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Key info

  • If you have bought TasPlates from another person, you must transfer ownership of the plates into your name.
  • If you assign the plates to a vehicle, the vehicle must be registered in Tasmania, in the same name as the plate owner.
  • You must apply at a service centre with a transfer right to display form (PDF, 212KB).
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    About applying to transfer the right to display TasPlates

    If you want to display TasPlates that you bought from someone else on your registered vehicle, you must return any existing standard plates that are currently registered to that vehicle.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    If you are assigning the plates to a vehicle, you must bring:

    If you are not assigning the plates to a vehicle, you must bring:

    If the vehicle and TasPlates are registered in someone else's name, you must also 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 and TasPlates are registered in a company name, you must also 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 printed with the company logo and your name.

        Can I apply?

        You can apply if you have bought TasPlates from another person.

        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

        TypeCost 

        Transfer right to display

        $22

        Transfer rights and assign plates to a vehicle (includes $17 certificate replacement fee)

        $39

        Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

        Payment options

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        More Information

        • If you are selling your vehicle and would like to keep your TasPlates, you will need to buy standard plates for the car you are selling and follow the apply to replace vehicle number plates process.

        Please visit TasPlates for more information on transferring the right to display TasPlates.