An exclusive piece of Victorian History


Our six-digit Heritage plates are currently unavailable for sale. Please check back to this page for the latest updates.
Auctions for Heritage plates will continue as planned through our auction partner Shannons.

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Our distinctive and rare Heritage plates are an original replica of Victoria’s first number plates issued in the 1930s. They are handcrafted using the same time-honoured techniques from that era and are finished with a lustrous black vitreous enamel.

Heritage Plates

Six-digit Heritage plates

Meticulously recreated to original mid-20th century specifications, our limited-edition six-digit Heritage plates are available to purchase online. With combinations available from 100.000 to 285.000, these plates come presented in a beautiful wooden box.

Heritage plate auctions

Three, four and five-digit combinations are available through public auction. Held throughout the year, each auction presents a small batch of Heritage plates for bidding.

The next auction will be held online:

  • Tuesday 17th May 2022 – Tuesday 24th May 2022

See the latest Heritage Auction results here.

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Note: Auction dates are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please visit our auction partner's website.

Good to know:

  • Victoria's first number plates were issued between 1932 and 1939, with combinations ranging from 1 – 285.000 (Some exclusions apply for Special Interest plates).
  • Each character is manually embossed into a heavy gauge steel plate, etched and coated with rich black and white vitreous enamel. The plate is then oven-baked to create a high gloss and durable finish.
  • Because Heritage plates are handcrafted, each plate differs slightly, contributing to its unique nature.
  • Heritage plates are presented in a crafted wooden box, along with a certificate of authenticity and Heritage Plates brochure.
  • A box, certificate and brochure are also included when ordering two replacement plates. (Replacement plates can be purchased over the phone or at VicRoads Customer Service Centres).

Specifications

Price

6 Digit: Unavailable
3, 4, or 5 Digit: Auction only

Size

6 Digit- 456mm (w) x 114mm (h)
5 Digit - 406mm (w) by 114mm (h)
4 Digit - 374mm (w) by 114mm (h)
3 Digit - 228mm (w) by 114mm (h)
Slimline - Not available

Slogan

"VIC" vertically on left hand side of plate

Combination options

  • 6 Digit 100.000 to 285.000
  • 5 Digit 10.000 to 99.999
  • 4 Digit 1.000 to 9.999
  • 3 Digit 100 to 999

Plate images are a guide only. There may be small variations to colour and spacing.

*All prices are shown in Australian dollars. Prices/specifications are subject to change without notice. Photographs and representations of plates provided on this page are for illustration purposes only, final products may vary slightly from what is displayed on-screen. Plates displayed on this page are not necessarily available for sale.

Please note: If you need to purchase a plate under a company name you must call VicRoads on 1300 660 417, between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.