MOBILE PINK SLIP TRIAL EXPANDED TO REGIONS

Five regions in NSW will benefit from an expanded mobile pink slip trial which will allow people to get a pink slip at a time and place that suits them. Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains, and the Southern Highlands would join the trial in December.

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering the services local communities need and want, no matter where you live in the state,” Mr Toole said. “We know this option appeals to many younger motorists and families, with the ability to save time and get an inspection done at home or at work the big drawcards.

“The rollout of this trial is a real win for regional communities, with mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers and caravans able to be done by an authorised examiner. “And better yet, the fee for the pink slip itself is a fixed amount, equivalent to what a customer visiting an authorised mechanic pays.”

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the trial started in April last year in metropolitan zones of Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong, along with the Central Coast. “The trial was originally delivered in response to one-third of surveyed consumers indicating they would use the mobile pink slip service,” Mr Constance said.

“In the first 16 months of the trial we saw 4297 mobile pink slip services completed.” To take advantage of mobile pink slips, customers simply need to make direct contact with a participating authorised pink slip provider, agree on a call-out fee, time and safe location for the inspection.