Your piece of Victoria’s motoring history

Heritage plate

Our Heritage plates are an original replica of Victoria’s first number plates issued in the 1930s. Their distinctive look and rarity make them an iconic part of our motoring history.



Heritage plate auctions

Three, four and five-digit combinations are available through public auction.

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Good to know:
  • You can purchase 6-digit Heritage plates online.

  • 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.

  • Victoria’s first number plates (1 – 285,000) were issued between 1932 and 1939.

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

Combination options
Available Colours
Size Slogan Price
  • 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
  • #000000 Black

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

"VIC" vertically on left hand side of plate

  • 6 Digit: $12,000*
  • 3, 4 or 5 Digit: Auction only

Plate colours preview

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*All prices are shown in Australian dollars. Prices/specifications are subject to change without notice. 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.