The NSW Government has slashed the cost of registering caravans and camper trailers by 40 per cent.
The reduction in the motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners will come into effect from 1 November 2018.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey says it will allow people to spend their money on the things they love, including camping and caravanning around NSW.
“The change will apply to towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, putting a saving of up to $471 back into the pockets of hardworking families across the state.”
Member for Lismore Thomas George says light vehicles including caravans attract a motor vehicle tax based on the vehicle’s weight.
“This tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle in NSW, but eligible caravan owners will benefit from a reduction. Not only will this put money back into hip pockets, it will encourage more people to do business in NSW,” he said.
Customers will still be required to pay the standard NSW registration fees including the annual fee of $65.
NSW Caravan & Camping Industry Association CEO Lyndel Gray welcomed the announcement.
“This is great news for our industry and a great outcome for the large and ever-growing caravanning community of NSW,” she said.
“Our Association has long been advocating to cut the cost of caravan and camper trailer registration fees, and we are delighted we have been listened to and action has been taken.
“NSW has traditionally been one of the most expensive states for caravan registrations so this reduction will help bring costs more in line with other states.”