The production and issuing of rego stickers in Tasmania were phased out from September the first (2012), meaning motorists are no longer required to display a rego sticker.
This move affects light vehicles under the 4.5 tonne gross vehicle mass weight and includes:
These changes do not apply to heavy vehicles over the 4.5t GVM.
The Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources stated the reasons for change was to be able to “provide a higher level of customer service and increase efficiencies for Tasmanian motorists”. Also with the development of advanced technologies for transport inspectors, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources staff and Tasmania Police to detect unregistered vehicles, meaning rego stickers in Tasmania aren’t needed anymore.
For many motorists rego stickers are a constant reminder, albeit subtle, for when your vehicle’s registration is due. Now that they have been removed it may be a little harder to remember when it’s due. If you do forget you could be slugged up to $400.
Thankfully you will still receive your registration renewal notice six weeks prior to expiry, but now you can also check online. You can view whether a vehicle is registered, plus other information, through the new Registration Status Page.
For more information visit transport.tas.gov.au