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Friday, March 28, 2008

Oh i love this time of year...

This is most definitely one thing i don't like about living in sydney. Car registration.
In Sth Australia, you have the option to say your registration annually, every 6 months, or every 3 months. Your third party personal injury insurance is included in the registration fee.
But, in Sydney you only have the option of annual payment. The insurance is not included in the fee - you have to source it yourself, as you can't register your car without insurance. And most cars are required to have an annual safety inspection before it can be registered.
This year i recieved a notice explaining that the 'slight increase' (an extra $120) on my third party insurance was due to a new levy! For me, this 'slight increase' equalled a 25% increase! Gotta love it.
Annual Rego in SA is usually somewhere around the $440, whereas my third party insurance (not even including vehicle inspection and the actual registration fee!), well let's just say it wouldn't be covered by the full annual SA Rego....

Here endeth my rant :)

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