Questions and answers regarding our May 2019 price increase.

As at 1 May 2019, Custom Plates replacement pairs, Pop restyle, 6-digit Heritage plates, new 3x3 and Personalised combos, Slimline, Euro mini and Gold and Silver plates will be affected by a price increase.

Q1. Which plates are affected by the price increase?

Product

Current Price

New price as at 1 May 2019

Replacement pairs

$170.00

$195.00

Pop restyle (change the colour of your existing plate)

$170.00

$195.00

6-Digit Heritage plates

$10,000.00

$12,000.00

New 3x3 and Personalised combos

$395.00

$495.00

Slimline

$45.00 per plate

$49.00 per plate

Euro mini

$45.00 per plate

$49.00 per plate

Gold and Silver plates

$495.00

$595.00

The price increase will be in effect from 1 May 2019.

Q3. What is the reason for the price increase?

Custom Plates has been impacted by an increase in manufacturing, distribution and business costs and the price increase offsets these extra costs. It is important that we ensure our products reflect market value because revenue from the sale of custom plates support important VicRoads and community projects to benefit all Victorians.

Q4. Does the price of Custom Plates increase each year?

We are always reluctant to increase our prices despite rising manufacturing costs. Besides the recent increase in price of Slimline Black plates in January 2019, the last price increase was in July 2017. At this stage there is no plan to increase the price of custom plates on a yearly basis, however this is subject to change without notice.

Q5. Do I have to pay this much for a Custom Plate?

Purchasing a custom plate is entirely optional. It provides the opportunity to be unique and add personality to your car.

Q6. Where do the funds from the sale of a Custom Plate go?

When purchasing a custom plate and the rights to display your custom plate, you are not only guaranteeing that your car will be one of a kind on the road, but you’re also helping to support important VicRoads and community projects to benefit all Victorians.

Q7. I have a brochure that includes the previous cost of the products listed above. Do I now have to pay the increased cost?

The price increase of all the products mentioned above is effective from 1 May 2019. Any purchases made from this date forward will incur the new price. Our brochures and price list advise that prices are subject to change without notice. All brochures and price lists are being updated to reflect the new prices.