Recommendation with Minister

Should safe motorcyclists get a rebate?

We’re proposing to run a pilot where motorcyclists can earn an annual $100 rebate for two years on their rego fee if they complete a gold Ride Forever course.

Our recommendations to the Minister

What we asked

We asked you about our proposal for the 2019 to 2021 levy period to offer a rebate to motorcyclists in exchange for completing a Ride Forever Gold course

What you told us

The Ride Forever rebate has been the most popular proposal, comprising almost a third of submissions received.

  • Almost all feedback received on this proposal is in favour of the rebate, although many submitters are suggesting additional changes or improvements
  • Some submitters suggested lowering the 10-year licence minimum to qualify for the rebate
  • Some also want the eligibility criteria to include lower-level Ride Forever courses, eg Bronze and Silver, or the value of the rebate increased
  • A small number of submitters opposed the rebate, stating that motorcyclists are already being subsidised by other motor vehicles, and the rebate amounts to a higher subsidy.

Our recommendation

The ACC Board recommends:

  • Implementing the Ride Forever rebate programme with consideration to be given to the feedback received during consultation in the final design of the programme.

The Road Injury Prevention team will be doing proactive engagement with submitters and the motorcycle community in response to the feedback received on the rebate during the consultation, and in the final design of the rebate.

If you’d like to be involved in these ongoing discussions and haven’t indicated you’d like to be kept up to date on, email us. We'll update you on the launch of the programme in 2019.


We'll have a decision from the Government on our recommendations in December.

Our original proposal

How the rebate could work

From 1 July 2019, we’ll offer experienced riders a $100 rebate in exchange for taking part in the Ride Forever coaching programme.

Process to get the rebate

More information

If you want more detail on this topic and the thinking behind what we’re proposing read our full consultation document.



ACC levy proposals for the 2019 to 2021 levy period
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27 Sep 2018
Open for feedback

We were open for feedback from 27 September to 25 October 2018.

25 Oct 2018
Closed for feedback

We've now reviewed your feedback. Thanks for telling us what you think!

Nov 2018
Recommendation with Minister

We've reviewed your feedback and based on what you've said we've made recommendations to the Minister. 

Dec 2018
Changes confirmed

Based on your feedback and agreement from the Minister, we've now confirmed our changes. Have a look at the topic to see what we've agreed.