Rego stickers in QLD are still required by law to be affixed to your vehicle’s windscreen or side window. But this doesn’t mean that they couldn’t be phased out in the near future. The current QLD transport minister Scott Emerson is watching what happens in South Australia and Western Australia where rego stickers have already been abolished.
For now you will continue to receive your rego sticker and certificate through the mail when it has been paid for. If you don’t affix your most current rego sticker you could be hit with a fine. This is also the case if you don’t remover expired stickers.
Rego stickers do serve as a subtle and constant reminder to when your registration is due. But if you do forget you could be up for a maximum penalty of around $800. Also if you don’t have CTP insurance you may be held liable for any damages in an accident. So it is in your best interest to always be on top of your vehicle registration dates.
The QLD government has made it easier than ever to pay with numerous payment options. You have the ability to pay online, via phone, mail, BPAY, Australia Post, a customer service centre or at another agency. For more information head to the registration fees and labels information page on the Department of Transport and Roads website.
You could be eligible for the family vehicle rego freeze. From the first of July, registration fees were frozen for 3 years with the aim of assisting families that are struggling with the current cost of living. To be eligible you must have a light vehicle that is used for private use. This includes passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, minibuses and motorised campervans/motorhomes. For more information visit the registration freeze information page.