QLD: Car registration fees to be frozen, household bills tempered

Balancing the household expenses can be a challenge for any householder, whether at the mercy of gas prices, electricity rates or charges related to other kinds of energy sources.

And while utility bills can add up to a significant portion of the total monthly expenditure, there are other costs that can drive up costs and put pressure on households if increased by government or council regulation.

Queenslanders are set to experience a reduction in these costs, however, when the state government's freeze on private motor vehicle registration fees commences on July 1.

Minister for transport and main roads Scott Emerson confirmed that in the Cabinet's first meeting it was confirmed that vehicle licensing would be capped for three years from the beginning of the new fiscal period.

"Since 2008, registering a six cylinder car has ballooned by 30 per cent to $492.30, making Queensland the most expensive state to own a motor vehicle," Mr Emerson explained.

"The government understands the strain that puts on the family budget, which is why these two components of the overall cost will be locked in for the next three years."

Posted by Callum Fleming