Qld to end rego stickers for light vehicles

Queensland will phase out registration labels for light vehicles by October 1, 2014

September 16, 2013

Registration labels for light vehicles in Queensland will be phased out by late next year.

The Queensland Government says it will move to a stickerless registration system by October 1, 2014, bringing the State in line with other jurisdictions and cutting down on administrative costs.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson says advances in technology means the detection of unregistered vehicles can be done using number plate recognition instead of citing a sticker on the front windscreen.

"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," he says.

"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."

Emerson says abolishing stickers, which were first introduced in Queensland in 1932, will benefit delivery companies and rental firms with large vehicle fleets.

"Once the labels are no longer required, the public will be able to check the registration status of their vehicle online or by calling the TMR [Transport and Main Roads] call centre," he says.

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