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Last updated: 5 Mar 2016
In general:
a full list of district codes (from 1990)a full list of diplomatic codes (from 1967)

 nr. PictureDate of
first issue
Date of
last issue
TypeDescriptionRemarks
119191930carA (in Roman the thousands) 123plate wanted size?
B for Niederösterreich
Europlate
219301939carA 12345
A for Wien
B for Niederösterreich
(N.OE Landes Regierung)
3

Apr 19391945carAB 123456
codes used:
K = Kärnten
Nd = Niederdonau
Od = Oberdonau
Sb = Salzburg
St = Steiermark
TV = Tirol and Voralberg
W = Wien
plate wanted
here Niederdonau
with in the seal:
'Der Landrat in Amstetten'
Roovers

the TV is an illuminated numberplate, how the seal was used is unclear Lachs
4Apr 19391945dlrAB 123456plate wanted
dealer
TV = Tirol and Voralberg
AKS
519451947car123456plate wanted
only used in Russian Zone: Wien, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, and Oberösterreich (north of the river Donau) Europlate
6
1947Dec 1989carfront plate

A 123456

rear plate
province (Bundesland)
B = Burgenland
G = Graz (city)
K = Kärnten
L = Linz (city)
N = Niederösterreich
O = Oberösterreich
S = Salzburg (also city)
St = Steiermark
T = Tirol
V = Voralberg
W = Wien (also city)
7
1947Dec 1989mcA 1/234
A 12345
A 123456
motorcycle
Wagner (2nd)
size?
8
1947Dec 1989trA 123456trailer
the 'O' is the only letter that has a dash before the numbers

here an Army trailer
Wagner (2nd)
9
1947Dec 1989dlrA 123456
AB 12345
plates wanted
dealer (front plate)
Seger (1st)
army dealer (front plate)
Europlate (2nd)
10
1947Dec 1989tempA 123456transfer

here a transfer trailer
11


1947Dec 1989mopdA 123
A 12345
A 123456

BH 12345

BP1234

WD 1234
plate wanted
moped
Seger
here an army moped
van der Valk

BP = federal police (Bundespolizei)
Wagner

diplomatic moped
24 = France
Europlate
12
1967 govtAB 12345government codes: plate wanted Wagner (2x)
BB = federal railway (Bundesbahn)
BG = federal gendarmerie (Bundesgendarmerie)
BH = federal army (Bundesheer)
BP = federal police (Bundespolizei)
JW = prison service (from 1978) (Justizwache)
PT = posts and telegraph
WD = diplomatic (see next line)
WK =  consular (+ BK, GK, etc)
ZW = customs authority (Zollwache)
131967Dec 1989CDWD 12345diplomatic (front plate)
71 = Côte d'Ivoire
a full list of diplomatic codes
14
1968?Dec 1989tempA 12345foreign residents
valid for 1 year
Klotz (square)
151973Dec 1989carA 123B45one extra letter on the 3rd last digit
first used in Niederösterreich
later also in O, St and T
16Jan 1990 carA 12 BCD
A 123 BC
A 1234 B
AB 1 CDE
AB 12 CD
AB 123 C
AB 123 CD
a full list of district codes
plate wanted
Burgenland
long plates (520x120mm)
Goodwin
17Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Kärnten
18Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Niederösterreich
19Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Oberösterreich
20
Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Salzburg
here the Governor of Salzburg
Rope
21Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Steiermark
22Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Tirol
23Jan 1990Nov 2002carA 12 BCD
Vorarlberg
24
Jan 1990Nov 2002carall combi-
nations as above, plus:

A 12345 B
A 1234 BC
Wien
here one with a very nice chrome frame (1st)
25
Jan 1990Nov 2002car
mc
A 123 B
A 12345 B?
AB 123 C
AB 12 CD
AB 123 CD
square plates (270x200mm)
also used for motorcycles
26Jan 1990nowmopdA 1234 Bmoped (115x150mm)
27




   W 1234 ABthe first one is a 2002 Euro version
(with slightly smaller dies) Seger (BE)



extra combinations used in Wien (ending on:)
BE = hearse (bestattung)
EW = electricity works (E-werk)
FW = fire brigade (feuerwehr)
GT = big trucks (guetertransport)
GW = gas works (gaswerk)
KT = small trucks (kleintransport)

Eric (GT, KT)
Rope (EW, FW, GW)

 
28





   W 1234 AB
ZE 1234 T
plate wanted

extra combinations used in Wien (ending on:)
LO = service bus (linienonmibus)
MA = municipal dep. (magistrat)
MW = hire car (mietwagen)
RD = ambulance (rettungsdienst)
TX = taxi (taxi)
VB = traffic authority (verkehrsbetriebe)

Eric (LO, MW, TX. VB)
Rope (MA, RD)

 
extra combination used in ZE (ending on:)
T = Taxi

Rope (T)
 

 
29



Jan 1990Nov 2002persA 12*
A 123
A 1234
A 12345
AB 1*
AB 1**
AB 12
AB 123
AB 1234
ABC 1
ABC 12
ABC 123
ABCD 1
ABCD 12
ABCDE 1
personalized (cost € 145)
must start with a letter and must end with a number
5-7 characters (incl. the city code)

also possible in a short version
(42 cm, used until 19??)

* or by a 2 letter city code with A 12 and AB 1
(5 characters minimum)
Rope (3rd)

the letters Ä, Ö, Ü and Q are not issued
so the 'umlaut' is home made Seger (4th)
** also with 4 characters minimum?
Lachs (5th)
30



Jan 1990nowdlrAB 12 CDplates wanted
dealer
Rope
motorcycle dealer

government dealer (here an army dealer)
Europlate (2nd and 3rd)

also personalized (from 2000)
Brekke (4th)

moped dealer
Kanters (5th)
31


Jan 1990Nov 2002govt 
plates wanted
all government plates have the country seal
BG stands for federal gendarmerie
BH is the federal army
PT is the postal service
A 1000 is the federal president
for all other codes see: district codes
van der Krogt (1st), Kooper (2nd)
and Seger (3rd and 4th)

321990?nowgovtcoat of armsplate wanted (haha)
the President
for official use only (see A 1000 above)
Europlate/Schrober
33  army12345 Anot a real plate, but a registration number painted on the army vehicle
here the L for Leopard tank
Kooper
34Jan 19901992?tempA 123 BC
AB 1 CDE
transfer
35

Jan 1990nowtempA 123 B 
A 1 BCD
foreign residents
valid for 1 year
(last seen 05)
square version
Kanters

also moped version
Kanters
36
Jan 1990Nov 2002CDWD 12345diplomatic
first 2 digits are the country code
a full list of diplomatic codes
11 = Belgium
plate wanted
the ambassador only uses the country code
7 = Egypt Eric 
37Jan 1990Nov 2002CCAK 12plate wanted
consular corps (here Salzburg)
no country codes Europlate
38
Jan 1990nowtrA 1234 BC
AB 12 CD
AB 123 CD
plate wanted
foreign trailer behind an Austrian truck
Goodwin (1st)
Seger (2nd)
391992?1999tempA 123 BC
AB 12 CD
AB 1 CDE
transfer
with sticker
40
1999nowtempA 123 BC
A 1234 B
AB 12 CD
AB 1 CDE
transfer, with sticker reflective
Seger (2nd)
4120012002carA 12 BCD'A' sticker
not legal, but used
easy to see: combination should be in the middle of the white (on the right side of the sticker, border not included)
42


Nov 2002nowcarA 12 BCDthe new Euro version (520x120mm)
Seger (2nd and Wien)

new dies (38mm)

old dies (42mm)

here the Governor of Niederösterreich
Kriechhammer (3rd)

here the 'first' diplomatic
1 = Vatican
Europlate
43Nov 2002nowcarA 12 BCDplate wanted
new size Euro square (300x200mm)

new dies Seger
has up to 5 digits on the bottom line

old size (270x200mm) and old dies
had up to 4 digits on the bottom line
44

Nov 2002nowmcA 12 BCDplate wanted
new size Euro motorcycle (250x200mm)
there are 2 versions: one with 38mm dies (up to 4 characters on the second line) and with 32 mm dies (for 5 characters)
Seger (2x)

here a diplomatic motorcycle
24 = France
Europlate
45Apr 2005nowmcA 12 BCDplate wanted
new size motorcycle (210x170mm)
Seger

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