Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program

What is the Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program?

The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program is an initiative that provides hire and drive operators with funding to help them to re-establish their vehicle fleets.

 

Objective

The Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program aims to:

  • help hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets
  • encourage the sign-up of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee.

 

Funding

Up to $1 million has been allocated to the Hire and Drive Reimbursement Program (HDRP) to support hire and drive operators impacted by COVID-19 to re-establish their vehicle fleets. The program also encourages the sign-up of new vehicles to accredited car sharing platforms, Car Next Door and Evee. The program has been developed in recognition that increasing visitation to the state requires a greater supply of rental vehicles to be available for hire (without a driver supplied).

Grants of up to $1 000 per vehicle will be available to eligible applicants who add a new Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) Premium Class 8 registration to their fleet, or to accredited car sharing platforms.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must establish that they:

  • have been an accredited hire and drive operator since on or before 28 April 2021,or
  • are a new (since on or after 28 April 2021) member of the Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platformsor
  • are already a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms, but wish to add a new vehicle on or after 28 April 2021.

Applicants who can apply, must also declare that:

  • they intend to remain an accredited hire and drive operator or a member of Car Next Door and/or Evee for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of notification of their successful applicationand
  • the vehicle has been registered under a MAIB Premium Class 8 classification on or after 28 April 2021, and the owner/operator intends to retain the Class 8 registration for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of notification of their successful application.

The types of vehicles that can be registered under the program include the following:

  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Bus
  • Camper
  • Car
  • Light bus
  • Modified seating bus
  • Motorcycle
  • Station wagon
  • Tray
  • Utility
  • Van

Applicants who cannot apply include:

  • Accredited hire and drive operators who obtained registration for the vehicle before 28 April 2021.
  • Anyone who is not accredited as a hire and drive operator on or after 28 April 2021.
  • Anyone who was a member of the Car Next Door and/or Evee accredited car share platforms prior to 28 April 2021 UNLESS they intend to add a new vehicle on or after 28 April 2021.

 

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