The Victorian Government is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who have had their vehicles significantly modified to allow them to drive.
Disabled drivers will now be able to apply for a 100 per cent concession on their vehicle registration fee.
For many of the 2500 Victorians that own vehicles modified to suit a wheelchair user, this will mean a saving of up to $290.40 each year.
To be eligible, a vehicle must be fitted with hand controls for accelerating and braking, and have undergone a Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme report stating the vehicle has been significantly modified.
Drivers seeking the registration concession will need to provide a Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme certification to VicRoads prior to registering their vehicle.
The Transport Accident Commission charge will still apply.
Eligible disabled drivers will continue to be able to access the motor vehicle duty rebate available through the State Revenue Office.
Concessions already available for registered operators of vehicles modified to carry a passenger occupying a wheelchair will continue to apply.