From 1 July 2022, Island businesses will be able to save up to 50 per cent on their vehicle registration with the State Government reintroducing the Outer Areas Registration Concession, after Kangaroo Island Business and Brand Alliance (KIBBA) raised it as a key state election issue earlier this year.
The Outer Areas Registration Concession will provide:
– a 50% reduction in registration fees for eligible vehicles with a gross vehicle mass less than or equal to 4.5 tonne (light vehicles); or
– a 40% reduction in registration fees for eligible vehicles with a gross vehicle mass over 4.5 tonne (heavy vehicles).
A vehicle will be eligible to receive the Outer Areas Registration Concession if:
1. the vehicle is to be used wholly or mainly in outer areas: and
2. the registered owner resides in an outer area; and
3. the vehicle is to be kept at a premises situated in an outer area.
The concession is not applicable to heavy vehicles that are Rigid Truck types 1 and 2 or Special Purpose Vehicles.
Residents will be receiving letters over the coming days informing them of this timing and how to apply, with applications able to be submitted from 1 July. More information on the Outer Areas Registration Concession will be available on www.service.sa.gov.au from 1 July.
KIBBA Chair Brett Miller said, “KIBBA is very pleased the new State Government has followed through with its commitment to reinstate the Outer Areas Registration Concession.
“KIBBA has been advocating for the reinstatement of the concession since it was removed in 2020 and its removal was identified as the number one concern by 90 per cent of those members who participated in our Election Issues Survey last year, with some reporting the loss of the concession was costing them thousands per year.
“This means operators will now have extra room in their budgets to invest back into their businesses.
“KIBBA is pleased to have achieved this result for our members and indeed all Island businesses and residents moving forward.”