Andrews Government announces discount car registration for apprentices
Receive 50% discount off your 12 month car registration and Transport Accident Charge renewal fee
Rego halved for apprentice tradies
Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to do their job every day will be better off under the Andrews Labor Government’s $8.8 million discount registration scheme.
Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle’s registration fee and Transport Accident Charge.
This extra financial support provided in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget will put more money back in the pockets of thousands of trade apprentices working across Victoria.
Eligible apprentices paying standard registration on a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne, will save $378.85 per year.
Bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers will be among those eligible for a discount if their employers can demonstrate that the use of the vehicle is an essential part of their work.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the skills of the next generation of Victorian workers. Money trade apprentices save on rego costs can now be invested in more training and more tools.
Eligible apprentices will be able to receive discounted registration from 1 January, 2016.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan
“The costs of car rego means some trade apprentices have to forgo tools and training.”
“Bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians, plumbers – they build our homes, they rely on the road, and the Andrews Labor Government is giving them the support they need.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert
“We’re making it easier for young apprentices to get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”
How to apply
1. Gather your information
To apply online you’ll need to provide your:
- First name, last name, date of birth, email and phone number
- VRQA registration number (you can usually find this on letters from the VRQA or you can call your Apprenticeship Support Network Provider)
- registration number of your car that you use for work
- driver licence number.
2. Complete an online application
To complete your application you’ll need to:
set up your myvicroads account (if you’ve already registered with myvicroads, log in and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the trade apprentice discount application)
make sure your employer is supportive of your application. Even if you’re approved, if your employer can’t verify your using you’re car for work purposes, you’ll be sent an invoice for the amount you need to make up.