With cost of living pressures impacting everyone, particularly those new to the workforce, it's a timely reminder that the Victorian Government’s free vehicle registration is currently open to eligible trade apprentices. This includes automotive trades related apprentices.
Apprentices who are registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) are eligible if they:
are an apprentice registered with the VRQA, or a Victorian apprentice who is undertaking an apprenticeship in South Australia or New South Wales
are employed in an approved training scheme,
use their own car, ute or van for approved work purposes, or they regularly use it to drive to work between 8.30pm and 5.30am. (The vehicle cannot exceed 4.5 tonnes GVM)
hold a current Victorian driver’s licence
reside in Victoria
have received their licence renewal notice.
Applicants can visit the VicRoads’ website and register for a myVicRoads account. Once logged in, they can head to the section titled ‘Apprentice registration discount’. Applicants require a VRQA registration number, vehicle registration number, and driver licence number. VicRoads will check the apprentice's details with their employer. The employer will need to verify that the apprentice vehicle is used for work purposes (this includes occasional use).
Applicants can find VRQA registration numbers on all correspondence sent by the VRQA or by contacting them on 1300 722 603.
Visit the VRQA website for further information.