Trailer plates

There are two types of plates for your trailer:

  1. Trailer plates; and
  2. Exempt trailer plates

Trailer plates

These plates are specifically for registered trailers (except semi-trailers) and caravans. The current series of Trailer plates have a white background with blue characters and is the same size as a standard 3x3 plate (General Issue plate).

There are two ways to purchase a replacement Trailer plate for your registered trailer or caravan;

  • Call VicRoads on 1300 660 417 between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday; or
  • Visit your local VicRoads Customer Service Centre between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note: Alternatively the registered operator of a trailer may attend a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to purchase a new General Issue number plate for a fee of $18.50. Please ensure to have the applicable evidence of identification at the time of attendance.

Exempt Trailer plates

These plates are specifically made for trailers exempt from registration, and are a duplicate of the registration number of the towing vehicle. Purchasing an Exempt Trailer plate means you don’t have to take the plate off your vehicle to attach it to the trailer each time you tow!

Exempt Trailer plates are available in one design, white background with blue characters and are the same size as a standard 3x3 plate (General Issue plate).

There are two ways to purchase an Exempt Trailer plate;

  • Call VicRoads on 1300 660 417 between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday; or
  • Visit your local VicRoads Customer Service Centre between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Bike Rack plates

The number plate on your vehicle must be visible from a distance of 20 metres. So if you have a bike rack fitted to your vehicle which obscures the rear number plate you can do one of two things:

  • Purchase a bike rack plate (hand painted plates are not permitted)
  • Attach the rear number plate from your vehicle to your bike rack when in use

You can be fined if:

  • The correct number plate is not attached on a bike rack and the vehicle number plate is obscured by the rack.
  • The number plate is illegible.
  • The bike rack number plate is not illuminated at night and clearly visible from 20 metres away. Illumination kits are available from most bike retailers.

The dimensions of a bike rack plate are: 252mmW x 100 mmH.

There are two ways to purchase a bike rack plate;

  • Call VicRoads on 1300 660 417 between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday; or
  • Visit your local VicRoads Customer Service Centre between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.