Renewing NSW caravan rego when you are interstate

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 17:40
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I have been looking online and can't find an answer, so please forgive what to many will be a dumb question.
We have a new caravan with an ATM of 3 tonnes registered in NSW. If we are caravanning interstate and the rego renewal comes due, do we have to get the van inspected before renewal?
How does all of that work?
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Reply By: Member - peter_mcc - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 18:11

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 18:11
From NSW RMS
https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/inspections/index.html

Generally, light vehicles more than five years old require a safety check (previously called a pink slip) before you can renew the registration. Light vehicles include:
* Trailers and caravans with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (including those fitted with breakaway brakes, but not including those fitted with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems).

So if it's less than 5 years old you should get the rego renewal in the mail - make sure someone is checking for it. You can then pay online.

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Follow Up By: Keith B2 - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 18:28

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 18:28
Thanks Peter.
I obviously did not look hard enough.
This is the place to come for good solid advice. Thanks once more.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 08:06

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 08:06
In Nsw you can renew regos either two or three months earlier with that in mind. Best go to an RTA or whatever they call it this week and talk to them. Michael
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 09:10

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 09:10
New vans don't need an inspection for 4? years.

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 09:58

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 09:58
Make that 5 yrs !!
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 10:13

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 at 10:13
I put this question to the then RTA some time ago when we were in a similar situation. You can get an inspection done by a licenced mechanic in the state you're in and send the report with your rego renewal to RTA. At the time it all had to be done by snail mail. Perhaps now they will accept a PDF report by email, would pay to check if that is important to you.
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 11:19

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 11:19
Keith
the following is straight from the RMS web Site
Safety check required when renewing your registration
Generally, light vehicles more than five years old require a safety check (previously called a pink slip) before you can renew the registration. Light vehicles include:

Passenger cars
Goods carrying vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (without power-operated brakes)
All motorcycles
Trailers and caravans with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (including those fitted with breakaway brakes, but not including those fitted with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems).

so unless your running Air brakes or Air vacuum breakaways on your caravan you should be ok
WHAT ? brakeaway system does the van have

it will be noted on your rego if it has to be inspected or not & you can look it up on the RMS web site

hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Keith B2 - Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 13:03

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 13:03
Mine is electric over hydraulic disk brakes with breakaway switch and low voltage alarm.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 14:56

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 14:56
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Hi Keith,

Your procedures are fully spelled out on this site.
However, if you need further information would it not be better to get it "directly from the horse's mouth" than rely on possibly outdated offerings?
To do that, call 137788 and ask your questions.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 19:00

Monday, Mar 02, 2020 at 19:00
Allan
I agree it was not hard to find the offical web site to get it correct from the gov department & not 2nd hand, I tried to add web page/site but failed
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 14:44

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 14:44
Here is a better link.

Scroll down to "Renewing Your Registration From Interstate or Overseas."
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