Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is reducing cost of living pressures for Tasmanians.
We know that receiving a single large bill for six monthly or yearly car registration renewal can be tough on many Tasmanian household budgets, especially those on low or fixed incomes.
That’s why, as part of our first 100 Day Plan, we committed to making payment easier.
From 1 July 2021, Tasmanian drivers will be able to choose to pay their rego bill quarterly, or to keep going with the existing six-monthly or yearly payment options.
Quarterly payments will make paying registration easier by spreading the cost over the year, avoiding bill shock or having to find a significant amount for six-monthly or yearly lump sum payments.
Importantly, we’re modifying our fee structure to enable this to be a cost effective option for Tasmanians.
In the immediate term we’ve also waived the administration fee and MAIB surcharge for those now choosing quarterly payments while we work to lock in a new and fairer fee structure. These measures will provide immediate financial relief for many Tasmanians.
Initially the quarterly payment option can be taken up through Service Tasmania or by BPAY and we are working on providing the option in more ways in the near future.
Tasmanian drivers receiving their renewal notice and wanting to transition to quarterly payments can find out more at the Transport website https://bit.ly/TransportTAS or they can call a dedicated telephone support line on 03 6166 4888.