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Registering a vehicle modified to carry wheelchair passengers

A privately used goods carrying vehicle that is modified to carry passengers confined to a wheelchair can be registered in the ACT as a passenger carrying vehicle. The cost of registering a vehicle this way will be less as the vehicle will attract a lower compulsory third party insurance premium and can be charged the lowest rate of registration which is normally applicable only to vehicles with a tare weight less than 976 kilograms.

This concession cannot be provided to a wheelchair accessible taxi or commercially operated goods carrying vehicles that have been modified to carry passengers confined to a wheelchair.

Vehicles that have been specially modified to carry passengers confined to a wheelchair must be inspected by Road User Services prior to registration. The vehicle owner will be required to present an engineer's report at the time of vehicle inspection. It is recommended that owners considering vehicle modifications contact a recognised engineering signatory for advice prior to commencing any vehicle modifications. A list of engineering signatories is available by clicking the link below.

Once your vehicle has passed an inspection it will be approved to be registered as a passenger carrying vehicle. Once registered, renewal reminder notices will contain the correct registration and third party insurance fees for a passenger carrying vehicle.

If you require further information or wish to book a vehicle inspection, please phone Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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Postal Address
Road Transport Authority
PO Box 582
DICKSON ACT 2602
Street Address
Dickson Motor Registry
13-15 Challis Street
DICKSON ACT 2602
Opening Hours
8:15 - 5:00   Monday to Friday
Phone for General Enquiries
13 22 81
Phone for Website Difficulties
13 22 81
Fax
(02) 6207 7120
Email Address
rus@act.gov.au
 
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