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Licencing & Registration


The downside of sticker-less registration

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In January 2013, the NSW government abolished registration for light vehicles, effectively 97% of vehicles then registered in NSW. An official review at the time said Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) would save $575,000 a year spent on printing and posting them. Victoria abolished stickers in January 2014 and Queensland recently followed suit.

Read more: The downside of sticker-less registration


Demerit points explained

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Not many drivers are likely to know exactly how many demerit points apply for driving offences in NSW. But since the introduction in 1997 of double demerits during busy holiday times, you can very quickly reach the limit and have your driving licence suspended or renewal refused.

Read more: Demerit points explained


Renew rego online for national parks discount

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Many motorists who renew their registration online can get $15 off one of two popular passes to national parks throughout NSW.

The discount applies now - from 20 December 2015 to December 2016 – for one 12-month, annual All Park or Multi-Park Pass.


Digital licences on the way

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The days of carrying a licence in your wallet – or stuffed into your back pocket – are coming to an end. Following an election promise, the NSW government plans to make all forms of licence digital in the next few years.

Read more: Digital licences on the way


Double demerits reminder

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Double demerit points for some motoring offences will apply again this Christmas and New Year period.

From December 24 to January 3, any speeding, seatbelts and motorbike helmet offences will cost you double demerit points.

Remember drivers who use their mobile phones while driving during the period will now lose double demerit points as well.

So focus on the road this Christmas and enjoy your holidays.


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