Tag Archives: rego

“No such thing as GIVING someone a trailer in the ACT”

By 15 January 2014

Just want to sanity check something, please, before I go on and kick up a stink with our friends at Canberra Connect. My mum has given me her trailer. It’s a standard small trailer, from 1978. It probably needs a new floor.  Currently, it’s registered in Victoria.
When I rang to ask about the process for transferring [...]

New Third Party Providers for ACT rego’s

By 26 September 2013

So, after much fanfare new 3rd party providers have come on board with rego ACT.
What a joke, it is really hard to beleive that the ACT Government wasted so much bloody time trying to break the strangle hold NRMA has had in the ACT for all these years, just to get three other insurance company’s [...]

Is there a refund for Car plates?

By 22 September 2013

I was wondering if anyone out there would know if I were to return my car rego plates to ACT Registration Shopfront would I receive any kind of refund?
If there is a refund, is it a flat fee or does it depend on other criteria?
Thanks for your assistance.

ACT Vehicle Registration?

By 20 September 2013

Looking at the list of fees on the registration receipt, couldn’t help but wonder about the “Road Rescue Fee” and “Compulsory Contribution.”
Has anyone gained a service out of these? Or is it an elaborate way to take more money?
Thank you

Bridgestone Belconnen fingered for not checking the brakes

By 30 July 2013

Simon Corbell has taken the unusual step of singling out Autoco Tuggeranong for Fair Trading breaches:
The Commissioner for Fair Trading has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Autoco Tuggeranong Pty Ltd, trading as Bridgestone Select Belconnen, for failing to conduct brake tests on a number of vehicles during vehicle inspections for registration purposes, Attorney General, [...]

Will anyone tick the box for more expensive CTP?

By 15 July 2013

Andrew Barr has announced the long awaited start of choice for Compulsory Third Party Insurance when registering cars:
Last month Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and I announced that three insurers: AAMI, GIO and Apia (the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency) had been granted licences to offer CTP insurance to ACT motorists.
These three insurers are offering CTP premiums [...]

Registration renewal in ACT

By 5 July 2013

Looking for advice from anyone who has been in this position recently…….
Renewing rego for a vehicle where rego has expired > 12 months requires an inspection certificate, right ? My understanding based on previous experience with ACT Shopfronts (dodgier than Wiki I know but heh…..) – was that re-establishing registration and requiring new numberplates was [...]

Say goodbye to your rego sticker


Simon Corbell is ramming home the point that from 1 July you won’t have a registration stickers in the windows of your cars.
“Registration labels will be scrapped for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of up to 4.5 tonnes which includes the majority of cars, light trailers, caravans, motorbikes and light buses on ACT roads,” [...]

Kmart roadworthy checks need another go

By 14 May 2013

Simon Corbell is letting people know Kmart Tyre & Auto Service (KTAS) have been missing some steps:
Kmart, on behalf of its business Kmart Tyre & Auto Service (KTAS), has provided the Commissioner for Fair Trading with court enforceable undertakings under the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) after the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) expressed concern [...]

Third Party Insurance coming down – But in NSW

By 9 May 2013

The ACT already has the highest TPI in Australia, and it is blindingly obvious that this system has the interests of the NRMA and the local legal fraternity as it’s primary beneficiaries.
The wretched Smyth has ensured that the local ambulance chasing legal creatures have free reign in screwing the absolute maximum premium from unfortunate third [...]

Remember to tell the RTA when you move


The Magistrate’s Court has thrown up the case of one Brett French who wandered into licence suspension via loaning out his car and moving without telling the RTA where he was going.
He also took a stab at invalidating the entire suspension process by Chief Magistrate Walker decided to interpret the law otherwise (while noting it’s [...]

Buying a car from interstatw

By 22 February 2013

Hello everyone, I want to buy a car from NSW (Sydney to be exact). I was just wondering how different it is than just buying one from the ACT. Do I just transfer the rego?

How to report a defective vehicle?

By 8 January 2013

After years of having several “random inspections of the ACT Road fleet” Dickson inspections in my letterbox, and years of having cars randomly defected while on my street (Including one for bald rear tyres which was the reason why the car wasn’t driven that day as I was waiting for a mate to drop some [...]

Tackling the red tape at two minutes to midnight (Rego stickers too much like tape)

By 13 September 2012

It’s a bit of an eyebrow raiser when an 12 year old government with one day left to the caretaker period announces a review of red tape.
Economic Development Minister Andrew Barr and Attorney-General Simon Corbell today issued the first reforms to come out of the ACT Government’s Red Tape Reduction Panel.
The Government will be:
– developing [...]

Liberals vote for lawyers on CTP and Barr spits the dummy

By 25 August 2012

Treasurer Andrew Barr is expressing his displeasure after the Greens and Liberals teamed up to water down his CTP reforms:
The Legislative Assembly today passed the Government’s Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011, however the Liberals and Greens combined to pass significant amendments that gutted the Bill.
It is disappointing that the Liberals [...]

The Law Society on why CTP is marvelous

By 22 August 2012

With the Queen of Personal Injury Lawyers Noor Blumer running the Law Society we should not be surprised they’re stoically defending the personal injury system which drive the cost of Compulsory Third Party car insurance.
Ms Noor Blumer, the President of the ACT Law Society released a comparative table of CTP premiums today.
“As the table shows [...]

CTP up $52

By 16 July 2012

It turns out the ACT has a CTP regulator called Megan Smithies.
She has today announced that Compulsory Third Party Insurance from 1 September will be going up:
The ACT CTP regulator, Megan Smithies, tòday announced that compulsory third party (CTP) insurance premiums charged by NRi\/IA Insurance for most ACT motor vehicles will increase by 10 [...]

Barr to tackle compo in CTP reform gambit

By 16 July 2012

Andrew Barr is taking a swing at Canberra’s compulsory third party insurance monopoly.
The issue is that with the ACT’s courts no second insurer is willing to take a chance with our small market and potential for large ongoing payouts.
The key goal of the Government’s legislation is to get injured people to access medical diagnosis, treatment [...]

What happens if you don’t transfer interstate rego?

By 6 July 2012

Hey all – quick query for the hive mind…
We’re thinking about buying a car up in Sydney, which has 9 months NSW rego left. Now, as I understand it (never having bought a car interstate before) when you transfer rego to the ACT you can apply to the NSW RTA for a refund of the [...]

Okay, a damn fine bit of rort. [Rego rant]

By 29 March 2012

This is my first post here, and I figure that others will have already perhaps commented on this, but today I (yep) paid the rego on my wife’s car, and the only thing I could think was that “Someone’s making money for nothing!”
My wife drives a little Barina Spark (1.2L engine) ironically in pink, which [...]

ACT Vehicle Inspection Stations

By 14 March 2012

Good morning.
I recently moved to the ACT and require my car to be inspected in order to receive ACT registration.
I am wondering if anybody knows of any registered inspection stations who turn a few blind eyes for very minor issues?
All comments are appreciated unless you tell me to get my car fixed.
Thank you [...]

Pre-purchase vehicle inspection in Canberra?

By 23 February 2012

Can anyone recommend a business that does pre-purchase vehicle inspections?
I’m looking at buying a second hand 4WD and would like to have it checked out by an expert.
I’ve previously used State Roads Vehicle Inspections in Sydney, who are excellent, but they’re booked out here in Canberra until end of next week. 

Car rego blues

By 8 January 2012

So I  received my car rego renewel in the mail the other day. Great, another bill, just what I need at this time of year. Being Christmas and having a few other bills needing paying around this time I find myself to be somewhat unfinancial so I decide to only purchase 6 months rego instead [...]

Slow panel beater, options needed

By 7 January 2012

A month ago I took my  campervan to a panel beater to get some rust repairs done prior to getting it road worthied. I plan to sell it as soon as possible. The panel beater though still has not even started work on the rust repairs. He has twice promised he’d have the work done, [...]

1,800 drivers tested on the Barton Highway

By 2 December 2011

Operation RAID (Remove All Impaired Drivers), in which ACT Policing Traffic Operations and NSW Police are combining their efforts in a crackdown on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, swung into action last night (Thursday, December 1) with more than 1800 motorists tested on the Barton Highway near Hall.
Over four hours from 4pm yesterday, police from both [...]

Zed announces policy grab bag.

By 21 October 2011

With a year to go before an election the Liberals Zed Seselja has announced some policies:
– Rego cuts
– Money for local sport
– An independent Public Administration Commission to attempt enhancements the integrity of the public service.
– Promises of prompter invoice payments, particularly for local business.
– An infrastructure commission to try and cut down on expensive [...]

Online Registration Renewal in Canberra?

By 8 October 2011

Hey guys, I went down to the coast this week and forgot to renew my registration before I left.
I did it as soon as I got home (online) and I was wondering if I was fine to drive or do I have to wait for that sticker to arrive?

Registration needs to be paid within 7 days?

By 11 May 2011

Due to financial constraints I only have the option of paying for registration on pay day.  This is 4 days outside of the ACT clause “Please allow 7 working days for the delivery of your registration label” warning.  I gather it will be unlikely that the registration label will arrive within the those 4 days [...]

Here’s an idea…..Abolish the Vehicle Registration Annual Fee.

By 30 March 2011

I have a number of things to say, since RiotAct has helped me in various ways I thought a little content return may be in order. Therefore I will be posting semi-regular threads with the above heading ‘Here’s an idea…..XYZ – to stay in theme.
I don’t think this idea is new at all but thought [...]

65 deadbeats busted in four days by RAPID

By 26 February 2011

Over the past four days, ACT Policing’s Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified (RAPID) team has detected 65 unregistered vehicles.
From the 26,000 vehicles scanned, RAPID also identified 33 uninsured vehicles, 16 defective vehicles and seven unlicensed drivers. In addition, 50 infringements were issued for other traffic related offences.
Among the vehicles detected this week were a [...]

Katy moves to cap CTP payouts

By 6 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 5, 2010 @ 10:24]
Spare a thought for Canberra’s plaintiff lawyers and the restaurants which depend on them.
The Canberra Times reports that the increasingly Chiefly Katy Gallagher is planning to cap compulsory third-party motor insurance scheme payouts after discovering most of the money is spent on the lawyers.
Legislation which would mandate pay-outs based [...]

Where has that CTP competition gone?

By 13 July 2010

Despite increasingly confusing literature with our rego renewal paperwork there isn’t actually any competition in the compulsory third party market yet.
The increasingly active Alistair Coe (Liberal for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure) is asking questions about what the hold up is:
“Given third party insurance is mandatory for every registered vehicle in the [...]

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