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20 years of greenslips.com.au – Part 2

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This year, greenslips.com.au celebrates 20 years of being the most trusted source of information about greenslips. In our last blog, we looked at the first 10 years of greenslips.com.au. This is a timeline of the next 10 years.

2011 Road Transport Authority (RTA) was abolished and replaced by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Many people called it the RTA for years afterwards (and still do). Australians bought 49 electric vehicles.

2012 We first put up a greenslips calculator on greenslips.com.au. Registration labels for cars were abolished. Facebook went public, Hurricane Sandy hit the Caribbean and US, and the London Olympics were on. GIF (a type of computer image) was word of the year.

2013 Our new mobile friendly website launched. The Motor Accident Authority reviewed the CTP scheme but shelved all changes. Get Your Hands Off It! was created to deal with mobile phone distraction. Tesla Model S introduced a huge touchscreen and the most popular car in Australia was the Toyota Corolla.

2014 We launched greenslipcalculator.com.au, a one-pager for people to quickly use the greenslips calculator. Tesla Autopilot and Apple CarPlay launched.

2015 Motor Accident Authority was abolished and State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) took over. Zurich insurance stopped offering green slips in NSW. Double demerits were extended to mobile phones. Android Auto launched and Dieselgate happened. The most trusted popular car in Australia was the Toyota Corolla.

2016 You could renew your drivers licence online. Sales of new SUVs overtook passenger cars. Ford Australia stopped making the Falcon passenger sedan. The most popular car in Australia was not a car but a ute: the Toyota HiLux.

2017 On 1 December launched a new greenslip CTP scheme in NSW to reduce the price of greenslips and help injured people more quickly. We created a new design for greenslips.com.au. Service NSW offered free registration for toll payers and began to transact all motor services. There were new rules for ridesharing and NRMA announced Australia’s largest electric vehicle fast-charging network. Holden stopped production.

2018 We updated greenslips.com.au for the new CTP scheme and used lean AMP coding to make our mobile site faster. We also introduced rego reminder stickers. Taxis, businesses and people could apply for green slip refunds. A mobile phone was used as a key to open a car. SUVs made up 43% of the new Australian car market. The most popular car in Australia was still not a car, but a Toyota HiLux ute.

2019 greenslips.com.au began a new partnership with Can Assist, a trusted charity that helps cancer sufferers in the regions of NSW. We gave support and funding for greenslips to 8 Can Assist branches. We also introduced a new fuel price comparison tool. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) was replaced by Transport for NSW (TfNSW), digital licences launched and Takata airbags were recalled. Australians bought 2,500 electric vehicles.

2020 Youi became the 6th insurer to enter the greenslips market in NSW. We continued our partnership with Can Assist by funding 9 more branches, now 17 in total. Mobile phone detection cameras launched. Covid closed Australia down. It was the centenary of NRMA and the last year of the Holden brand in Australia. The most popular vehicle was still the Toyota HiLux.

2021

The NSW population is now 8,196,000 (23.4% higher than in 2001) and there are 6,892,240 registered vehicles (54.8% more than in 2001). Our Can Assist partnership continues today, with 29 branches now funded across NSW. In difficult times, such as illness or Covid, people need their vehicles more than ever to get around.

The second 10 years of greenslips.com.au was certainly a change from the first 10 years. Holden Commodore was Australia’s favourite car for the first 10 years. At the end of 20 years, it had disappeared altogether. Meanwhile, Australia’s love affair with SUVs and utes began in earnest (but Toyota Corolla has never been out of the top three).

Some things fortunately don’t change. After 20 years, greenslips.com.au is still the most trusted source of information about green slips.

Calculate your cheapest green slip now.

Corrina Baird

Writer and expert greenslips.com.au

Corrina used to lend her car to her kids and discovered first hand what Ls, Ps and demerits mean for greenslips. After 20 years of writing and research in financial services, she’s an expert in the NSW CTP scheme. Read more about Corrina

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