Are my number plates legible and easy to see?
By law, your number plates must be legible and easy to see from the front and back of your vehicle (excepting motorbikes and trailers – rear plate only).
If your vehicle's tow ball is obstructing your number plate, remove the tow ball when it's not in use. If your vehicle's tray is in the way, move your number plate to where it can be easily seen.
A rear plate on a vehicle is allowed to be obscured by a registered trailer that has its number plate/s displayed.
If a bicycle rack or other accessory fitted to the front or back of your vehicle makes your plate hard to read, you need to buy an accessory plate. An accessory plate is a smaller plate that displays your vehicle's registration number and it may be attached to either the front or rear of the vehicle accessory, as long as it is legible from a distance of at least 20 metres from the accessory. An accessory plate can be obtained from any Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre. You will need to pay a fee to obtain an accessory plate.
Your standard number plate will be required to be customised before an accessory plate can be issued.