An exclusive 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. Finished with a lustrous black vitreous enamel, each plate is handcrafted using the same time-honoured techniques from the 20th century. Their distinctive look and rarity make them an iconic part of our motoring history.

Six-digit Heritage plates

With combinations available from 100.000 to 285.000, our limited-edition six-digit Heritage plates are available to purchase online.



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 8 June – Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • Tuesday 31 August – Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Tuesday 23 November – 30 November 2021

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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:
  • 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 provided when ordering new plates or 2 replacement plates.
  • 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).

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.