The NSW State Government has announced that registration labels for light vehicles will be abolished from 1 January 2013.
From that date registration labels will no longer be required for cars, motorbikes and trucks with a GVM up to 4.5 tonnes.
Registration labels are not a reliable indication that a vehicle is validly registered and in any case police check vehicle registration regardless of the label.
The RMS has introduced a facility for checking vehicle registration. If you go to the free registration check page of the RMS website and enter a vehicle registation number, you will receive information on the registration status and on the current greenslip insurer for that vehicle.