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Consular number plates

Consular plates are issued to vehicles driven by Honorary and Career Consuls from other countries.

  About consular number plates

The process of issuing Consular plates is governed by the Treaty of Vienna 1963 to which Australia is a signatory. The treaty has been ratified by an Act of Parliament.

A letter of authorisation from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade must be provided before the plates may be issued.

Consular plates are manufactured in aluminium and have black characters on a white background. The words 'Consular Plate' are embossed on the bottom of the plate.

Plates in the series are issued as follows:

  • CC 1000 to CC 1999 for Career Consuls; and
  • CC 2000 to CC 2999 for Honorary Consuls.

Note: Consular plates are only issued at the West Perth Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre.

If a vehicle with Consular plates is sold to a person other than a Consular officer or otherwise disposed of, the plates must be returned to the West Perth Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre.


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