Sell or transfer plates

Find out how to transfer your state or district plates to an immediate family member, and how to transfer your optional and personalised plates.

  Transfer of state/district plates to an immediate family member

You can transfer your state or district plates to an immediate family member (spouse, parent, child or sibling). A fee is applicable for this transaction (see document below).

Please complete the form below.

LBU_F_VL_E45_AppPlateRemakeTfr.pdf icon Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45) Kb

  Sell or transfer your optional plates

The holder of a Certificate of Right to Display and Trade may offer that right for sale.

A sale can take place at any price to any individual or corporation by transferring the rights.

To sell your optional plates the owner of the Certificate of Right to Display and Trade must complete the Transfer of Rights to Display Optional Plates form below. The form must be submitted within 14 days of the sale, together with the Certificate of Right to Display and Trade and the plates to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

The purchaser of the Certificate of right to display and trade must submit the completed original copy and pay the required transfer fee at any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

Optional Series plates are not automatically transferred to a new owner as part of the transfer of a vehicle licence. The new owner must also apply to transfer the right to display the plates into their name by completing a Transfer of Right to Display Optional Plates form.

If the seller wants to retain ownership of the Optional Series Plates when the vehicle is sold, they must attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent with the Optional Plates and the current vehicle licence documents.

The Optional Plates can be retained and changed for general issue State or District plates. The vehicle can then be sold with the general issue plates.

If you are the beneficiary of an Estate or Family Court Order, you will pay a reduced plate transfer fee (please refer to the current schedule of Plate fees). You must present a copy of the Will or the Court Order at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

Outstanding transfer fees for Optional Series plates

If you have outstanding plate transfer fees, you will be contacted by mail and advised of the requirement to pay those fees.

The Director General can also demand the return of the number plates if the plates are not transferred. A penalty will apply if the plates are not returned.

LBU_F_VL_176_TransferSpecialPlates.pdf icon Transfer of right to display optional plates (Form VL176) Kb

  Displaying optional plates on a nominated vehicle

Optional number plates can be displayed on a vehicle that is not in the name of the holder of the 'Certificate of Right to Display and Trade'.

To display your plates on a vehicle that is not in your name, complete the 'Nomination of Vehicle Display Optional Plates' E63 form.

Take the E63 form to a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre or Agent to be processed.

Note, 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.

LBU_F_Plates_E63_NomVehicleDisplayOptionalPlates.pdf icon Nomination of vehicle to display optional plates (Form E63) Kb

  Transfer your 'Personalised' series plates

Personalised Series plates are not issued with a 'Certificate of Right to Display and Trade' and therefore cannot be transferred. On approval, Personalised Series plates may only be issued to a vehicle licensed in the person's name to whom the plates have been issued, or to a member of their immediate family.

To arrange the transfer of your Personalised Series plates to an immediate family member just complete the form below.

If you no longer require your Personalised Series plates and do not wish to issue them to an immediate family member, the right to display these plates must be relinquished by written request.

The plates will be held at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent. These plates can be reissued upon application by any person in the normal manner i.e. completion of an application form (E45) and payment of the prescribed application fee.

If you want to sell your vehicle that displays Personalised Series plates, but want to keep the plates, you must remove the plates from the vehicle before the sale and get other plates for the vehicle.

If you sell your vehicle with the personalised plates attached, the plates are transferred to the new owner during the vehicle transfer process and you lose your right to display those plates on another vehicle in your name.

The Personalised Series plates can be retained at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent (subject to a storage fee) or be issued to another vehicle licensed in your name.

LBU_F_VL_E45_AppPlateRemakeTfr.pdf icon Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45) Kb

 

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