Boat rego stickers to finally expire in Qld

Queensland boaties can kiss that pesky rego sticker good-bye in just a few short months, when they officially expire in October.

It’s finally time to say ‘see ya’, with the state government calling time on the requirements for vessels to carry them.

It comes five years after car registration sticker were phased out across the country.


Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Steven Miles says it makes sense to finally ditch them.

“Boat registration stickers peel and fade because they are constantly exposed to the harsh weather and there are still offences associated with not having one properly displayed,” Mr Miles said.

“That doesn’t make sense really and boaties have called for us to get rid of them, so we are,” Mr Miles said.

Maritime Safety Queensland, Queensland police and compliance partners will still enforce registration of vessels, through the vessel registration numbers on the hull.

“We’re getting rid of stickers but not registration requirements.

“Boat owners will still need to ensure their vessel is registered and registration renewal notices will be sent to them as usual before the due date,” Mr Miles said.

For more information about boat registration, click here.