Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victoria

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Mode100
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Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victoria

Postby Mode100 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:40 pm

Hi,

Just thought I would post this as a reference point for future posters wondering how to check their rego is up to date when the stickers are phased out next year. Yes, I know this has been covered before; if you get a post about it, you could direct them here:

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Reg ... Labels.htm

To check online:

http://vre.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Elements extracted from Vicroads website 02/10/2013 (from the link above):

How will people know when they need to pay registration?
Although registration stickers will be no longer issued, there will be no change to the traditional reminders which car owners are used to receiving.

VicRoads will continue to send vehicle registration renewals notices around six weeks before registration is due, and a reminder letter will be sent if registration is not paid by the due date.

How else can people check if their car is registered?
Vehicle operators will continue to be able to check vehicle registration status through VicRoads’ existing free service on the VicRoads website.

What are the other states doing?
Most other jurisdictions have either abolished registration stickers or are planning to:
WA – stickers discontinued 2010
SA – stickers discontinued 2011
NSW – stickers discontinued from 1 Jan 2013
TAS – stickers discontinued from 1 Sept 2012
ACT – stickers discontinued from 1 Jul 2013
NT – currently considering abolition
QLD – currently considering abolition

Haven’t there been problems with removing the stickers in these states?
Victoria is in the fortunate position of being able to draw on the experience of other states with have already scrapped registration labels.

VicRoads is developing a smart phone friendly service to ensure people can check their registration anywhere and anytime. In South Australia, more than one million people used the smart phone app to check registration and more than 16,000 people a month now renew their rego via their smart phone, which is more transactions than a busy metropolitan customer service center.
This is in addition to the traditional reminders – which have not changed.

What happens if I am driving someone else’s car and I don’t know that it is not registered?
Driving an unregistered vehicle is an offence. Whenever you drive a vehicle it is your responsiblity to ensure it is registered. This will remain the case when registration stickers are removed.
You will be able to check any vehicle’s registration by entering the registration plate details online at http://vre.vicroads.vic.gov.au or by calling VicRoads on 13 1171.

Why will heavy vehicles keep registration stickers?
Heavy vehicles will continue to be required to display vehicle registration stickers. This requirement is uniform throughout Australia but the requirement for display of stickers on heavy vehicles may be reviewed in future by the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

What about Police? How will they identify if a vehicle is registered without the sticker?
Most police vehicles have online access to registration data through their in-car mobile data terminals.

What about local councils? How will they identify which vehicles are allowed to park in loading zones?
Currently, vehicles permitted to park in loading zones have a “G” on their registration sticker so they can be checked by parking inspectors.


See the full article here:

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Reg ... Labels.htm
Last edited by Mode100 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victr

Postby BN2 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:59 pm

Mode100 wrote:What about Police? How will they identify if a vehicle is registered without the sticker?
Most police vehicles have online access to registration data through their in-car mobile data terminals.



gee, can you send one of those my way!

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victr

Postby Mode100 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:07 pm

Lol.. I was just quoting the article.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victr

Postby BN2 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:56 pm

Mode100 wrote:Lol.. I was just quoting the article.


Yeah, i know.

It would be nice to see some of this technology in the country :roll:

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victr

Postby Mode100 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:20 pm

But country cops are the best....! They don't need to rely on ANPR and the like... Everyone knows everyone...! Well at least they do in my town.. Haha

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby adprom » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:14 pm

I have a registration due 18th Dec. I wonder if they will bother sending a new label out for 2 weeks, or if there will be a grace period.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Gravy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:35 pm

It's VicRoads - you'll get a new label. :roll:

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Mode100 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:20 pm

So is it the case where as of 1/1/2014, we can all simply rip off our stickers? Or must we still display a registration sticker until the previous year's sticker "runs out"? The paperwork that comes with the sticker says that you MUST affix it to the vehicle...

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby allde » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:01 pm

Similar question to mode100, My Registration label has been damaged, it's due for renewal in September, Should I request a new one, My major concern is if Mr Plod pulls me over will he/she be obliged to issue me a ticket?

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Slattery » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:56 pm

Why would they when they were abolished as of 1/1/2014?

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Hardy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:28 am

They were abolished for cars and motorbikes in Victoria on 1.1.14, so you can remove your car's label now.
But heavy vehicles are still issued with and required to display registration labels.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby allde » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks for the update guy's, query if I drive to QLD, or the NT, I will have to abide by their laws yes?

I'm sure they have to display Rego Labels, is it possible to get a fine in those states, territories mentioned?

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby rustyone » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:39 am

does this apply to CPS cars as well?? as I just got my new label in the mail on friday. :?

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Hardy » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:33 pm

The legislation says only heavy vehicles need to affix a rego label.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby Slattery » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:32 pm

Allde, read the subject line.

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Re: Discontinuation of Registration Labels Jan 2014 in Victo

Postby busdriver » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:26 am

allde wrote:Thanks for the update guy's, query if I drive to QLD, or the NT, I will have to abide by their laws yes?

I'm sure they have to display Rego Labels, is it possible to get a fine in those states, territories mentioned?


Vic Roads would have notified all the relevant authories around Australia that it is no longer a requirement for Victorian Registered light vehicles to display a rego label.


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