Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    One-month renewal option reduce financial burden on WA drivers

    18/09/2022 7:00 AM
     
    • Monthly car registration renewal direct debit option available from 27 September 2022
    • Eligible vehicle owners can apply using their DoTDirect account
    • New scheme enables families to manage household budgets more effectively


    The State Government will introduce a one-month renewal payment option for vehicle registrations to help reduce the financial burden on Western Australian households.


    From 27 September 2022, the Department of Transport will offer a monthly direct debit payment option for eligible light vehicle licence renewals that will allow people to manage their household budgets more effectively.


    The direct debit option will apply to monthly licence payments for light vehicles only for new and existing DoTDirect customers.


    The new payment option is available in addition to the current 3 month, 6 month and 12 month payment options.

     

    Customers will enter into a direct debit agreement with the Department of Transport and their financial institution to enable monthly payments to be debited from their account.


    Under the system, customers will receive a reminder five days prior to a direct debit transaction on their nominated bank account, to ensure they have sufficient funds in their account.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    “We know cost of living pressures are impacting a lot of people right now, and by offering the option of a monthly recurring payment, it makes the cost of car registration much more manageable.


    “The monthly direct debit option offered by the Department of Transport allows families more flexibility to manage their finances and keep their vehicles licenced and on the road.

     

    “Direct debit will be available to new and existing DoTDirect customers to help reduce the burden on household budgets.”


    Minister's office - 6552 5500