Custom Plates - BEWARE

Licences, Registration, RWC, ADR
Posts: 918
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:52 pm

Custom Plates - BEWARE

Postby Boki » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:20 am

Just letting everyone know about dodgy VicRoads are (yet again) with their policy on customised number plates.

When you get your car registered, you can get customised number plates - lets say EURO ones ($495).

One you pay for them you expect them to be yours, right?

Well no, if fact if you let your registration reach a status of 'EXPIRED' your screwed.

Why? Its because if you don't put them on "personal hold/reserve", someone else can pay the same amount you did initially and be issued the same plates again - so there will be 2 physical copies of the same plates.

Assuming no one has taken them, you still have to pay the initial fee of $495 to put them on another car if you haven't filled a 'vicroads' form for "holding/reserving" the plates after (I can't remember if its) 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.

So they expect people to pay for custom plates with the intention to not give a crap after their rego has expired. $_$

Solution: Extend the period to at least 5 years until made available to the public again.

Posts: 706
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:00 am

Re: Custom Plates - BEWARE

Postby oscar » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:01 pm

all rego plates are the property of vicroads

Posts: 918
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:52 pm

Re: Custom Plates - BEWARE

Postby Boki » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:34 pm

Correct Oscar, but then again people still sell plates over the net and at auctions - giving them the 'right' to register their car with the chosen plates.

Site Admin
Posts: 8461
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Location: Melbourne Victoria

Re: Custom Plates - BEWARE

Postby Hardy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:59 pm

I guess you could pre-pay your rego 24 months in advance instead of 12 months in advance so you can ensure you don't miss the expiry date?

Return to “VicRoads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest