Car registration stickers are being scrapped by the NSW government.
The initiative means that from January 1 car owners will no longer have to attach the sticky registration labels to their windscreens.
Instead, police will verify if cars are registered or not by checking number plates with computers.
The Premier, Barry O'Farrell, and the Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, announced the elimination of registration stickers at a press conference in Sydney today.
Mr O'Farrell said: "This is a massive time-saving for both business and motorists, but it is a sensible policy.
"This won't interfere with the way enforcement occurs, what it will do though is remove unnecessary red-tape."
In getting rid of rego stickers, which have been used in NSW since 1932, the NSW government is following the lead of state governments in Western Australia and South Australia.
Western Australia scrapped the rego stickers in 2010.
But a recent survey by the car insurer, RAC, found the majority of Western Australians wanted the stickers reintroduced to remind them to renew their car registration.
One in five respondents to the RAC survey said they had forgotten to re-register their cars since stickers were scrapped. Seventy per cent of respondents wanted the stickers reinstated.
Mr Gay said the government would not be introducing any new measures to remind people of their car registration beyond regular mail notices.
"Your registration papers will come, and that's an indication that your registration is due, but there will also be a reminder as well," Mr Gay said.
If people want to tie a piece of string on their finger or put a piece of paper on their windscreen they are perfectly at liberty to do that," he said.
The measure will apply to about 5.5 million vehicles in NSW with a total weight up to 4.5 tonnes.
South Australia got rid of rego stickers last year.
The NSW Business Chamber, Tourism and Transport Forum, and Motor Traders Association all supported the abolishment of rego stickers.
A spokeswoman for the NRMA said the motoring body also supported the scrapping of stickers, as long as owners were given plenty of notice to re-register their cars.