From September, the penalty for using your mobile phone while driving is five demerits. During a holiday period of double demerits, it will be 10. There is no doubt the NSW government is serious about stopping the distraction caused by illegal phone use. Read More
The NSW government has begun a 6-month trial of mobile pink slips or safety checks. An authorised examiner will come to your location and carry out an inspection of your vehicle. The pink slip will cost the same but the examiner will add an agreed callout fee. Read More
Most vehicle owners can now claim a refund on their CTP green slips. Following reforms to the NSW greenslip scheme, green slip prices fell from 1 December 2017. Insurers will refund overpaid green slips through ServiceNSW. Motorists have until 30 September to claim their greenslip refund. Read More
Taxi owners can expect an average refund of $1,255 and businesses around $265, starting today (22 January 2018). This puts $52 million back into the pockets of businesses and taxi owners. They are the first to receive greenslip refunds under the new greenslip scheme in NSW, which began 1 December 2017. Read More
If you regularly spend more than $25 a week on toll roads in Sydney, you may be able to get free registration. The government just announced a rebate to help cut the high cost of owning a vehicle in NSW. Read More
If you drive a taxi or hire out your vehicle for rideshare, learn the new rules that apply in NSW from 1 November 2017. Read More
Thanks to reforms to the NSW green slip scheme, most vehicle owners can look forward to a green slip refund from January 2018. Read More
In early 2016, recreational fishing or responsible service of alcohol or gambling licences went digital. The next type of licence to go digital will be your drivers licence, depending on the results of a trial in Dubbo. Read More
After 1 July 2017, vehicle owners will see a welcome 5% price cut for their green slips. This means many motorists in Sydney will pay less than $600. It is a long time since prices for CTP insurance got cheaper in NSW.
Many people have already used Uber or GoGet rather than hire a taxi to get around. This has upset taxi drivers, understandably, who have to pay for expensive licences and insurances while meeting legal standards. The NSW government has decided to update the legislation for this brave new world of rideshare and is asking the public to have its say.