Caravan rego to be slashed

GREY nomads, families and adventurers will benefit from a 40 per cent reduction in registering their caravans and camper trailers, following the NSW Government’s decision to ease travel costs for caravanners.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, announced at the weekend a significant reduction in the motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners, which will come into effect from November 1.

“The motor vehicle tax reduction for private users is part of a suite of measures being introduced by the NSW Government to deliver savings to consumers, including the Toll Relief package, the $100 Active Kids rebate and the Green Slip refunds,” Mr Perrottet said.

Local MP Mrs Pavey said the Government recognised the need to reduce costs associated with these popular vehicles.

“The change will apply to towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, putting a saving of up to $471 back into the pockets of hard working families across the State,” the Member for Oxley said.

Member for Lismore Thomas George said light vehicles including caravans attract a motor vehicle tax based on the vehicle’s weight.

“This tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle in NSW, but eligible caravan owners will benefit from a reduction. Not only will this put money back into hip pockets, it will encourage more people to do business in NSW,” Mr George said.

“The good news for NSW pensioners is that those with a caravan who are eligible for a free registration can now have a 40 per cent reduction on their caravan.”

Towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers that are privately registered will be eligible for the 40 per cent reduction in motor vehicle tax. Customers will still be required to pay the standard NSW registration fees including the annual fee of $65.