General issue number plates

General issue number plates are the standard plates issued to cars and motorcycles.

The current general issue plate series includes:

  • a registration number starting from 1AA.1AA
  • blue characters on a white reflective background
  • the current slogan printed on the centre bottom of the plate (not included on slimline).

Check the fees that apply for general issue plates.

Please note that from 1 October 2018 national heavy vehicle number plates will be issued to heavy vehicles and heavy trailers instead of general issue number plates.

Previous general issue plates series and colours

Year Plate Year Plate Year Plate
1960 HCK 620 1980
ARN 000
2000
QAU 000
1961 HHK 501 1981 AZL 000
2001
QSA 000
1962 HMG 525 1982 BGS 000
2002
RLA 000
1963 HSH 114 1983 BPY 000
2003
SCZ 999
1964 HXU 733 1984 BYM 000
2004
SRR 989
1965 JDS 007 1985 CBX 931
2005
TIM 959
1966 JKH 768 1986 CSG 007
2006
TZH 877
1967 JRD 884 1987 DAV 000
2007
UPG 951
1968 JXE 287 1988 DGE 555
2008
WFK 999
1969 KEB 500 1989 DRS 002
2009
WYA 000
1970 KMD 422 1990 ECT 525
2010
XRA 000
1971 KUC 214 1991 EMH 000
2011
YIA 000
1972 LBD 967 1992 EUB 000
2012
ZAA 000
1973 LKC 042 1993 FCJ 400
01/2013
ZSA 000
1974 LTE 459 1994 FLR 000
08/2013
1AA 1AA
1975 IBU 000 1995 NEI 000
2014
1BA 1AA
1976 IJD 445 1996 NRA 000
2015 1DX 6UF
1977 ITA 643 1997 OET 650
2016 1GP 4AA
1978 ABF 325 1998 OUU 000
2017  1KC 1AA
1979 AJL 467 1999 PLH 000
2018 1NC 1AA

1960 - 1977: Black background, white characters
1978 - 1994: White background, green characters
1995 - current: White background, blue characters

Note: The number plate series of RAA.000 to RBZ.999 was issued out of sequence and were green characters on a white background.

The current general issue motorcycle plate series includes:

  • a registration number starting from 1A.1AA
  • blue characters on a white reflective background
  • the “VIC” slogan printed on the plate.

Motorcycles are only issued with one plate.

Check the fees that apply for general issue plates for motorcycles. 

Previous general issue motorcycle plates series and colours

Year Plate Year Plate Year Plate
1960 CO 026 1980
MP 300
2000 ZQ 000
1961 CT 086 1981 NL 010
2001 AP 000
1962 CW 290 1982 OG 171
2002 BG 000
1963 CZ 402 1983 PD 135
2003 BZ 000
1964 DC 262 1984 PX 000
2004 CS 000
1965 DF 180 1985 RJ 650
2005 EA 000
1966 DH 177 1986 SA 500
2006 FK 000
1967 DL 086 1987 SS 900
2007 FU 000
1968 DP 958 1988 TD 450
2008 HA 000
1969 DV 121 1989 TQ 625
2009 IA 000
1970 GB 227 1990 UF 100 2010 JA 000
1971 GL 663 1991 US 045
2011 1A 1AA
1972 HA 365 1992 VE 705
2012 1D 7AA
1973 HR 023 1993 VQ 725
01/2013 1J 7AA
1974 JJ 029 1994 WC 820
08/2013 1L 1AA
1975 JY 244 1995 WO 995
2014 1O 1AA
1976 KN 280 1996 XC 460
2015 1Q 8BY
1977 LA 172 1997 XR
2016 1U 6LO
1978 LN 138 1998 YH
2017  2A 1AA 
1979  MA 000   1999  YY
2018 2D 1AA
1A 1AA

1960 - 1978: Black background, white characters
1979 - 1994: White background, green characters
1995 - current: White background, blue characters

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