COVID-19: Updates on Department of Transport services


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Design and order your very own unique custom plates.

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Design and order your very own unique custom plates.

Want to stand out from the crowd? Need the best accessory to complement your ride? Looking for a unique gift for that special someone? We have a fantastic range of optional plates to choose from. Visit PlatesWA to start designing your plates now.

  How to order 'AFL' plates

AFL plates must be ordered through the team's WA supporters club. Find out more through our contact list of AFL supporters clubs.

External Link AFL supporters clubs

  Refusal of plate application

The Chief Executive Officer reserves the right to refuse any plate application.

Grounds for refusal include but are not limited to:

  • Have offensive, sensitive or contentious connotations (for example, sexual, violent, drug related, perverse or racial content).
  • Have negative political or anti law references (for example, gang related names or conflicts with road safety messages).
  • Be likely to incite or promote hatred including but not limited to negative religious or cult references.
  • Be a registered name of a company or business, and the applicant is not the Director of the said company or business for which the plate is requested.
  • Be ambiguous and plate characters not easily identifiable.
  • Be in contravention of any State or Commonwealth Legislation (for example ANZAC, NAVY, RAN, AFC, RAAF).
  • Be a close resemblance of character combinations of an existing registration plate or series of plates.
  • Any of the above in a language other than English or could be read by using a rear view mirror.
  • Make or model of vehicle.

  Fitting plates to your vehicle

Screws are not supplied with plates issued by DoT.

You will need to organise the removal of the old plates and attachment of the new plates yourself, or arrange for them to be fitted by a car dealership or garage.

When a bicycle rack, wheelchair carrier or other device is fitted to the towbar of the vehicle and it or the load obscures the visibility of the rear number plate, an auxiliary plate should be securely affixed in an upright position parallel to the vehicle axles, no higher than the vehicle roof line so that it is clearly visible to the rear. Auxiliary plates are manufactured with mounting holes and slots pre-drilled to assist with options to affix the plate to the carrier or load.

What do I do with my auxiliary plate when I am not displaying it on my vehicle?

We suggest you keep your auxiliary plate in a safe and secure location when not in use.

What happens if I lose my auxiliary plate or it is stolen or damaged?

Where an auxiliary plate is lost, stolen or damaged but the existing vehicle number plates are intact you can apply and pay for a new auxiliary plate through your DoTDirect online account.

If the existing vehicle number plates have been lost, stolen or damaged then standard replacement processes apply. Refer to Replace lost/stolen or damaged number plates

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