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Peel for Parkinson's

Parkinson's Queensland is encouraging car owners to shed their registration stickers for a good cause this month. Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star
Parkinson's Queensland is encouraging car owners to shed their registration stickers for a good cause this month. Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star Tom Threadingham

Parkinson's Queensland is encouraging car owners to shed their registration stickers for a good cause this month.

As of today, October 1, new Queensland Transport laws mean most drivers will no longer be required to display the registration label.

Parkinson's Queensland is encouraging drivers to 'Peel for Parkinson's' by removing their obsolete rego sticker and to make a donation towards the organisation.

Lockyer Valley Parkinson's group coordinator Lyndell Einam said it was a great way to raise some money for a good cause.

Mrs Einam said there was currently only one Parkinson's Nurse Educator in the state and hoped funds raised would help to get more on the ground and in communities.

"I really think it's important to have those nurses in the community to help liaise between GPs, neurologists and patients and to give help provide information when needed," she said.

"There are so many people that need help."

Mrs Einam has coordinated the Lockyer Valley Parkinson's group for a number of years and hoped funds raised would also go towards helping to provide more information to the public.

"Hopefully it helps support the local groups too, they're not for everybody but a lot of people get a lot of information from them," she said.

To make a donation to Parkinson's Queensland click here.

For more information on the law changes see below, or head to the Queensland Government page.

Changes to rego labels

From October 1 you won't need to display or label or get a registration label when you register your vehicle.

This only applies to some vehicles, including:

•cars

•motorcycles

•light trailers

•light caravans

•light buses

•motorised wheelchairs

•light commercial vehicles

•conditionally registered vehicles

•dealer/trader plates

•special purpose vehicles

Heavy vehicles (over 4.5t gross vehicle mass) and recreational boats will still need to display registration labels.


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