From the 1st of July in 2011 the Government of South Australia made various changes to car registration and rego stickers for SA residents. The changes include:
The SA Government has discontinued the issuing of rego stickers for light vehicles. Vehicles in this segment are cars, motorcycles, trailers, boat, trailers, horse floats and caravans. Heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes (gross) are still required to display a heavy vehicle rego sticker.
With the removal of 6 and 9 month registration periods, motorists are left with either 3 or 12 months. This has supposedly been put in place to simplify the renewal process for light vehicles. These changes do not affect heavy and special purpose vehicles.
You may not think this is important for your own car but it will come in handy if you are driving a vehicle that is supposedly registered by someone else. You can check a vehicle’s registration by viewing the due date via:
South Australia has some of the heftiest fines in Australia when it comes to driving an unregistered vehicle. Get caught and you could be up for a maximum penalty of $2,500. The current expiation fee, as of July 1st 2012, for driving an unregistered vehicle is $325 and $601 for an uninsured vehicle.
For more information visit sa.gov.au and follow through to the vehicles and registrations portal.