By Juliano Oliveira
The Queensland Government will implement a monthly payment fee possibility for the car owners in the state. The rule in force allows motorists to use direct debit for registration renewals for periods of three, six or twelve months.
In a few months, Queenslanders will be able to sign up online to use the new option. A testing phase is currently underway. The new one-month rego service will include a $1.45 surcharge, similar to the costs of paying for three or six-month rego.
As the Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey saying that flexibility is needed when it comes to paying for services and utilities, a survey pointed out that one-in-five motorists said they wanted to be able to pay rego and third-party insurance monthly.
“We’re introducing one-month rego to make it even easier for Queenslanders to manage their payments, just like they would with their phone or internet. In this year’s budget we announced over $2.9 billion in transport concessions which provide an average of over $700 saving for over 101,000 Queensland vehicle owners,” he says.
In Queensland, the vehicle registration fee is currently charged according to the number of cylinders a vehicle has. Vehicles are grouped together for this purpose, with the main cylinder groups being 2, 4, 6 and 8 cylinders. The larger the number of cylinders, the higher will be the fees charged. The cost of registration depends on what the customer is registering—car, motorcycle, trailer, truck or boat and if you want a 6-month or 12-month registration.
The payment can be done online, by direct debit, by phone and internet banking, in person, and by mail, according to the Queensland Government.