Electronic CTP greenslip notification to the RMS
The old term eGreenslip derives from the fact that, for most greenslips, insurers notify Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) electronically when you purchase your green slip. Notification to the RMS 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 RMS even 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, even though greenslips and most blue slips are sent electronically, you still need to go to the RMS with other required material. RMS requirements are set out in full on the RMS website.
Vehicle safety inspections, known as safety checks are now also transmitted to the RMS electronically.
The benefit of an eGreenslip and a safety check is that you can register your vehicle online or by phone. You can still, if you wish, also go to Service NSW or motor registry 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.
Reviewed and updated 17 January 2019