Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has launched a new iPhone app called NSW Rego which allows customers to check their registration details and renew their registration from their phone.
Roads Minister Duncan Gay said renewing registration online had been available to RMS customers for more than 10 years and accounted for more than half of the renewals last financial year.
“RMS is always looking for ways to keep up to date with its customers’ needs and with the popularity of mobile phone applications it makes sense to use them for registration renewals,” Mr Gay said.
“Vehicle registration is something nearly all of us have to do and RMS wants to make it easy and accessible for everyone.
“For some people this means popping into a registry, some like to visit the RMS website and now it can be done from your iPhone.
“In 2010, research results commissioned by RMS found almost 50 per cent of respondents were interested in carrying out transactions with RMS via their mobile phone.
“Research by Morgan Stanley in 2010 indicated mobile internet usage will exceed desktop usage by 2014.
“With these kinds of results it is important RMS moves with the times and keeps on top of technology like iPhone apps to ensure all its customers’ needs are met.
“The app comes at a time where registration as we know it is changing,” he said.
Mr Gay reminded motorists registration stickers are no longer being sent out with registration renewals.
“The change means registration stickers will no longer need to be displayed on light vehicles including motorcycles and trailers up to 4.5 tonnes from 1 January 2013,” he said.
“Customers will continue to receive registration renewal notices but from next year will no longer be inconvenienced by having to remove the old sticker and display the new one.
“RMS customers whose registration is due on 1 January or after will soon receive a flyer in their registration renewal reminding them a registration sticker is no longer needed.
The NSW Rego application will be available for free from the App Store and will include:
- A vehicle registration check – by entering a plate number of any vehicle a customer can obtain its basic registration information
- A vehicle registration renewal service – by entering the billing number on a Certificate of Registration a customer can renew their vehicle’s registration
- A vehicle registration renewal reminder – a customer can set a reminder which will alert them to their next renewal date
- An e-Safety Check station search facility – a customer can search for the location of the nearest e-Safety Check station, to obtain a safety inspection for their vehicle, using GPS available on their phone.
For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/apps or download the NSW Rego app from the App Store.