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1Standard plate replacements and duplicates

Replacement plates:

  • have a new combination of digits
  • you will receive the new plates at time of purchase.

To get replacement plates:

  • complete an Application for Replacement Number Plates (MR30)
  • submit it at Service Tasmania along with your:
    • certificate of registration
    • driver licence or evidence of identity
    • any remaining plates
    • a statutory declaration if plates were stolen or lost
    • authorisation from the registered operator if needed.
  • pay the fee.

Duplicate plates:

  • have the same digits as your previous plates
  • after ordering your plates there is a period of 4-6 weeks to manufacture
  • you will be notified by mail when the plates are ready for collection at Service Tasmania.

To get duplicate plates:

  • complete an Application for a Duplicate Plate (MR171)
  • submit it at Service Tasmania along with your:
    • certificate of registration
    • driver licence or evidence of identity
    • a statutory declaration if plates were stolen or lost
    • authorisation from the registered operator if needed.
  • pay the fee.

What if I have lost my plates interstate?

You can apply for a replacement or duplicate set of plates by:

  • handing in any remaining plates at a Transport Department and obtaining a plate receipt
  • complete an Application for a Duplicate Plate (MR171)
  • emailing your application to tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au with your:
    • copy of your plate receipt
    • copy of your driver licence or evidence of identity
    • statutory declaration if plates were stolen or lost
    • mailing address the plates can be sent to
    • authorisation from the registered operator if needed.
    • pay the fee.

2Bike rack plates

Do I need bike rack number plates?

Bike rack number plates are required by law to be affixed if your number plate cannot be seen clearly from a 20-metre distance because:

  • a bike rack is blocking the view of the number plate
  • the bikes carried on the bike rack block the view of the number plate

Can I make my own?

No, plates that are hand-painted or other home-made replicas are not accepted by law.

How can I get one?

You can get a bike rack plate by:

3Slimline plates

Slimline plates are a narrower number plate style.

  • Slimline plate dimensions are: 372mm x100mm compared to regular plate dimensions of: 372 x 134mm.
  • A slimline set of standard plates can be ordered by submitting a Duplicate Plate or Bicycle Rack Number Plate Application Form (MR171) at Service Tasmania.
    • You will receive a slimline and a standard plate
    • The plates have the same digits as your previous plates.
    • After ordering your plates there is a period of 4-6 weeks to manufacture
    • You will be notified by mail when the plates are ready for collection at Service Tasmania

    A standard design slimline plate can only be attached to the front of a vehicle and a regular sized plate will need to be attached to the rear.

Are there any restrictions on slimline plates?

Heavy vehicles, motorbikes and trailers cannot use slimline plates.

To  order slimline plates:

  • complete an Application for a duplicate plate (MR171)
  • submit it at Service Tasmania along with your:
    • certificate of registration
    • driver licence or evidence of identity
    • a statutory declaration if plates were stolen or lost
    • authorisation from the registered operator if needed.
  • pay the fee.