BALLARAT apprentices will save more than $300 on their yearly car registration under a Labor plan.
The $26.5 million plan was unveiled early on Tuesday morning with trades apprentices eligible for a 50 per cent discount on their registration.
To be eligible for the registration discount, apprentices would need to demonstrate that they require a vehicle for their job.
An apprentice’s employer would need to verify this with eligible trades fully funded under Labor's plan,including bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers.
Opposition deputy leader James Merlino said it was an exciting announcement for apprentices needing their vehicles for work.
"Apprentices are doing it tough," he said.
"That means a saving for people in the Ballarat and Bendigo region, currently the cost is more than $647, so they will make a saving of more than $323.
"They have seen their tool allowance cut, they have seen their apprentice accommodation allowance cut.
"We are going to give this support back to those fantastic kids."