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Motorists travelling to Hobart Airport are advised to allow an extra 10 minutes due to work commencing on Monday 22 October 2018 at the airport roundabout on the Tasman Highway at Holyman Avenue. ​Read more​

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Concerns have been raised about a new report that shows Hobart is the fourth-most congested city in Australia. Read more

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Registrations for RACT’s Greater Hobart Mobility Vision Forum on 19 November 2018 are now open. Read more

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For people with limited mobility, filling up their vehicle with fuel can be a challenging process. As petrol stations increasingly move towards full self-service, we take a look at how the larger brands in Tasmania are addressing this issue.​ Read more

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Sam Mountford and Tess Campbell of West Hobart have taken out the top spot in this year's RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize (TPP). Read more

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RACT members receive 20%* off any security installation and three months free alarm monitoring. Show your RACT membership card in store to redeem. Read More

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Roads will be closed in South Hobart between October 2018 and December 2018 for the installation of four raised threshold crossings that will create a continuous step-free path along the south side of Macquarie Street. Read more

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​​Owners of vehicles fitted with the high risk Takata Alpha airbags will be receiving Registration Suspension Notices from the Tasmanian Government if the airbags have not been replaced under the mandatory national recall. Read more

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The RACT h​as announced the members of its Greater Hobart Mobility Vision panel, who will review public submissions to create a shortlist for discussion at a public forum later this year. Read more

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RACT wishes to advise motorists that the Tasman Highway between the Tasman Bridge and Brooker Avenue will be closed from 7pm 12 October 2018 to 6am 15 October 2018. Read more

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RACT Group Chief Executive Harvey Lennon explains the motivation behind our Greater Hobart Mobility Vision. Read more

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The RACT has welcomed the release of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-20 enquiry report, which recommends strong leadership to address the hidden epidemic of road trauma. Read more

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The RACT is pleased to announce it is seeking submissions to help form a vision for mobility in the Greater Hobart area. Read more

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The RACT has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a start on the Perth Link Roads project, part of the 10-year Midland Highway Plan. Read more

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RACT Insurance was delighted to be named Small – Medium General Insurance Company of the Year at last night's ANZIIF Awards evening in Sydney. Read more

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We're excited to be joining the hundreds of music lovers heading to Triple J's One Night Stand this weekend at St Helens. Read more

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Australia’s top-selling passenger car, the Toyota Corolla, has received a five star ANCAP safety rating. Read more

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RACT is urging all road users to exercise caution when travelling along the Great Eastern Drive when upgrades to the touring route commence later this year. Read more

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​RACT is excited to announce the Mountain Terrace rooms at Freycinet Lodge officially open today, 17 August 2018. Read more

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With young drivers significantly over-represented in crashes on Tasmanian roads, the final episode of Road Torque discusses how to prepare learner drivers for their provisional licence. Read More

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The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has launched a new website and powerful advertising campaign urging vehicle owners to check if their vehicles are fitted with a faulty Takata airbag inflator. Read more

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Peter Thompson used to wake up every morning looking forward to driving his truck, but has been left struggling physically and mentally after a crash. Read more

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With one month left of winter and peak joey season fast approaching, RACT, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Wilderness Society are reminding motorists to look out for wildlife and to drive with care. Read more

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The construction of a new all-accessible bridge connecting the Cenotaph and Queens Domain over the Tasman Highway in Hobart will enhance the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Read more

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This week on Road Torque we learn about the RACT RoadSafe program delivered in Tasmanian primary schools and the significant role we play in shaping how children view road safety. Read more

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The results from the RACT Vehicle Operating Costs survey for 2018 are in and have found the average cost of owning a car in Tasmania has risen by 3% to more than $217 per week. Read more

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Major construction works for a new all-ability accessible pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Brooker Avenue in Hobart will start later this month.  Read more

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This week on Road Torque we meet Steven Richardson, a former motorcycle policeman, whose weekend away on his motorbike with mates ended in a crash that stripped him of his independence. Read more

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Motorists in greater Hobart are being asked to have their say on a new strategy that addresses how the capital city can improve mobility in the area. Read more

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After losing her son in a car crash over Christmas 1990, grieving mother Maureen Armstrong urges drivers to think and to drive with care in the debut episode of Road Torque. Read More

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A compelling new community education campaign highlighting the role a vehicle plays in crash survivability has been launched by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), supported by the country’s auto clubs, including RACT. Read more

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The RACT has welcomed BP’s decision to walk away from its proposed acquisition of Woolworths Limited’s retail service station sites. Read more

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Windscreen Myths busted that will make you stop, gasp and book in a car glass repair immediately. Read More

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The 2018 edition of Australia's Best Cars has been run and won - see who made the list after rigorous testing from our judges. Read more

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The RACT is excited to announce that Driver Training lessons can now be booked online. Driving students, parents and supervisor drivers can now manage their lessons anytime, anywhere via one convenient online portal. Read More

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The RACT has welcomed the inclusion of a number of road infrastructure projects to address improvements on Tasmanian roads in this year's State Budget, but a long-term Hobart congestion solution still appears to be some time away. Read more

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The RACT has called on the Liberal Government to follow through on key infrastructure improvement election promises, with the 2018-19 State Budget to be handed down later this month. Read more

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A dual connector AC electric vehicle charging station will be installed at  RACT House in Murray St after the organisation received a ChargeSmart grant from the State Government. Read more

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The RACT is encouraging members of the community to have their say on the future of the Bass Highway in the state’s north-west. Read more

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Gordon River Cruises' new vessel Spirit of the Wild has been officially welcomed to its home port of Strahan, and will start cruising on 16 June. Read more

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Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts on the future of the Southern Outlet between Hobart and Kingston, including the proposal to build a fifth lane. Read more

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With road works commencing on Hill Street this week, the RACT is advising all road users to be cautious of changing traffic conditions in West Hobart. Read more

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An official naming ceremony has been held on Hobart's waterfront for RACT's new Gordon River Cruises vessel Spirit of the Wild. Read more

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Motorists are being asked to delay unnecessary travel and stay safe on our roads after a major storm hit the state overnight. Read more

 

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The RACT has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that it will provide funding to replace the ageing Bridgewater Bridge and provide funding for road safety improvements to the Bass Highway as part of this budget cycle. Read more



The City of Launceston has released a draft Master Plan for Invermay, developed in partnership with the Department of State Growth and external consultants in response to a predicted large-scale increase in traffic in the area. Read more

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The RACT is calling on the State Government to expand on its long-term solution to traffic issues around the Hobart Airport and Midway Point and Sorell causeways. Read more

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Hobart motorists are urged to plan ahead and avoid the central city area this Friday with an influx of traffic expected for Myer’s opening celebrations from 9am to 9pm on Friday 20 May. Read more

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The RACT has identified five large scale projects that should be funded as a priority

in next month’s federal budget. Read more

We name the 10 petrol outlets across the state that have consistently offered motorists the lowest unleaded price during the past few months, as identified by our Gas Buddy app. Read more

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The RACT is urging all drivers to ensure they are prepared and travel safely on our roads during the busy Easter period. Read more

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The first element of our major investment in tourism on Tasmania’s east coast opens tomorrow. The Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge are designed to immerse guests in an elegant yet grounded, natural experience. Read more

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Darren Moody explains what is going on at the pump. What do you need to know before filling up your car? Read More

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Australian motorists have today been advised of a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags. Read More

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Late last year RACT piloted the new RoadSafe website at four Tasmanian primary schools, which demonstrated high levels of student engagement and benefits above and beyond road safety learnings. Read More

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Road infrastructure announcements for the Bridgewater Bridge and the Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision are both positive announcements for the future of road infrastructure investment in the State. Read More

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Petrol prices and road safety at Christmas. A message from RACT Group chief executive Harvey Lennon. Read More

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The RACT has applauded the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) decision to oppose BP Australia Pty Ltd’s proposed acquisition of Woolworths Limited’s retail service station sites. Read More

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The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is urging us all to be prepared for summer, with the Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook saying Tasmania will experience 'above normal fire potential' in parts of the state. Read more

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With the long summer holidays nearly upon us, we urge you to make sure your vehicle is summer-ready before you hit the road. Read more

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As the building of the new vessel for Gordon River Cruises on Tasmania’s west coast continues to progress, we can now reveal some more exciting news for the company.
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The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has attributed a rise in household spending on transport to increasing government fees and charges. Read more

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Primary school students in grade three and four will get to learn more about road safety with the new online resource RACT RoadSafe. Read more

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At the Regional Advisory Committee Forum at Cradle Mountain Hotel in September, three workshops were conducted with committee members and stakeholders, with some key action items to be looked at in the coming months. Read more

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When faced with row upon row of black rubber with different brands and price points, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to buying new tyres for your vehicle. Here are some things you need to consider. Read more


RACT is continuing to invest in regional Tasmania, this time through the new and expanded outlet in Devonport’s CBD. Read more


The RACT has welcomed the approval by the Tasmanian Parliament of a Code of Practice for fuel price boards, which will oblige petrol stations to only display undiscounted petrol prices. Read more

 

A wild, psychedelic portrait titled Worm as Chameleon by Hobart's Laura Gillam has taken out the top award at the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize.
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RACT has launched its Tasmanian election priorities ahead of the upcoming State election due in March 2018. Read more


Tasmania Police is reminding drivers not to run the gauntlet on our roads and put lives in danger by ignoring red and yellow traffic signals. A recent blitz caught 14 drivers in just one hour. Read more


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With the season getting closer, the Hobart Hurricanes are ready to fire up Tasmanian crowds and RACT members can get 10% discount on Hurricanes membership packages. Read more

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After three years of lobbying by the RACT, the introduction of consistent fuel pricing on display at stations statewide is a step closer, with the tabling today of fuel price board legistlation in state parliament. Read more

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Work has commenced to transform Freycinet Lodge on Tasmania's East Coast, with an environmentally sensitive and architecturally innovative accommodation offering. Read more

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Rise in vehicle ownership costs - Higher interest rates and increasing fuel costs have increased the average cost of vehicle ownership by 5% our latest survey has found. Read more

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The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery has been officially re-opened by RACT Patron, the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC. Read more

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With changes complete to allow vehicles to zip merge on the western approach to the Holyman Ave roundabout near the Hobart Airport on the Tasman Highway, we’ve a little guide on the rules around zip merging. Read more

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Holden is having a big year. It started with the launch of the new Spark, then the Astra Hatch, followed closely by a new member to the Astra family, the Sedan. Read more

 
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  More of Tasmania's roads are to be lined with virtual fence units designed to prevent Tasmanian devils and other native animals becoming roadkill. Read more. Read more

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The RACT has made a significant step forward in its commitment to growing regional tourism in Tasmania with the commissioning of a new vessel to cruise the iconic Gordon River. Read more

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RACT has welcomed the inclusion of a number of commitments to improve Tasmanian roads in this year's State Budget, but wants to see more information on the priorities for future infrastructure spending. Read more

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Analysis by ANCAP has revealed the high incidence of fatalities in the occupants of older vehicles – and new testing has dramatically demonstrated the improvements in safety during the past 20 years. Read more

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Four car wrecks will be positioned beside major roads as part of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week from 7-14 May. Landmarks will also be lit in yellow. Read more

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RACT Patrols and Contractors often see the result of poor maintenance out on the roadside during the cold, dark winter months. There are some simple checks you can make to ensure your vehicle is winter-ready. Read more

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The RACT is calling for funding to be maintained for a highly successful learner driver safety program "keys2drive" in the next Federal Budget.  Read more

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RACT has encouraged motorists to check their vehicles before they hit the road this Easter and have offered a checklist to get you home safely including the Driver Reviver locations across the state . Read more

 
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A life changing gesture - A small ceremony in Margate has made a big difference in the life of a young Huon Valley woman when she was given a free car. Read more

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Channel Nine's TODAY show broadcast live from Strahan Village last week, and our team did an amazing job showcasing the West Coast destination to the rest of Australi a.  Read more​​

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Tasmania Police are reminding motorists to make the right choices when out on the roads during the Easter period. Police today launched Operation Crossroads, which will run from 13-19 April inclusive. Read more

 
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Engineering youth e ngagement . Nestled in the hills behind Margate in Tasmania’s south, two men are working to make a difference in young people’s l ives. EVA CRIPPS tells us more. Read more


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Relay for Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council. This year, RACT Insurance had the pleasure of being involved in two separate Relay for Life events in Tasmania - Hobart and Penguin. Read more

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The RACT has welcomed an announcement by the Tasmanian and Federal governments that the biggest stage of the Midland Highway upgrade – the Perth Link Roads project – would begin two years earlier than scheduled. Read more

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The RACT continues to be concerned over the future of Keys2Drive, a Federal Government program that better prepares inexperienced drivers to go it alone on the road, which is not funded beyond 30 June. Read more

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Tasmanian motorists are set to benefit from a move to ensure continuity in the way fuel prices are displayed around the state. Read more

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Thinking of heading to Ten Days on the Island? Unsure of which event to attend? We share five of the best, plus a couple of others we just couldn't go past. Read more

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Thinking of travelling to Japan for the cherry blossom season? Travelling with small children? We have some hints and tips for making your journey a lot smoother. Read more

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Did you know, even if you are stopped at traffic lights, you cannot pick up your mobile phone? This is classified as using a mobile phone while driving. For more road rules around mobile phone use in vehicles in Tasmania. Read more

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Popular Hobart hotel steps into the future. A $10.6 million upgrade of the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel has been completed, giving members and visitors improved facilities and greater choice. Read more

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Tasmania Police has said poor driving behaviour by some Hobart motorists is contributing to traffic congestion in the CBD and asked drivers to help ease the congestion by obeying road rules and showing courtesy to fellow motorists. Read more

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The RACT partnership with United Petroleum is almost a year old, so we thought it timely to re-share some helpful reminders on how to take full advantage of your membership card to save 6 cents per litre on fuel. Read more

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Motorists are urged to be vigilant around school zones and called on the State Government to do more to address traffic congestion, which is likely to increase again as students return next week.   Read m ore

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The RACT is warning motorists to do their homework before buying a vehicle after independent vehicle safety advocate Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) revealed a two-star rating for the popular Ford Mustang. Read m ore

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Heading away this Australia Day long weekend? Our road safety team have given us some top tips to stay safe on the road this long weekend including checking the weather, road closures and car servicing. Read m ore 

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Journeys magazine editor Paula Sward has fond childhood memories of spending long summer days on the beaches of Tasmania’s North-West Coast. In an effort to recreate those memories Paula and her family are jumping in an Apollo campervan and heading north-west. Read m ore

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The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) today announced the 45 finalists in the 2016 Australia's Best Cars awards, the most comprehensive, objective and transparent awards program in the country.  Read m ore

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Motorists urged to protect older vehicles - Tasmania Police is calling on owners of cars that are more than 10 years old to help deter thieves by installing security measures. Read m ore

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Fuel prices are on the increase around the state and look unlikely to dip significantly any time soon. Here are some tips to fight fuel price rise. Read more

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The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will again fill the skies with musical delights when RACT Symphony under the Stars returns in February.  Read more

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Each year, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) puts new vehicles through their paces and rates them on safety. This can assist motorists when making a decision on purchasing a new vehicle. Read more

 

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Until technology and car manufacturers come up with a vehicle that never breaks down you need to plan what to do to minimise your chances of being stuck by the side of the road. Read our 5 tips for keeping your car on the road this summer. Read more

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From alpine forests to rocky outcrops, sandy beaches to teeming waterfalls, Tasmania is home to some of the most stunning short walks. We’ve compiled five of the best in each region.  Read more​​​

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Tasmania Police is asking drivers to keep in mind the "Fatal Five" contributors to road deaths – speed, seatbelts, alcohol and drugs, distraction and fatigue – during the Christmas/New Year period. Read more​​​

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Many Tasmanians love getting out and about on the water, especially during summer. However, with our unpredictable weather conditions and changing waterways, it is important to ensure you, your family and friends are safe. Read more​​

 

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The RACT has welcomed the State Government's new Towards Zero – Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-2026, which aims to reduce fatalities and injuries on the state's roads.   Read more

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If you're hitting the road this summer, there may be some thi ngs you need to watch out for. The following is a handy checklist to use before you get behind the wheel. Read more

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Five of the best outdoor events. With the summer holiday fast approaching, we have a guide to five of the best outdoor events for you to enjoy, no matter what your passion. Read more

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RACT is today lodging a development application for an upgrade at Freycinet Lodge that will open up the opportunity for all members and guests to enjoy the unique vistas of Tasmania's stunning eastern coastline. Read more

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Purple reign: a new era dawns. There's something new happening in the world of cricket. It used to be the only fireworks you'd see at a game were those between Aussie quick Dennis Lillee and Pakistan's Javed Miandad. Read more

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The RACT and the RSPCA have urged motorists not to leave children or pets in hot vehicles this summer.  Even on a mild day, such as today's 22C, the temperature inside a car parked in the sun could be as high as 65C. Read more

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It’s that time of year, when Tasmanians are tuning up their vocal chords in preparation for the Christmas carols season. We have compiled details of events at major centres around the state.  Read more

 

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RACT Insurance is proud to be a major sponsor of this years Carols by Candlelight. Join the RACT team as they celebrate Christmas with a night of fun and all your favourite carols. Read more

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Tasmania Police has advised motorists of road closures and possible delays this Saturday (December 3) due to the annual Motorcycle Riders Association Toy Run.  Read more

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The RACT has welcomed the State Government’s campaign to raise awareness of the safety o f roadside workers, saying near-misses with our roadside patrols and members were a worrying trend Read more

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The December/January issue of Journeys magazine is out this week. In this issue we have created a handy reference guide to use during the summer months. To read the magazine online, or for competition terms and conditions   Read more


 

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RACT is reminding recently elected MHRs and Senators of their election promises and the organisation's current priority issues including a number of road safety issues. Read more

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Our new RACT Roadside advertising campaign is a different take on the Right Royal Service brand focusing on a humorous and slightly over-the-top approach to the way our roadside patrols undertake training. Read more​​

 

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Young Tasmanians rise to the challenge to create and produce a TV ad which shows the importance of road and traffic issues. Read more

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RACT is committed to being actively engaged in the Tasmanian community and strives to support opportunities for our employees to participate in volunteer work where they can "give back". Read more

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It may surprise some locals that Hobart has been identified as having the lowest transport costs in the country. Therefore, does that mean we have nothing to complain about? Read more

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You don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire.  Burning material, embers and smoke can travel beyond bushland areas, which is why it is essential to have a bushfire survival plan.   Read more

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Whether you've been unable to avoid an animal or you're the first on the scene after an incident, assisting injured or orphaned wildlife can be confronting. Here are some tips to ensure you, and the animal can get help safely. Read more

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Our General Manager of Member Assist is testing the range of electric vehicles over five days throughout Tasmania, to determine if they will be a viable alternative transport for use in the near future. Read more​​

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Being an RACT member gives you even more with our rejuvenated Royal Rewards member benefits program. You'll have direct access to exclusive offers, rewards, savings and events from business across Tasmania and Australia. Read more

 

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RACT is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Black Dog Ride which is happening right here in Tasmania from 10 October – 16 October. They begin their journey in Hobart and travel all around the state finishing at New Norfolk.  Read more

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An agreement between the ACCC and major online accommodation booking sites such as Booking.com means our Destinations properties will soon be able to offer a better deal than the price promoted online. Read more

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United Petroleum has introduced a number of unmanned sites across the state, increasing member access to our 6c per litre discount. For a list of locations and detailed instructions Read more 

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Want to take part in this years colour run? Held on Saturday 8 October, the Bloomin' Festival will offer you the opportunity to enjoy this, along with local art, music and food. Read more

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Mo re than half of all Tasmanians wouldn’t know what to do if they hit an animal on the road The research showed that just 49 per cent knew the correct steps to follow should they hit an animal with their car. Read more

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Cradle Mountain Hotel's restaurant and bar are once again operating as the extensive and exciting renovation draws to a close.. Read more  

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RACT holds regular information sessions around Tasmania for learner drivers and parents/supervisors to attend together. The sessions cover getting your L1's, L2's, and P - plates. Read more

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Australia has made another step towards a driverless future with the start of an on-road trial of the country's first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus in Western Australia. Read more

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There are many factors to consider when travelling with your child in the car but one of the most important ones is when is the right time to change their child restraints? Read more

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Our Roadside patrolman Brian recently completed an Auslan course so that he could go the extra mile to give Right Royal Service to our RACT members on the roads. Read more​​​