EV Sticker QLD: Are Now Mandatory

EV stickers are mandatory for electric and hybrid vehicles in Queensland as of October 1, 2021. See the requirements and the best option to attach.

When Did EV Labels QLD Become Mandatory

Starting on October 1, 2021, electric vehicles including Hybrid manufactured after January 2019 must display ‘EV’ or ‘H’ labels attached to the car’s front and rear number plates.

Purpose of the Stickers

The design of these vehicles poses a threat to emergency personnel at the time of crashes. Attaching an EV sticker on your Tesla rego plate emergency personnel can quickly identify these vehicles. Having specially-labelled vehicles including hydrogen can help minimize the risk.

Drivers have until January 1, 2022, to apply these labels. After this grace period, drivers without a display label will face a fine of $137.05 and lose one demerit point from their licence.

Enforcement and Penalties:

  • Enforcement began on October 1, 2021
  • The grace period for compliance ended on January 1, 2022
  • Failure to display a required sticker can result in a fine of $137.05 and one demerit point

Vehicles Requiring Stickers:

  • All-electric vehicles manufactured after January 2019
  • Hybrid vehicles manufactured after January 2019
  • Hydrogen-powered vehicles

Types of Stickers:

  • ‘EV’ stickers for electric vehicles
  • ‘H’ stickers for hybrid vehicles
  • ‘HY’ stickers for hydrogen vehicles

Where to Get EV Stickers

Also, label requirements for new electric vehicles, hybrid or hydrogen vehicles should be discussed with the car dealer (because they will have information on whether you need labels).

EV stickers are now available from sites like eBay* (eBay affiliate link). This includes hydrogen and hybrid stickers for registration number plates. The best option if you want the convenience of attaching in 1 step.

Also, available from RACQ for free to members
Purchased from MTA Queensland, Supercheap Auto, and other authorized retailers.

Placement of Stickers

Attach to the front and rear number plates, within the border of the plate. Securely attach using double-sided tape, screws, or other approved methods. It’s up to you to attach the labels on your plates – TMR doesn’t require any specific way. You could use screws, pop rivets or adhesive/double-sided tape.

Ensure the stickers meet the specified dimensions and design requirements. If you have personalized number plates, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads for guidance on sticker placement.

Remember: It’s important to comply with these regulations to avoid fines and ensure the safety of emergency services personnel.

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