Replace lost/stolen or damaged number plates

Find out how to replace lost or stolen state, district or seasonal number plates, remake damaged plates, and order replacement optional plates.

  Replace lost or stolen state, district or seasonal plates

  • Lost or stolen state district or seasonal licence plates cannot be remade.
  • Lost or stolen state, district or seasonal licence plates will be replaced with new ordinary plates.
  • Only damaged state, district or seasonal licence plates may be remade.

Where one or both of your ordinary licence plates have been lost or stolen, you must complete a 'Lost - stolen number plates (Form VL14)' detailing the circumstances surrounding the loss or theft.

Any remaining plates should be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

Note:

  • Only the vehicle licence holder may complete the 'Lost - stolen number plates (Form VL14)'.
  • There is a fee involved.

Can your lost or stolen state, district or seasonal plates be remade?

Plate type Lost Stolen Damaged
State licence plate No No Yes
District licence plate No No Yes
Seasonal licence plate No No Yes
LBU_F_VL_E45_AppPlateRemakeTfr.pdf icon Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45) Kb
LBU_F_VL_VL14_LostStolenPlates.pdf icon Lost - stolen number plates (Form VL14) Kb

  Remake of lost, damaged or stolen optional plates

If your optional or personalised plates have been damaged, lost or stolen, you can have them remade.

Please refer to the schedule of fees below for costs involved.

To order your replacement plates download and complete the application form below, and either post it, along with a cheque, to the Department of Transport, or take it to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

LBU_F_Plates_Optional.pdf icon Optional plates: Application form Kb

  Step 1: Application and payment - number plates

Applications may be submitted by post or in person if ordering a remake.

Only damaged state, district or seasonal licence plates may be remade.

Applications may only be accepted in person where the plate is being replaced with new ordinary plates.

Note:

  • Lost or stolen state district or seasonal licence plates cannot be remade.
  • Lost or stolen state, district or seasonal licence plates will be replaced with new ordinary plates at the time of application.

In person

You can also apply in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent.

EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard payments are accepted.

State plates (ordinary) fees

Fee type Fee
State plate fee: Ordinary $27.70
State plate reissue fee: Ordinary $16.75
State plate remake fee: Ordinary (may include Government and farm plates) $36.90

Other plate fees

Fee type Fee
Remake all other plates fees
Remake all other licence plates: Acrylic $242.95
Remake all other licence plates: Aluminium $120.10
Remake Personalised series licence plates $80.50
Remake Retro series licence plates $120.10
Plate retention and re-issue fees
Personalised and special licence plates series re-issue fee $16.75
Special series licence plates retention fee $18.10
Plate transfer fees
Transfer one-digit numeral licence plates (Great Plate Auction) $10,725.25
Transfer two-digit numeral licence plates (Great Plate Auction) $2,146.05
Transfer three-digit numeral licence plates (Great Plate Auction) $1,067.85
Transfer beneficiary / family law licence plates $21.95
Transfer Name series licence plates $535.50
Transfer other licence plates (Great Plate Auction) $213.25
Transfer Personalised series licence plates cannot be transferred Not available
Transfer Retro series and all other special licence plates $93.15
Transfer unique licence plates (Great Plate Auction Classic: vehicle makes) $2,146.05

By post

Complete the application form and post it with cheque or money order payment to:

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
Department of Transport,
Plates Section,
GPO Box R1290,
Perth WA 6844

Please make cheques payable to Department of Transport.

LBU_F_VL_E45_AppPlateRemakeTfr.pdf icon Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45) Kb
LBU_F_Plates_Optional.pdf icon Optional plates: Application form Kb

  Step 2: Collection of your new plates: Lost/stolen or damaged

If your number plates are being remade it takes about 3 to 4 weeks to have them remade.

You will receive written notification in the post advising you that your plates are ready for collection from the Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent you nominated on your application form.

You must take the following with you to the Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent when you collect your plates:

  • Your damaged set of plates (to be surrendered).
  • Primary proof of identification.

Optional plate applications

  • If the plates being collected or exchanged are optional plates, the 'Certificate of right to display and trade' must match the vehicle owner's name or a 'Nomination of right to display' form is to be completed by the holder of the 'Certificate of right to display and trade'.
  • If the plates being collected are Europlates, note that these plates are manufactured without pre-drilled fitment holes. If you have the Europlates fitted by an outside service provider (garage or car dealer), you may be charged a fee. DVS accept no responsibility for any damage to the number plates incurred during the attaching process.

Collection of your new plates by a third party

If applying for replacement plates due to theft, the vehicle owner may nominate another person to collect and/or exchange optional and ordinary number plates, subject to the following conditions:

  • The person collecting/exchanging the plates must have proper primary identification.
  • The vehicle must be currently licensed or within the renewal period (i.e. 3 months prior to or following the expiry date).
LBU_FS_POI_PrimSec.pdf icon Proof of identity for other Driver and Vehicle Services transactions (Not an initial driver's licence or WA Photo Card) Kb

  Fitting plates to your vehicle

Screws are not supplied with plates issued by the Department of Transport.

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.

Euro Series

As vehicle design specifications vary, plates in the Euro Series are produced without any pre-drilled holes. This allows you to position the holes to suit your vehicle.

 

Page last updated: Mon Jul 22 2019 10:40:12 AM