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Topic # 198710 19-Jul-2016 20:23
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Please never complain again tongue-out

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1595304 19-Jul-2016 20:32
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Holy !!!! 

 

Ok I'm buying 4 tyres ....





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  Reply # 1595307 19-Jul-2016 20:36
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But that is insurance etc, and no annual WOF required?





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  Reply # 1595308 19-Jul-2016 20:37
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does that include anything like public liability or third party insurance?





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  Reply # 1595310 19-Jul-2016 20:41
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Stu:

 

But that is insurance etc, and no annual WOF required?

 

 

 

 

No WoF... That means there's some serious sh**b0xes on the road. And CTP is not *really* insurance as such. It's more a fatal/serious injury insurance. It wont pay for my car if I'm hit by someone with  it, but will pay for my hospital care. Which is stupid, because that's covered by our *free* health care/medicare anyway.




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  Reply # 1595311 19-Jul-2016 20:42
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MikeB4:

 

does that include anything like public liability or third party insurance?

 

 

 

 

It's accident injury insurance only. If someone with it hits a house, they're still out of pocket (I have full insurance on top of that).


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  Reply # 1595314 19-Jul-2016 21:01
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Jeez, and after the recent lot of decreases in fees I certainly ain't complaining now! :-D

 

 


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  Reply # 1595347 19-Jul-2016 22:26
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I hope that is a big car - I really appreciate my $85 annual fee now :)




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  Reply # 1595348 19-Jul-2016 22:29
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I hope that is a big car - I really appreciate my $85 annual fee now :)

 

 

 

 

It is... The Mrs' 4cyl is $100 less a year. :D

 

 


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  Reply # 1595351 19-Jul-2016 22:34
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wouldn't it be cheaper to just register a car to an address in another state? Thats pretty steeeeeeeeeeep






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  Reply # 1595357 19-Jul-2016 23:01
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In South Australia the compulsory third party insurance covers personal injury only. It doesn't cover damage to the other vehicle. So the CTP charge is very similar to our ACC levy, just a lot more expensive.

 

I actually think they lowered the ACC price too much here, and it will have to go up again soon. But our system does have fewer lawyers involved, so is inherently cheaper. And I really don't get the clamour here for compulsory insurance, when we already have it, and it is comparable to the compulsory insurance requirements in many other countries.


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  Reply # 1595359 19-Jul-2016 23:01
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Yikes! And I thought Victorian registration was bad at just short of $800, including TAC levy.  Remind me not to move to South Australia.

 

You could try to register a vehicle in another state, but it's probably not going to get a lot cheaper... plus the likes of VicRoads would probably have a bit of a problem with out-of-state contact details.  There's already a requirement to trade in an out-of-state driver's licence if you move interstate (must be a bit of a bugger if you live in Albury/Wodonga, Echuca/Moama, Canberra/Queanbeyan, or Tweed Heads/Coolangatta and you can easily find yourself moving house across the state border) and I know of friends who have had to get their cars re-registered when they've moved interstate.


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  Reply # 1595480 20-Jul-2016 09:57
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I actually think they lowered the ACC price too much here, and it will have to go up again soon.

 

 

The ACC levy on petrol cars is low.

 

ACC levies on light diesels, heavy vehicles and motorcycles are high.

 

 





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  Reply # 1595500 20-Jul-2016 10:41
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I lived in South Australia for just under a decade and CTP (Compulsory Third Party insurance, the biggest item on the bill!) was intriduced when I was there.  It covers personal injury, not vehicle or property damage, where the owner or driver, and sometimes the passenger, of the insured vehicle is at fault.

 

Thank #&@% I had a company car and all this was taken care of (well, reimbursed).


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  Reply # 1595722 20-Jul-2016 16:37
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The ACC levy on petrol cars is low.

 

ACC levies on light diesels, heavy vehicles and motorcycles are high.

 

 

 

Thats because the tax on petrol includes a 6c ACC levy, whereas Diesel RUC does not, and Motorcycle, ....well they are just death traps :):)

 

They pro-rata the Diesel registration by the average petrol tax amount


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  Reply # 1595789 20-Jul-2016 19:01
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You could try to register a vehicle in another state, but it's probably not going to get a lot cheaper...

 

 

It's actually not legal to do that. Some people do it anyway by just never updating their address when they move, but you can be stung by a hefty fine for doing so. Plus some unnecessary demerit points because reasons.

 

I actually know a guy who moved from NZ to America and persists in using his vehicle with NZ plates which noone notices.


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