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All the COVID-19 border closures and restrictions around Australia in 2021
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11th Jan 2021
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All the COVID-19 border closures and restrictions around Australia in 2021

Just when we thought we were in the clear from the dreaded coronavirus, it reared its ugly head again in New South Wales and Victoria in late 2020 and in Queensland in early 2021, wreaking havoc on holiday plans across the country. Many people – including several CarAdvice team members – were forced to do a last-minute dash across the border in order to avoid being locked out of their home state when case numbers began to increase in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
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Victoria to fine non-electric car owners who park in designated EV spots
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30th Nov 2020
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Victoria to fine non-electric car owners who park in designated EV spots

Victoria is the first state to implement fines for non-electric car owners occupying designated electric car charging and parking spots, under new amendments to the state's road rules. In effect from December 1, 2020, the changes standardise the signs and symbols used on electric car parking areas and give councils and other parking operators the power to enforce EV-only spaces.
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Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now
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29th Oct 2020
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Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now

Victoria's automotive industry has returned to work after months of lockdown, with businesses in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria once again permitted to operate at full capacity. And if you've been sitting on your hands waiting to get your car maintenance checklist ticked off, there's never been a better time.
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Susannah Guthrie
What it’s really like to charge an electric car in Australia
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4th Sep 2020
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What it’s really like to charge an electric car in Australia

With increasingly affordable options available and battery sizes and ranges on the rise, electric cars are becoming more of a mainstay in the Australian car industry. We’re past debating the merits of the cars themselves – we know they’re up to the task, and they’re only going to improve – but questions remain about charging them.
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Skoda offers extended warranty and fixed-price servicing to Victorian buyers
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11th Aug 2020
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Skoda offers extended warranty and fixed-price servicing to Victorian buyers

Skoda is doing its best to entice Victorians stuck at home and day-dreaming about a new car. The Czech brand is offering a free seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty for all new and demonstrator Skoda models sold in Victoria, which is two years more than the standard warranty. New and demo Skodas will also come with a three-year, 45,000km scheduled service pack for new cars delivered in the southern state, also at no extra cost.
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