Western Australia to end registration stickers for trucks


Registration stickers are expected to be phased out by the middle of the year.

Western Australia to end registration stickers for trucks
Western Australia transport minister Dean Nalder.

 

Western Australia is ditching state-based registration stickers for heavy vehicles.

WA transport minister Dean Nalder says the decision to phase out the stickers by the middle of this year will generate cost and productivity benefits for the trucking industry and the WA Government.

Trucking operators will use the Department of Transport’s website to manage the registration information of their vehicles anytime and anywhere. The Government says there are 248,000 heavy vehicle registrations a year.

"By providing the heavy vehicle industry with a more convenient and effective system that negates the need for registration stickers, we are saving them time and money," Nalder says.

WA estimates the decision to abolish registration stickers may deliver ongoing annual savings to government of more than $200,000.

However, those with trucks enrolled in the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) will still need to receive and display registration stickers.

Nalder adds that operators need to take precautions if travelling interstate.

"To help enforcement agencies in other states, following the removal of heavy vehicle registration stickers, it is recommended drivers carry registration papers when travelling interstate," he says.

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