REGO HALVED FOR APPRENTICE TRADIES

Local trade apprentices who rely on their car to do their job will be better off under the Andrews Labor Government’s $8.8 million discount registration scheme.

Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a 50 per cent discount on their
vehicle’s registration fee and Transport Accident Charge.

Eligible apprentices paying standard registration on a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne will save $378.85 per year.

Bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers will be among those eligible for
a discount if their employers can demonstrate that the use of the vehicle is an essential part of their work.

Eligible apprentices will be able to receive discounted registration from 1 January,
2016.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley: 

“This much needed extra financial support will put money back in the pockets of our local tradies who can invest it in more training and better tools,”

“We will ensure that our young apprentices have every opportunity to get the skills they need for the jobs they want and that our community relies upon,”

“They build our homes, fix our plumbing, light our streets and the Andrews Labor Government is committed to giving our tradies the support they need to do their job.”