NEW ERA: Registration stickers have been made obsolete by the Mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition System.
NEW ERA: Registration stickers have been made obsolete by the Mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition System. Marc Stapelberg

New Qld system licks rego stickers

MOTORISTS can scrape those pesky rego labels from their car windows for the last time tomorrow, with the stickers set to become obsolete.

When announcing the changes last year, Transport Minister Scott Emerson said it would bring Queensland into line with most other Australian states which have already gone stickerless.

"It will mean a more efficient and effective method of registering vehicles and save up to $3.5 million a year in postage and printing costs," he said.

"Stickerless regos will apply to all vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes which account for about 96 per cent, or 4.4 million, of vehicles registered in Queensland.

Registration labels were first introduced in Queensland in 1932 but Mr Emerson said advances in technology meant the detection of unregistered vehicles could now be done using number plate recognition, rather than citing a sticker on the front windscreen.

Motorists will be able to check the registration status of their vehicle at http://www.service.transport.qld.gov.au/checkrego or by phoning 13 23 80.

Heavy vehicles and recreational boats will still need to display registration labels.

Go label-less

  •   Rego labels become obsolete tomorrow
  •   Motorists can scrape their labels off tomorrow or leave them until they expire
  •   Check your rego status online or by phoning 13 23 80


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