Monthly rego to ease bill burden on household budget

RACQ has welcomed a move by the Queensland Government to allow drivers to pay their registration bills by the month.

The Courier Mail reported the State Government would launch the new system by the end of the year, after a survey found one in five people would prefer to make registration and third-party insurance payments monthly.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the option would help ease some of the financial burden on households.

“Transport costs, behind housing and food, are actually the biggest burden on the household budget so it’s really pleasing to see this form of payment being offered, especially given Queensland has some of the highest rego costs in the country,” Dr Michael said.

“Like most things you pay for convenience, so there’s a small surcharge to pay monthly, but being able to make smaller repayments throughout the year will go a long way in helping Queenslanders manage their money.

“While this is a step in the right direction by the State Government, what we’d really like to see is freeze registration for the next three years which would provide some real relief to household budgets.”