An exclusive piece of Victoria’s motoring history

*Current shipping time for Heritage plates is 16 weeks

Heritage plate - white text on a flat black background, two sets of numbers separated by a small square separator (e.g. 234 - 567), with VIC vertically down the left side. Two screws, one each on the left and right edges centred vertically 

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

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 iconic plates take 16 weeks to be carefully handcrafted and come presented in a beautiful wooden box.

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Heritage plate auctions

Heritage plate auction - white text on a flat black background, two sets of numbers separated by a small square separator (e.g. 5 - 432), with VIC vertically down the left side. Two screws, one each on the left and right edges centred vertically   

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 22 February 2022 - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Find out 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).
  • Due to their popularity and artisanal manufacturing requirements, delivery for these plates can take up to 16 weeks. You will receive a dispatch notice from Australia Post when your plates are on their way.


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: $14,000*
  • 3, 4 or 5 Digit: Auction only

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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.