No more rego stickers needed on the cars

From January 1, 2013 no more rego stickers needed to be displayed on the cars’ windshield

After 1 January 2013, it will no longer be an offence for light vehicles to not display a registration label or to display an expired or damaged label.

In a move sure to be welcomed by drivers and businesses alike, the NSW Government will abolish registration labels from 1 January 2013, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay announced today.

“The chore of getting off the old label and sticking on the new one will be no longer,” Mr O’Farrell said.

“This move is a simple yet practical one that will make life that little bit easier for car owners,” he said.

“The cut to red tape will also be of particular benefit to companies with large vehicle fleets, like car rental companies and delivery firms.

“With 5.5 million light vehicles registered in NSW, abolishing registration labels will benefit most NSW residents and businesses.”

NSW Business Chamber Chief Executive Stephen Cartwright said the Chamber had suggested the idea of abolishing rego stickers as a tangible way to both reduce red tape and save taxpayers’ dollars, and he praised the NSW Government’s decision as a victory for common sense.

“This is a great example of the NSW Government listening to the business community and taking action to eliminate unnecessary red tape,” Mr Cartwright said.

“The abolition of rego stickers will save businesses that have large fleets of vehicles time and money.

“The NSW Business Chamber estimates a saving of $5 million for NSW businesses or the equivalent of 160,000 hours in unnecessary red tape.

“When regulations are no longer fulfilling their intended purpose or are superseded by new technology, they should be abolished, and that’s what the NSW Government is doing with rego stickers.”

Executive Director of the Motor Traders Association James McCall supported the move.

“The MTA is pleased to support the NSW Government’s initiative in abolishing registration labels now that RMS has developed a web site which allows our repairers and service providers to easily check if a vehicle is registered”.

Motorists can also easily check the status of their vehicle registration using the RMS online Free Registration Check service at

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