You bought a brand new car? Happy days! How good is that new car smell?
Oh, wait, you didn’t buy a brand new car? You’re looking for info on renewing the rego on your existing car? We have just the article for you!
Now, back to you, brand new car owner…
When you buy a new vehicle you should be well looked after by your motor dealer. This is a significant purchase and you deserve great service.
If you’ve had any kind of dealings with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) before – such as holding a current driver or rider licence or if have had a vehicle registered in your name before - great news: you’re already in the system. This should make it really easy for your motor vehicle dealer to set you up with a Certificate of Registration and number plates before you drive your new baby out of the lot.
If by chance you haven’t dealt with the RMS previously, before you can finalise your new car registration you will need to pop into one of their customer service centres in person and provide acceptable proof of identity so that you can be recorded in their system.
You also need to have Compulsory Third Party insurance on a new car, but again, your dealer should be able to do this for you.
If you’re curious about the breakdown of your new car rego it goes like this:
- 12 months CTP insurance – you can use a Green Slip calculator to find out the best price for your vehicle.
- Registration fee - $63 per annum (effective July 2015)
- Motor vehicle tax for light vehicles. This is based on your vehicle’s weight. You can find cost estimates here, or call 13 22 13 for info specific to your vehicle.
- Stamp duty. This is based on the market value of your car. Check out this stamp duty calculator if you’re curious.
- A number plate fee – Standard new numberplates are $43 (effective July 2015) There’s a whole bunch of cool and different plates you can get too. Check ‘em out!
But you probably don’t need to know all of this because your super friendly motor dealer is going to hook you up with all your rego needs and before long you'll be cruising down the street in that delicious new car of yours.
If you want to know more about registering a car in NSW visit the RMS website or check out our Rego FAQs. <link>
Rego hack: Don’t forget to update your E-Tag details!
You got that gorgeous new car and a road trip is in order - you’ve got some showing off to do! But if you’re going to drive on a road with tolls and you have an E-Tag, don’t forget to organise with your tag provider to update your number plate and vehicle details. Most providers will let you do this online. You can find a list of E-Tag providers here.
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