Taxi number plates

Taxi plates are issued to identify vehicles licensed by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) to operate as a taxi service. They are only issued to people with written authority from Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria.

Taxi number plate conditions

  • Taxi plates can only be assigned to a vehicle that’s in the name of somebody with a taxi licence. 
  • To transfer taxi number plates (from one vehicle to another), both vehicles need to be registered to the same person or company. Any number plates that are no longer in use need to be returned to VicRoads. 
  • Taxi number plates are issued as part of taxi registration. The plates need to stay on the vehicle they’re assigned to until they’re cancelled, the number is changed, or the plates are transferred to another vehicle. 
  • A fee applies to issue or replace taxi number plates. 

Taxi plate types & style

Taxi plates differ according to the intended location of operation of the taxi and the type of licence granted.

The taxi plate series includes:

  • a slogan 'ACCREDITED TAXI SERVICE' across the top of the plate
  • the 'VIC' slogan running vertically along the left side of the plate
  • white characters on a green reflective background with a gold southern cross design as the separator between the letters and numbers.

Metropolitan Taxi Plates

These plates are issued to commercial passenger vehicles used for hiring by the public on demand within the metropolitan area. Metropolitan taxi plates are issued in the series 0000 M to 9999 M. The previous series was M 0000 to M 9999 (except for M 5000 - M 5099 which are issued for taxis with wheel-chair licences only).

Metropolitan taxi plate

Urban Taxi Plates

These plates are issued to taxis operating out of Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong only. Urban taxi plates are issued in the series U 0000 to U 9999 (except for U 5000 - U 5099 which are issued for taxis with wheel-chair licences only).

Urban taxi number plate

Country Taxi Plates

These plates are issued to taxis operating in country areas other than Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong. Country taxi plates are issued in the series C 0000 to C 9999 (except for C 5000 - C 5099 which are issued for taxis with wheel-chair licences only).

Country taxi number plate

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