NSW Budget - Reduced rego costs for caravans and camper trailers

Submitted: Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:01
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In today's Sydney Morning Herald there was a one-liner saying that in the up-coming State budget there would be a 40% reduction in rego costs for caravans. In NSW, rego consists of a small rego fee and a large weight tax.

Curious as to whether the reduction applied to the small rego fee or the large tax, or both, I contacted my local MP and was sent the Minister's press release (below). Without going into detail, I thought it was ambiguous and not very clear, so I made further enquiries.

The 40% reduction is to the tax and is available to all owners of light (ie up to 4.5 tonne) towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers registered for private use.

If you're an eligible pensioner you will continue to get one free registration, say for your motor vehicle, PLUS, if you have a van or CT, you will get the 40% reduction in tax on the van or CT.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 22:40

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There is a Q&A on the RMS site on the subject. See this link.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 17:45

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its the usual smoke and mirrors, election soon so they are trying to appeal to everyone for re election. The savings will be minimal no doubt. Michael
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 18:09

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 18:09
Couldn't agree more, Michael, they're trying to buy votes.

It will save me about $100, not insignificant but still leaves NSW rego for vans of my size way up there.

And it applies from 1st Nov. Guess when my rego is due..... 29 Oct :-(.

Cheapest option for me is 3 month renewal on 29 Oct, then 12 monthly.

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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 19:24

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Election coming up, so some of the education and health positions that were axed just after last election are due to be "reinstated" - that is, of course, if you believe the hype!

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