my renewal for my Cub Supamatic (800kg TARE) and it is $274.

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Follow Up By: Honky - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 19:21

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 19:21
Also don't forget you also have to get a pink slip every year in NSW which is about $20 on top.
My camper trailer which is a glorified trailer cost $274 to register.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 20:02

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 20:02
Gday Honky
My tent on wheels cost $45.00 P/A to register.
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Follow Up By: Andrew D7 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 15:47

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 15:47
"This fellow had a roll over in his current Qld registered vehicle and when the NSW Police did a licence and registration check they charged him with being both unlicensed and the vehicle unregistered.

The out come was he was driving an unregistered vehicle. The insurance company refused to pay for his written off vehicle."

That is 100% fairy story and false.
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Follow Up By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 16:23

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 16:23
Andrew D7

I can assure you that this is 100% factual as I know the fellow and have for more than 30 years. He was actually on his way home after doing some service work for me on a Cummins engine, as that was his trade.

It is people like you that probably ignore facts anyway.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:48

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:48
Andrew D7, instead if just calling somebody else's post a falsehood & a fairy story, why don't you explain to us the legal requirements for claiming residential status & the ramifications for falsely registering a vehicle in another State? You may also like to explain the correct procedure when you move permanently to another State & the status of a vehicles registration after it has been sold to an interstate purchaser!

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 21:00

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 21:00
If you relocate permently to another state you have 30 days to transfer your licence and regestration.

This is very much a live issue for travelers and others.

The story mentioned..said he had moved backe to NSW....so he was a resident......its a good cop guv.


This a why, travelrs must contrive by legal means to have a perment residential address and return there from time to time.

From what I understand...you can travel interstate for extended periods of time without the need to transfer your regestration and such.

How you prove you reside in a state you are not in...AH that is another argument.

My understanding is
you return there from time to time
you keep stuff there
you have corespondance sent there..in particular government corespondance.
You do not permantly reside else where.

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Reply By: R.J.W. - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:51

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 19:51
I have a friend with a huge van that has a NSW licence and a NSW registered tug and has the van registered in VIC for a fraction of the NSW cost. This bloke is not shifty and reckons they have a special rego for travellers, all you have to do is have a VIC address. It has a special term and is discussed more on caravan forums. Having done seasonal work between two states it can be very hard to get around the system, not aware of the full details of the bloke who had a claim refused but if he transferred his licence when he moved states and thought he would do the rego's later they can get you for being unregistered, if you want to argue that they are registered they will book you for being unlicenced. I have had a copper say exactly this to me "What do you want to be booked for? Unregistered or Unlicensed Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 09:15

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 09:15
I know of a caravan carrying the original Queensland plates, that the certification registers the owners Victorian postal and residential address, but a Queensland business address. The Victorian driver still has a Queensland Customer Reference Number (CRN) because of the original registration.

In caravan parks, it causes a bit more than mild interest, seeing a Victorian registered tug, and Queensland registered van. Where are you from? That is usually the first question!

Why does the owner register in Queensland? Because he likes the plate number and letter sequence. Yes, both are insured with the same insurer
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