ACT Attorney General Simon Corbell announced the change on June 27.
Registration labels will soon be a thing of the past for most vehicles in the ACT.
The labels will be scrapped for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of up to 4.5 tonnes as of July 1, in a move that will affect the majority of cars, light trailers, caravans, motorbikes and light buses on ACT roads.
Attorney General Simon Corbell said abolishing the labels would save time for many motorists in Canberra.
“Registration payments can be made online, by telephone, mail, or through BPAY or Australia Post with no need to collect a label,” he said.
“Police are now able to use on-the-spot camera technology to check a vehicle’s registration status so the labels are no longer required. Motorists can check their vehicle’s registration status online at rego.act.gov.au.”
The removal brings the ACT in line with a number of other states across Australia, but it’s not necessarily an improvement, according to the NRMA.
Board member Alan Evans said the removal of the labels had led to many drivers forgetting to renew their registration.
He said numerous complaints had prompted the organisation to create its own sticker, which members could write their renewal date on and fix to their windscreen.
“It was a bit of an issue,” he said.
“We’ve had quite a number of people contact us saying it was an issue.”
A spokeswoman for Mr Corbell said drivers could remove existing registration labels from July 1, but said it was not an offence to display a current label.