This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force on 1 September 1997 section 6 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1995 and sections 3 and 9 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Amendment Act 1997. All 3 sections relate to the duration of licences for motor vehicles.
Section 6 of the 1995 Amendment Act substitutes a new section 11 in the principal Act that imposes the general requirement for continuous licensing, whereby owners who relicense their vehicles late will have the new licence backdated to the expiry date of the previous licence unless a relevant exemption applies.
Sections 3 and 9 of the 1997 Amendment Act amend sections 5 and 28 of the principal Act to specify that licence fees are payable whether or not a vehicle is actually licensed (unless exempt), and to specify that the registration of a vehicle cannot be cancelled at any time while it is exempt from licensing.