Tips on using the green slip calculator
- Registration commencement date – You can enter it up to 3 months in advance or up to 3 months overdue. You cannot register your vehicle more than 3 months in advance and green slip prices are not set more than 3 months in advance. If your registration is more than 3 months overdue, Service NSW will cancel your registration and the due date will be the current date. You will also need a blue slip.
- Green slip calculator works for light vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes GVM, but not for trucks over 4.5 tonnes GVM, buses or fleets. To compare green slip prices for those vehicle types you need to contact the insurers.
- Vehicle type – an important factor in determining green slip prices. Insurers often charge more for utes and light commercial vehicles than they do for motor cars. Generally, vans are classified as light commercial vehicles. To check common classification codes, click on the information icon next to the question in the calculator.
- Be accurate – It is important to enter your details carefully and accurately as this will affect the green slip price..
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1. Can I get a greenslip quote for my vehicle?
2. When should I get green slip quotes?
You should get green slip quotes when you want to renew registration or start a new registration in NSW. You cannot register a vehicle or get green slip prices more than 3 months in advance.
- For a renewal, you need the registration commencement date on your rego papers. You can renew registration up to 3 months before your registration is due or up to 3 months after it was due.
- You must start a new registration if your registration is more than 3 months overdue, because Service NSW will cancel your registration. Your vehicle will need a blue slip and the registration commencement date will be today.
3. Does vehicle type affect the price of my green slip?
Some factors in particular affect the price of your green slip. Vehicle type is one important factor in green slip prices. Insurers often charge more for utes and light commercial vehicle than for motor cars. It is worth checking your registration renewal notice for the classification code. For example, some SUVs are classified as light goods vehicles and others as motor cars.
To check common classification codes, click on the information icon next to the question in the calculator.
4. Does postcode affect the price of my green slip?
Yes, postcode does affect the price of your green slip. Each postcode is allocated to one of 5 geographic regions. These are Metro, Outer Metro, Newcastle and Central Coast, Wollongong and Country. Insurers use these regions to set green slip prices. Generally, a green slip is more expensive in Metro areas than in the other regions.
5. Are green slips cheaper in the country?
Yes, green slips are generally much cheaper in Country areas than in the Metro area. However, the price of your green slip is also based on other important factors.
6. Are all green slips the same?
Yes, all green slips are the same. Every greenslip must provide the same coverage by law for the injuries or deaths of people in a road accident involving your vehicle. NRMA Insurance provides extra coverage for at-fault drivers on top of its regulated green slip.
7. Do demerit points affect the price of my green slip?
Yes, demerit points do affect the price of your green slip. You can pay up to $300 more for a green slip with only one demerit point. Insurers view demerit points or traffic offences as a sign of whether you drive safely and within the law. Remember, demerit points stay on your licence for 42 months, which can increase the price of your green slip for 3 years.
8. How do young drivers get a cheap green slip?
Young drivers are unlikely to get a cheap green slip. Compared to more experienced drivers, they take more risks and crash more often. P1 platers are the riskiest drivers, especially in the first month. Young drivers can start creating a good driving record and, if possible, drive a newer car with safety features. They can then expect to get cheaper green slips later on.
9. How do I get green slip prices if there is no youngest driver?
If you are the only driver, you are considered to be the youngest driver. In this case, use your own details to answer questions in the greenslips.com.au Calculator about the youngest driver. Remember, the youngest driver does not have to be young.
10. Do I need a green slip for the used car I just bought?
No, you do not need a green slip for your car if it was registered when you bought it. This is because a current registration always includes a current green slip. When the car next comes up for registration, then you need to buy a new green slip. However, if the used car you bought was not registered, you will need to buy a green slip to register it.
11. Can I buy a greenslip for 6 or 12 months?
Yes, you can buy a greenslip for 6 or 12 months. However, you have to register your vehicle for 12 months if:
- This is the first registration of a vehicle in NSW.
- Registration (6 or 12 months) has lapsed by more than 21 days.
- Your vehicle needs a blue slip because it was transferred from interstate or has a cancelled registration.
After the first registration, you can buy a greenslip for 6 months.
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