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State (ordinary) plates

State series number plates have character configurations set by Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS). They are the most common number plates issued to motor vehicles, trailers and motorcycles.

  About state series plates

State plate sample
State plate sample

State series number plates have character configurations set by Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS).

This series is the most common number plate issued to motor vehicles, trailers and motorcycles.

You cannot order specific state series number plates.

The plates are issued for general use and are manufactured on demand in large quantities in an ascending alpha/numeric series.

  Remake of state series plates

Both state and district series plates issued prior to the Brand WA format (blue and white plates) can be remade in any of the below colour combinations;

  • Black on white.
  • Black on yellow.
  • Brand WA format.

This does not apply to state series number plates issued in the current 'Brand WA' format.

'Brand WA' state series plates can only be remade in the same 'Brand WA' format.

Please refer to Replace lost/stolen number plates for information on how to remake your state series plate.

State plates (ordinary) fees

Fee type Fee
State plate fee: Ordinary $28.60
State plate reissue fee: Ordinary $17.30
State plate remake fee: Ordinary (may include Government and farm plates) $39.30
LBU_F_VL_E45_AppPlateRemakeTfr.pdf icon Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45) Kb

  Retaining state series plates

A person may retain their current state series plates for re-issue on another vehicle by requesting for them to be retained at the time of surrendering.

The plates will be physically retained for 90 days from the date of retention. A fee applies when re-issuing the plates onto another vehicle.

If the plates have not been re-issued within 90 days, they will be destroyed and a remake fee will be payable should you wish to have them re-issued to another vehicle.

An electronic record of retained ownership of the plates will remain until 365 days from the date of retention, unless advised by you that the plates are no longer required or they are issued to a vehicle.

Please note that retained state series plates may only be re-issued onto a vehicle owned by the same person or a member of the owner's immediate family upon completion of an Application for plate remake/transfer (Form E45).

Note:

State series plates will be destroyed unless a person requests for them to be retained at the time of surrendering.

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

  Moving retained plates from one DVS centre to another

Persons who have number plates retained at a Driver and Vehicle Service Centre or Regional Agent can have the plates transferred to another DVS Centre or Regional Agent at their request. You must telephone the DVS contact centre on 13 11 56 to arrange this.

  Transferring or swapping state series plates

State series plates may be swapped in the following circumstances:

  • Between two vehicles owned by the same person.
  • To a vehicle owned by an 'immediate' family member.

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

A state/district plate transfer - immediate family form must be completed if the plates are to be transferred to a vehicle licensed in the name of an 'immediate' family member.

See Replace lost/stolen number plates on how to do this.

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

  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.

You will need to purchase and affix an auxiliary plate if a bike rack or mobility device is attached to your vehicle and obstructs the view of your rear number plate. Refer to Auxiliary plates

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

LBU_PLATES_FAQ_Plates.pdf icon Optional plates FAQ Kb
LBU_F_Plates_TC_Optional.pdf icon Optional plates general terms and conditions Kb

 

Page last updated: Mon Sep 21 2020 2:37:44 PM