27 September 2023

Public advised to save time over Christmas

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Canberrans are being reminded to complete their essential day-to-day business ahead of time and online before the Christmas holiday period takes hold.

Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne said that with many Government services closed or working reduced hours between Christmas and New Year, there had never been a better time than now to go online and save time.

“This includes for Canberra’s motorists with more than 38,300 vehicle registrations and 4,600 driver licences up for renewal in December,” Ms Cheyne said.

“Driver licences can be renewed for five years quickly and simply online, without the need for a new photo to be taken (your photo now lasts you 11 years), while registration renewals can also be completed from the comfort of your lounge room,” she said.

“Over 450 services and transactions are available online with Access Canberra.”

Ms Cheyne said some of the most popular online transactions available were Motor vehicle registration and renewal; MyWay card recharge; Fix My Street applications; applying for birth, death, or marriage certificates; and Park and Ride permit applications.

“If you’re unable to complete transactions online or over the phone, make sure you prepare ahead of time to visit your local Access Canberra Service Centre or shopfront to avoid the rush,” the Minister said.

She said Access Canberra Service Centres and shopfronts would be closed from 3.45pm on Friday 24 December and would re-open at their usual opening time on Monday 4 January.

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