Monday, 31 October 2016 10:57

The New South Wales Government has added private car sales to the list of government transactions the state has pushed online as it strives to reach the premier’s target of having 70% of transactions completed electronically by 2019.

Service NSW has now included notice of disposal requests – which notify the government when a vehicle changes hands – in the Service NSW app, meaning car trades can now be registered from a smartphone.

“Being able to complete vehicle transactions using your smartphone or tablet from your home or office is just one of many ways we’re making it easier for customers to interact with government,” NSW finance minister Dominic Perrottet said.

“You can now relinquish a sold car quickly and easily before it has even reversed out of your driveway.”

NSW residents using the state’s ‘MyServiceNSW’ consolidated account service can already renew their registration, pay parking fines and update licence details through the online portal.

However, just 750,000 users have signed up to the service since it went live in February. The Commonwealth’s equivalent portal MyGov passed 10 million registrations in August.

Drivers are emerging as a key target group for the state’s digital agenda, with the aim of having electronic driver licencing by 2018.

“Digital licences will be a game changer for our citizens, offering benefits of security and convenience,” Perrottet added.

South Australia recently announced its intention to pursue the same sort of smartphone-backed credentials.

Source: www.autotalk.com.au, 27 October 2016

 

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