Electronic ctp greenslip notification to the RTA
The term egreenslip derives from the fact that, for most greenslips, insurers notify the RTA electronically when you purchase your green slip.
Notification to the RTA usually occurs in less than one hour from the time of your purchase.
Generally, paper copies of your greenslip are no longer required by the RTA. The only times the RTA requires a paper copy is when the vehicle is being transferred from interstate or imported from overseas, when the registration has expired by more than three months or when the previous registration was cancelled. In each of those cases you will need to go the RTA with a paper copy of your greenslip and other material. The RTA requirements are set out in full on the RTA website.
Vehicle safety checks, know as e-Safety Checks are now also transmitted to the RTA electronically.
The benefit of an egreenslip and an e-Safety Check is that you can register your vehicle online or by phone. You can still, if you wish, also go to an RTA office to register your vehicle.
Remember, you can choose to renew your registration for six or twelve months in the case of cars and light vehicles or for three months in the case of trailers.
Finally, when you purchase a greenslip make sure you purchase it for the period for which you intend to renew your registration. If for example you intend to renew your registration for six months, buy a green slip for six months, not twelve months.