Checking your car registration status will be simple for Queensland drivers following the release of a new app to coincide with Rego Sticker Liberation Day.
Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said that from today Queenslanders could rip off their sticky registration labels for good.
“Cutting red tape for Queenslanders is all part of the LNP Government’s strong plan for a bright future,” Mr Minnikin said.
“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.”
To check the registration of any vehicle, download the QLD Rego Check app for free from iTunes or Google Play, visit www.qld.gov.au/checkrego or phone TMR on 13 23 80