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Half a million Victorian drivers taking up the new way to pay registration

Drivers in Melbourne’s growth suburbs have been the fastest to take up the option of short term registration with VicRoads.

About 500,000 people are paying their registration in three or six month installments, instead of a lump sum payment of $800 since it was introduced on January 1.

Jill Fitzroy, director of service strategy and innovation at VicRoads told Neil Mitchell a consequence of that was increased call volumes, resulting in longer wait times for drivers calling through VicRoads.

Residents in Pakenham, Craigieburn, Frankston, Point Cook and Berwick were the quickest to take up the short-term registration option.

“Of the ones who have been offered short term registration, 30 per cent have taken up the option,” she said.

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