Motor vehicle tax relief for caravans and campers

Perkins Caravans Craig Blackler, roads minister Melinda Pavey and MP Thomas George.
Perkins Caravans Craig Blackler, roads minister Melinda Pavey and MP Thomas George.

Grey nomads, families and adventurers will benefit from a 40 per cent reduction in the motor vehicle tax component of their caravan or camper trailer registration, courtesy NSW Budget to be announced next week.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the significant reduction will come into effect from November 1.

“The motor vehicle tax reduction for private users is part of a suite of measures being introduced by the NSW Government to deliver savings to consumers, including the Toll Relief package, the $100 Active Kids rebate and the Green Slip refunds,” Mr Perrottet said.

Mrs Pavey said the government recognised the need to reduce costs associated with these popular vehicles.

“This reduction in motor vehicle tax will allow people to spend their money on the things they love – including camping and caravanning around NSW,” she said.

“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 hard working families across the state.”

Member for Lismore Thomas George said 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,” he said.

“Not only will this put money back into hip pockets, it will encourage more people to do business in NSW.

“The good news for NSW pensioners is that those with a caravan who are eligible for a free registration can now have a 40 per cent reduction on their caravan.”

Towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers that are privately registered will be eligible for the 40 per cent reduction in motor vehicle tax. Customers will still be required to pay the standard NSW registration fees including the annual fee of $65.

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