“All vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass, including cars, motorcycles and light trailers, no longer need to show a label, regardless of whether the registration has expired or not.”
Mr Minnikin said the change brought Queensland into line with all other states and territories in Australia and would save taxpayers up to $3.5 million a year in postage and printing costs.
“Those savings are better spent on improving services and providing cost of living relief for families,” he said.
“While car registration went up by 30 per cent over five years under Labor, we have kept our promise to freeze private motor vehicle registration fees for three years from 1 July 2012 – benefiting approximately 2.5 million family vehicles.”
Mr Minnikin warned the new era was not an excuse to stop registering your vehicle.
“Motorists will still receive their registration notice in the mail, along with payment option information and a fee breakdown,” he said.
“Police and TMR will continue to crack down on unregistered vehicles through current enforcement and the expansion of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.”
To check the registration of any vehicle, download the QLD Rego Check app for free from iTunes or Google Play, visit www.qld.gov.au/checkrego or phone TMR on 13 23 80
At the G20 meeting, world leaders have called for improved safety for motorcycle riders by getting more riders on the roads. This mockumentary news report has an important safety message behind it. Research has shown that having more riders on the roads increases the awareness and visibility of riders by motor vehicle drivers. This reduces accidents and improves rider safety. This video by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is part of their Stop SMIDSY campaign. Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You (SMIDSY) are words no rider should hear. Thanks to the team at Gozer Studios for producing this video.
It is with a sad heart i have to inform you of the passing of Jan “Pinkie” Moorby she passed at 4am this morning in the arms of her devoted husband Kiwi. For those that may not know Pinkie she was the Secretary of the MRAQ for a few years and a great little ambassador of motorcycling. Funeral details will be posted when we have them, be rest assured the colour Pink will be part of this celebration of Life.