Facts About Vehicle Registration in Australia

In Australia, it is compulsory for every car on the road to be registered. To not have registration is an offense and one cannot get the compulsory third party insurance (CTP). Police are able to quickly verify registration on the roadside using wireless technology to get instant results. Failure to have vehicle registration can result in a fine of up to $2,500. A driver who does not own a vehicle caught out without registration can defend themselves by proving they did not know or could not have known that the vehicle had no registration.

In Australia, Vehicle Registration is done by the Government. Vehicle number plates that one gets in the registration process are issued by the states, other territories, the armed forces and the Commonwealth government. They are permanent for as long as the vehicle is on the road unless perhaps they become unreadable and need to be replaced.

There have been changes in the vehicle registration process since October, 2008. One was the adoption of a new sequence plate in South Australia. It is also possible to renew vehicle registration online if one does internet banking using BPAY View. If you choose to do it this way, note that your BPAY View registration number is the six digit number that is the same one on the South Australia driver’s license or learners permit. If the registration is for an organization rather than an individual, then the client number is the one on the certificate of registration. You may be asked to enter a Customer Reference Number (CRN) to complete the registration process with your financial institution. This number is 1 to 9 in sequence, followed by 011; that is 123456789011.

Having completed that part, you may proceed with payment. Step one of that is logging on EzyReg, entering the vehicle registration details and then choosing the BPAY View paying option. Next, Log onto your online banking account and pay for the vehicle’s registration via BPAY View. Payment may be paid via check or one’s savings account. It normally takes at least two working days for the BPAY View payment request to processes at your bank or financial services provider. If there are less than seven days left on your present registration period, you should print the receipt from your financial service provider and always have that with you as you drive. It will act as proof that you new registration is being processed for the first week of the new registration period.

There are some conditions pegged on using BPAY View to renew one’s vehicle registration. One is that the fee has to be paid through one’s financial institution’s online banking facility. Also, this payment has to be made at least two days before the end of the present registration if continuity is to be ensured.

Failure to make full payment, changes or cessation of business by the courts after payment has been made can result in the registration being cancelled.

Further changes as regards to Vehicle Registration were made as from 1st July, 2011. One is that light vehicles will no longer need vehicle registration vehicles. The class of light vehicles includes motorcycles, trailers, boat trailers, horse floats, caravans and cars with a gross vehicle mass of less than 4.5 tons.

Source by David Johnston

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