15 Sep 2013

Car registration stickers to be phased out in Qld

12:51 pm on 15 September 2013

The state government in Queensland intends to will phase out registration stickers for light vehicles by October 2014.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the move will save up to $A3.5 million a year in printing and postage costs.

"Using a kitchen knife to pry off an old label and trying to stick on the new label without bubbles will be a thing of the past," he said in a statement.

"Abolishing labels will also benefit delivery companies and car rental companies with large vehicle fleets."

The minister said checks on whether a car is registered can be made by using number plate recognition technology.

But AAP reports vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes will still be required to have registration stickers.