Regulations surrounding the use of rego stickers in the ACT have now come onboard, like its closest state in NSW, to abolish registration stickers. From July 1, 2013, rego stickers aren't necessary in the ACT.
This changer only effects light vehicles defined as those which have a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of up to 4.5 tonnes. Generally, this will include cars, light trailers and caravans, motorbikes and light buses.
A recent poll by the Sydney Morning Herald and Drive found that 73% of motorists were in favour of the change so it could happen sooner rather than later.
The stickers can serve as a timely reminder so you will have to put other reminders in place if the change goes ahead.
If you do fail to register on time and are driving around in an unregistered vehicle. You could be hit with some fairly expensive fines. This can include $530 for driving an unregistered vehicle, a further $530 for driving an uninsured vehicle, plus another $530 for not paying road tax. If the matter happens to go to court the maximum amount you could be dishing out is $2200 for unregistered and $5500 for uninsured. So it definitely pays to be on top of your registration!
For more information visit rego.act.gov.au