THE QUEENSLAND Government’s labelling today Rego Sticker Liberation Day, with the old registration stickers now a thing of the past.
From today, you no longer have to display the sticker on the car with everything going electronic.
The Government’s also released a new app that will make checking your registration status easier.
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“Rego Sticker Liberation Day means motorists can pry off their windscreen label one last time, without the hassle of trying to apply a new one.
“All vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass, including cars, motorcycles and light trailers, no longer need to show a label, regardless of whether the registration has expired or not.”
Mr Minnikin said the change brought Queensland into line with all other states and territories in Australia and would save taxpayers up to $3.5 million a year in postage and printing costs.
“Those savings are better spent on improving services and providing cost of living relief for families,” he said.
“While car registration went up by 30 per cent over five years under Labor, we have kept our promise to freeze private motor vehicle registration fees for three years from 1 July 2012 – benefiting approximately 2.5 million family vehicles.”
Mr Minnikin warned the new era was not an excuse to stop registering your vehicle.
“Motorists will still receive their registration notice in the mail, along with payment option information and a fee breakdown,” he said.
“Police and TMR will continue to crack down on unregistered vehicles through current enforcement and the expansion of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.”