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Key info

  • Your vehicle must be registered in Tasmania.
  • You must visit a service centre to replace the plates.
  • You must return your existing number plate(s) unless this is not possible due to loss, theft, or if they are TasPlates.
  • You will receive a new combination of letters and numbers, unless you are using TasPlates.
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    About applying to replace vehicle number plates

    You can replace your number plates if they are damaged, faded, lost, stolen or if you have purchased TasPlates and would like to attach them to your vehicle.

    You can also swap your TasPlates between vehicles that you own, fees will apply, and you must purchase standard plates for the vehicle you are removing the TasPlates from.

    How to replace

    What you need to replace

    If the vehicle is registered in your name you must bring:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 189KB)
    • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
    • payment
    • any remaining plates
    • a statutory declaration (PDF, 114KB) if the plates are lost or stolen or if you are not returning one or more plates.

    If the vehicle is registered in someone else's name you also must bring:

    • a letter of authority from the registered owner clearly stating that you have permission act on their behalf
    • a copy of the registered owner's current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents.

    If the vehicle is registered in a company name you also must bring:

    • proof that you are from the company with either:
      • a letter of authority on company letterhead clearly stating that you have permission act on their behalf, or
      • being in company uniform when you attend a service centre, or
      • a business card with the company logo and your name.

    Can I replace?

    You can apply if the vehicle is registered in Tasmania and:

    • currently registered in your name, or
    • registered in someone else's name and they have given you written authority, or
    • registered in a company name and the company has given you written authority on company letterhead.

    Proving your identity

    To prove your identity you must show at least:

    • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
    • Two category A documents and one category B document.

    These documents must:

    • show your current Tasmanian address
    • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
    • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

    • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
    • Australian citizenship papers
    • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
    • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Australian firearms licence
    • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
    • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
    • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

    • Medicare card
    • Bank or credit card, with signature
    • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
    • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
    • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

    If you have changed your address or name

    If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

    • your address, and/or
    • change of name documents.

    To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

    • financial institution statement
    • lease or rent agreement
    • council rate notice
    • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
    • land tax valuation notice
    • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
    • certificate of title.

    To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

    • adoption paper issued by court
    • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
    • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
    • guardianship order
    • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

    Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

    At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

    • residential address
    • garage address
    • change of name of the body corporate.

    • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Extract of company with ACN
    • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
    • Certificate of incorporation
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

    • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
    • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

    If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

    How much it costs

    Vehicle typePlate fee

    Motor vehicle

    $39.95

    Motorcycle

    $36.55

    Trailer or caravan

    $36.55

    Heavy vehicle

    $44.10

    Duplicate plates (including slimline)

    $87.55

    Bike rack plates

    $19.55

    Street rod plates, special vintage plates (vintage car club association, EH etc.) and duplicate forestry plates

    $87.55

    Trade plate

    $36.55

    All-terrain vehicle - restricted plate

    $22.95

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

    Payment options

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    More Information

    • You will need to update your number plate details with your insurance provider and/ or parking administrator.
    • If you have lost your plates while interstate, you can apply for duplicate plates.

    Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying to replace vehicle number plates.