The Victorian Government has announced vehicle registration will be free for eligible apprentices from July 1, 2023.
Starting from July 1, 2023, vehicle registration will be FREE for eligible apprentices! This is a fantastic initiative by the Victorian Government to support our hardworking apprentices and make it easier for them to get to work. No more worrying about the costs of vehicle registration.
Apprentices eligible for free vehicle registration will save up to $865 every year if their employer can verify that their vehicle is an essential part of their work.
The $10 million initiative was delivered in the 2023/24 Victorian Budget.
Eligible apprentices can apply for the free vehicle registration via the myVicRoads portal on the VicRoads website.
Currently more than 12,000 apprentices who need their car for work claim a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle’s registration fee as part of the Trade Apprentice Registration Discount scheme, introduced in 2016.
Minister for Skills and Training Gayle Tierney said: “This is all about making it easier for our apprentices to get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”
Other broader car initiatives include short-term car registration, free learner and probationary licences and online testing, and a 25 per cent licence renewal discount for drivers without demerit point losses or road safety offences in the three years before licence expiry.
Spread the word and let your fellow apprentices know about this fantastic opportunity!
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