WA cuts need for registration stickers
Heavy vehicle operators will stop receiving, and needing to apply, registration stickers by mid-year
Western Australian heavy vehicle operators will no longer need to display registration stickers in the near future as the state government phases out the practise.
Announced by transport minister Dean Nalder as productivity gains for both the industry and the government, the stickers will cease to be issued by mid-2016.
With an estimated 248,000 heavy vehicle registrations each year, the new scheme will save the government over $200,000 annually and transport operators the time and effort to apply the stickers.
Nalder says the DoTDirect – a series of online tools for customers to gain information on their heavy vehicle registration – has replaced the need for physical documentation.
"By providing the heavy vehicle industry with a more convenient and effective system that negates the need for registration stickers, we are saving them time and money," Nalder says.
However he says, "to help enforcement agencies in other states, following the removal of heavy vehicle registration stickers, it is recommended drivers carry registration papers when travelling interstate."
Vehicles under the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme will still receive registration stickers.