From 1 January next year, registration labels won’t be required on light vehicles (this includes cars, light commercials, trailers, and motorcycles and scooters).
The labels are no longer needed because the police have number plate recognition technology that can quickly check from a camera image whether a vehicle is registered.
From 1 January 2013 your registration certificate will not include a label but you will still have to renew your registration each year and write the receipt number for your payment on the certificate.
If you have an existing label on the vehicle you can remove it from 1 January if you wish but you MUST keep the label on your vehicle until 1 January.
This only applies to New South Wales. It will begin in ACT on July 1, 2013. South Australia and Western Australia have already implemented the change.
If you want to check if your car is registered you can call the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on 13 22 13. You will need your rego number and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can also check online here (it’s a much easier process online as a VIN is not required).
If you are in the process of buying a vehicle, you can check if it is registered at https://myrta.com/regcheck/ or by calling 13 22 13.
For more info visit the RMS site: http://bit.ly/QIQsG4
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