Mike Stevens | Dec 3, 2012

New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has confirmed it is no longer sending out registration stickers with renewal notices for passenger vehicles.

Announced earlier this year, the new policy means that motorists with registration due on or after the 1st of January will no longer need to display a window sticker.

The new policy applies to all 'light vehicles', including passenger cars, motorcycles and trailers up to 4.5 tonnes.

"The retirement of registration stickers will simplify the registration process for customers, significantly reduce costs for fleet operators and car rental companies and provide savings to the NSW Government and the community of about $575,000 per year," an RMS spokesperson said.

"There is also the environmental benefit of reduced wastage of registration sticker stocks."

The removal of stickers from the programme will not affect the ability of Police and RMS officers to identify unregistered vehicles however, with Automated Number Plate Recognition systems now in regular use.

The registration process will otherwise remain unchanged.

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