Updated May 13, 2018 11:13:13The NSW Government has introduced a raft of new restrictions to the RV licence application process, including a mandatory pre-registration period of one year and a $1000 annual licence fee.
The state’s new RV licence regime, which came into effect from January 1, 2017, means there will be no more than 10 per cent of applications processed during the pre-application period.
It means that no longer will a vehicle be eligible for a pre-license application if it’s not registered with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPPE) within six months of the date of the licence application.
The new rules come into effect on January 1.
It is unclear how many applications will be processed.
If you are applying for a new vehicle, you’ll need to complete the preregistration process as outlined in the RV Licence Process Guide.
There is a $500 annual fee for a vehicle that is not registered in NSW.
The new requirements come into force from January 2018.
As part of the prelicensing, there is a requirement to provide a current and complete application form.
The pre-licensing process is intended to encourage RVers to apply, as they can then receive a prelicence approval stamp that allows them to apply and pay for the prelicense fee.
Under the new regime, the prelicensed vehicle will not be subject to the requirements of the RV Safety Rules and Regulations.
Currently, it is not possible to apply to register a vehicle with the NSW RV Safety Regulations and Regulations in order to obtain a prelicense.
The NSW RV Licensing Act requires that RV licence applications for new vehicles must be lodged within 12 months of receipt of the application.
Anyone applying for an existing RV licence must also have a valid vehicle registration or an expired registration within six weeks of receipt.
The RV Safety Board is expected to announce further changes to the pre licensing regime this month.
While the new rules were not announced, a NSW RV Industry Association spokesperson said the preLicensing was aimed at reducing vehicle risk and speeding up the pre licensure process.
The vehicle safety rules and regulations are set to come into operation on January 3.
They include the mandatory prelicenses, and the RV Industry Regulatory Board has already started work on a set of safety rules to be implemented in NSW in the coming weeks.
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