Without rego stickers, what do people do when going interstate?

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I am printing copies of my rego receipts (car, caravan, boat and trailer) and taking them with me. A cop giving a public info session in Karumba last time I was there said the onus of proof of current rego for an interstate vehicle rests with the vehicle owner/driver. Anyone ever had a problem? The paper here in SA said Vic cops had a field day booking Crow Eaters going to the Grand final last year as they had no proof of rego.
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:18

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:18
Mikee, thanks for the heads up, will do the same, saves hassles in the long run.
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Follow Up By: Member - Young Nomads - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 20:20

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 20:20
Just tear off the bottom part of your rego slip in the glove box ...got all the info there. It's all the evidence you need. Traffic police use their computers in the car to check if any car is registered anyway.
That's all we do.
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:32

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:32
I just checked the SA gov website and it says that SA police can do an immediate online check of the rego of any Australian vehicle from any state. It also says that any Australian police force (in any state or territory) can check the registration of any SA vehicle. Not sure why the SA paper said the Vic cops had a field day booking Crow Eaters, but I do know you shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers!!!
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:23

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:23
Sounds like something the Vic Police would do. Very short-sighted, as it wouldn't be difficult to dispute the fine by sending a letter with the receipt for registration once you got home. All it would do is waste everyone's time, including theirs.

In ACT anyone can check the registration status of any vehicle - all you need is the registration number.
https://rego.act.gov.au/regosoa/public/findRegoByPlate.jsf
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:23

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:23
Sorry, any ACT registered vehicle.
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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:57

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 17:57
WA havent had them for a fair while and now QLD dont either The cops can run a check on cars from nay State so dont worry
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 18:55

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 18:55
Hi Mike

Not sure about the field day with Victoian Police, as we have been stikerless for a good number of years now. If drivers were getting booked, were their vehicles registered.?

I can not comment about any other state, but there in SA Zthere is a free app called Ezy Reg that gives you instant details of any vehicle registered here in SA.

You still get the renewal slip, just as we always have and having that in the car does not prove a thing, as you still have to re register just as the the past.

I would love to hear the story from someone in the Victorian Police on their side of the story.


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Reply By: Slow one - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 19:04

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 19:04
Mate just drive the vehicle. They have all the info at their fingertips.
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 19:29

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 19:29
The app QLD rego is free.

Most states have them, use it should you have an accident and want to check the vehicle is registered.

The app will provide rego, vehicle, vin, type of rego and expiry date. It will not give you the owners name.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 22:07

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 22:07
With Western Australia being the first to do away with the stickers (December 2009), I paid our caravan rego in April 2009 when due August to get the sticker before we left as I had done before. They said the stickers weren't printed, and they may not print them as they were being phased out. The only advice they could give was to take a copy of the rego with us. With the expired sticker still in place as I didn't remove it while away, we were never asked.

You are covering all bases Mikee taking copies. As said, they can check.



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Follow Up By: Member - Russler - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:26

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:26
Hi, I thought we were supposed to remove expired stickers. As for interstate police giving stickerless motorists a hard time, I reckon that's a Furphy. They all have modern technology in their police vehicles, and should be able to check online. I wonder if it's more about the motorists getting cheeky and giving the officer a bit of lip.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:58

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:58
I'd agree, Russler. Was under the impression that the phasing out of stickers was because of "number plate recognition devices" being fitted to highway patrol, and other police vehicles.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:27

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:27
Yes Russler, we can get fined for displaying an expired sticker, and that continued even after the use of stickers was suspended. We left ours on as it was difficult to remove while travelling. By the time we got home, it was so melded to the caravan window, that after trying all sorts of solvents, the only was was to gentle scrape it off with a knife, which took hours. It was also awkward to get at on the inside of a wind out caravan window and high than my reach.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 13:32

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Yes Bob, and in Western Australia they found a whole lot more unlicenced vehicles with the technology than going by stickers. Stickers prove nothing, and someone being evasive will get one. Ours did not have any vehicle details on them.


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Follow Up By: Zippo - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 19:04

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MH, the stickers - which in the real old days were wet-and-fix "transfers" - were a comedy regarding removal. The "official" guide said to apply a wet sponge or similar and wait. In reality you just lift the corner with a sharp blade and it peels off cleanly (if a year old or less), and some dodgy people I knew used to peel them off one vehicle and affix to another.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 19:24

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 19:24
Yes, Zippo - ours were easy to get off glass - they would practically fall off the windscreen if it got fogged up in damp weather. They annealed to the plastic type Camec windows.

Easy to get spares - just say you broke your windscreen. I used to pay for everything by internet, and got a handful of windscreen stickers for vehicles like the quad bike and tractor which had no windscreens. No problem when we had a broken windscreen changed on a vehicle LOL.



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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:27

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:27
As I live in SA, I would just direct the officer to Ezyreg, an online internet service. Anyone can search a rego number for currency without any other personal details being disclosed.

In fact, I wouldn't mind betting on all State Police Forces being accessible from their cars across all States & Territories.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 16:46

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 16:46
That's a story from September 2012. We went through a rego check in the NT in 2012 with no rego sticker. What they did was look up our vehicles, car and van, using a laptop. Not a problem.

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Reply By: Member - John G - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 14:28

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 14:28
Ah Mikee

Off topic I know, but I can't imagine many of the so-called reportedly 'feral' Crows' supporters would have gone to see the Hawks v Swans.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 17:22

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 17:22
The computerised cameras can check all states rego immediately. Secondly, if the cops call in your rego by radio the operator can give rego, license, points, criminal history etc details immediately.

I have found it a real bonus not requiring the sticker - I can move my plates between vehicles (only one is registered) as necessary and drive with impunity. I only drive one vehicle at a time - why should the state government charge me two lots of rego when I only need one?

I should point out that the two vehicles are identical except in colour.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 17:34

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 17:34
You fishing, Bob? :-)

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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 17:40

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;-) .........
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Reply By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 19:05

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 19:05
I have registered with D.O.T in WA and have downloaded their Gov App
on my IPad and IPhone plus my laptop. It is a record of all my vehicles and licence info and also sends a text message when payments are due if I forget to check that way I don't have to worry if I am interstate.
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Reply By: MarkLH69 - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 22:12

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 22:12
Can also check WA rego expiry date online
https://online.transport.wa.gov.au/webExternal/registration/?0
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