How do I replace my old number plates?
Standard number plates are easy and inexpensive to replace. Take your old plates to a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre and complete the application form. A fee will be charged to replace the plates with a new plate number. As the fee for replacement plates with the same number varies, please contact the department for a price. Fees for replacement personalised plates vary depending on the type of personalised plate chosen. Please contact ppq.com.au* for details.
Do not remove your plates until you arrive at the Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre. It is encouraged that you attach your new plates before you drive away. You are required to attach number plates within one day of receiving them.
When you fill out the application form, hand in your old plates. If you do not have the plates, you will have to fill in a form explaining what has happened to them. Both number plates must be replaced and you can get plates with a new registration number immediately.
Customised or personalised plates have to be ordered and will be mailed to you. Until you receive your replacement customised or personalised plates you must keep the best plate on the rear of the vehicle and surrender it when the new plates have been attached.
If your vehicle is registered in a business or company name, you must have your certificate of business or company registration with you. The person representing your company must also have identification and your written authority to act on behalf of the business.
You may be entitled to a free replacement if you have a standard number plate issued after August 1993 and it has deteriorated because of a fault in the plate.
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