Truck & Caravan inspections

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 21:22
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I have a F250 Registered in NSW. I have a 4.4tonne BT registered in Qld. Each year I have to have both inspected for registration. A real pain as I must reurn to both States June and Oct just for rego inspections. As we have sold our home we do not have a permenant address. I am using my brothers aaddress in NSW and my sons address in Qld.

My question is this. I have a daughter in Vic and if I transfer both to there as well as my licence do I need to take either vehicle in for inspections each year?
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Jack
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Reply By: Trackor 2 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 22:11

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 22:11
Hi Jack,

Currently no annual vehicle inspections required if registered in Victoria.

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Peter

PS You'll probably find it cheaper also.
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Follow Up By: Motley - Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 23:08

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009 at 23:08
We live in Victoria - no annual inspecvtions and registration fee for Bushtracker is about $35!
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Follow Up By: Paul and Barb - Monday, Dec 14, 2009 at 22:32

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 at 22:32
The Victorian registration for my F250 is $495, don't know how that compares with yours.
When I changed the Bushtracker over to Vic registration, just had to walk in with the papers, pay for new plates and a small processing fee and it was done. No inspections.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 00:05

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 00:05
Paul,

My little 1250cc Motor Scooter cost $450 for registration this year. I hate to think what the F250 will be when it is due soon. It was $800+ last year before dear Anna Bligh increased registration fees and took the fuel subsidy off in Queensland.

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Follow Up By: Harry & Jan - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 04:18

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 04:18
That must be some Motor Scooter 1250cc Brian

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 04:35

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 04:35
Harry,

Usually a 0 is not very much but when you accidentally put it after a 125cc it makes a lot a difference.

It is in fact only a 125cc.

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Reply By: Kiwi1 - Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 00:20

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 00:20
Our truck is NSW rego and our van is Qld. Van has not had an inspection requirement in past three years - maybe that will change this year? The truck has been inspected in three different states with no problems from the NSW RTA. Just check with your current state and you'll find it has an acceptable alternative to your registered homes' requirements.

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Follow Up By: Bushpig - Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 01:46

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 01:46
Hi Michael
Did I understand you correctly? You have had interstate inspections for your F250 in 3 different States for your NSW rego? Wow that would be good.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 01:47

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 01:47
Michael,

I think that once you have a gross weight over 3,5 tonnes then they require an annual inspection. As ours and probably yours has a 3.5 tonne gross we do not require the inspections.

When I took one of our cars down to Victoria I wanted to leave it registered in my name so that we didn't have to pay any transfer fees into my son's name. The RTA made us prove that we had a connection with the property that the vehicle was being registered to so my son had to make statutory declarations.

If I was a person with no permanent home, I would definitely be opting to have the vehicle and caravan registered in Victoria. The Victorian registration is far cheaper than most states and the Compulsory third party that come with the registration is run by the Transport Accident Commission that is also cheaper and provides a far superior cover to the other states.

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Reply By: Kiwi1 - Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 06:53

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 06:53
Jack,

It's a LC 100 Series not an F250 but, yes, we've had it inspected in Qld, NT and WA , all of which were accepted by the RTA. The interstate inspections were all called different things but basically covered what the RTA needed to know. In each case the report was accompanied by a note explaining it was the nearest thing possible given the circumstances. You just need to find a garage with authority to perform mechanical checks for its State government.

Our Qld van registration (from new) required only a note from a friendly native stating that permission was granted to store our van on their property. It has never been through their gate. The renewal goes to our Sydney postal address.

Brian,

Yes, we're well under 3500kg so I guess that's why there are no van inspections.

Michael
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Reply By: Uncle Dodgy - Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 21:18

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 21:18
Greetings Jack

I can only speak from our own experience in Qld. and I hope my memory serves me correctly.

Our Qld registered tug, a 6 X 4 Nissan Patrol has a GVM of 4500kg, and does not require annual inspections. My understanding is that any further upgrade of the GVM would require annual inspections.
A disadvantage for Effies and Chevs in Qld is that V8 motors attract a higher registration fee than 6 cylinders.

Our 19ft BT Gross Mass allowed is 3500kg and doesn't attract annual inspections.
I have no idea of the weight at which annual inspections cuts in for caravans.

Inspections on vehicles are required for change of ownership.

This info may not be of any help to you but may be of use to others considering their options.

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Reply By: Bushpig - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 02:28

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 at 02:28
Thanks to all for your input.
I will contact Qld transport and tell them I am in WA and cannot return to Qld just for inspection (all caravans over 3.5t require anual inspection) and see what they say. If no good then I will have to plan my 12 month trip to WA just after my rego is paid.

Cheers and Merry Xmas to you all
Jack
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Reply By: Bushpig - Friday, Dec 25, 2009 at 01:51

Friday, Dec 25, 2009 at 01:51
To cut a long story shot... I rang both Qld Transport re caravan and RTA NSW re truck and both siad they will accept inspections from other states. I should contact them after the inspection and they will provide a fax number to fax through the Inspection Cert. Once that is done pay renewal as normal.
Good news for those with heavy caravans in Qld or NSW trucks.

Cheers Jack
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Reply By: Downunder - Sunday, Dec 27, 2009 at 23:01

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009 at 23:01
Cost to register F250 in the sunshine state (read "extortionist state") for 12 months is $939.70. Cost to register Bushtracker for 12 months is $127.05.
Recently done both and I'll bet it will jump again in 2010.

When the government here wants more money it looks no further than the motorist.
Cheers and Happy New Year.
Bill
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Reply By: Pam and Les - Monday, Dec 28, 2009 at 03:53

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 at 03:53
Invitation to all to come and live in Canberra. Car rego is $853.90, van $1105.90 (mine is 3t, if yours is 3.5t then $1305.50). Bet you thought we had a Federal Govt subsidy on everything!

Cheers for the New Year
Les
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