Half price licence for NSW drivers with good records

Since 1 July, NSW drivers pay half price for their licences if they have a good driving record for the previous five years. NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, said that about 2.1 million drivers will be eligible for the cheaper licence out of 4.3 million unrestricted licence holders in NSW.

“Safer motorists who obey the law, stick to the speed limits and do the right thing, should be rewarded for their contribution to road safety”, Mr Gay said. 

“The ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ scheme aims to provide financial incentive for people who do the right thing for a five year period. This is a practical scheme which will reward people with good driving records and encourage better driving behaviour in others.”

The scheme allows motorists with an unrestricted licence and a good record for the past five years to receive a 50 per cent discount off their licence renewal fee whether for one, three or five years. This equates to $81 off the cost of a five year licence.

“A similar scheme has been operating successfully in Victoria since 2006, which allows for a 25 per cent reduction in the licence fee. We are leading the way with the 50% decrease which is great news for NSW motorists,” Gay concluded.

NSW drivers whose licence expired on July 1 this year are eligible for the discount. Drivers must have had no relevant offences recorded on their licence during the five years leading up to the renewal date.

Provisional licence holders are not eligible for the discount, however time without relevant offences while holding a P1 or P2 licence will be counted towards the five year eligibility period once they have progressed to an unrestricted licence.

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