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Last updated: 14 May 2005
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 nr. PictureDate of
first issue
Date of
last issue
TypeDescriptionRemarks
1Feb 19101932car123456
(7815-167417)
100.000 Apr 1926
(1-167792)
2Feb 19101932mc12345
(1-32735?)
plate wanted
NPCC
31910?Aug 1928tempV 123
(3-581)
plate wanted
tourist (visiting)
NPCC
41930?1932dlrA 123
(75-224)
plate wanted
NPCC
5

feb-321939car123456the first two being a reissue
 from the first series
(2-285000?)
two sizes of 6 digits plates
Henderson (2nd and 3rd)
6Feb 19321953mc12345plate wanted
(1-69000?)
NPCC
7Aug 19321988dlrA 123456on two lines
81932June 1963trT 12 345
(767-36628)
plate wanted
(1-36999?)
Rinaldi
91932?1939tempP 12plate wanted
provisional
NPCC
10May 1939Dec 1952carAB 123unpainted border
letters I and Q were not used
11
May 1939Dec 1952car123456plate wanted
remake
(6 digit, longer base) 
NPCC (2x)
12May 1939?tempP 123plate wanted
provisional
NPCC
13May 1939Dec 1952CCCC 123plate wanted
NPCC
14July 1940Oct 1962govtV*12345
(0643-14411)
(1-22999?)
151951?nowpersVX 1 plate wanted
NPCC 930421
for the full story
16Jan 1953Nov 1977carGAB 123
(GAA-LZZ + I)
G 1953   K 1968
H 1959   L 1972
J 1964   I 1974
1719531979mcAB 123
(AA-LZ)
D 1963    J 1973
G 1969    K 1975
H 1971    L 1976
1819531972?carAB 123plate wanted
remake (with border)
characters squashed together
NPCC
19
Dec 1953 car123456plate wanted
remake
Henderson 2x)
20Dec 1953 mc1234plate wanted
remake
Jeffriess
2119531983CCCC 123plate wanted
NPCC
22
? tempP 12345
(2502-17755
with dot)
(19001-21168
with diamond)
provisional
28 day permit
large dies (83mm high)
NPCC (2nd)
23 1999?tempP 12 345
(23 202-31 090)
(big 25022-small 25762)
provisional
28 day permit
small dies (78mm high) 
24
aug-55 taxiT 1234city (Melbourne)
2nd one has slightly smaller dies (see above)
Gordon (1st)
25Aug 1955 taxiTC 1234country
26? 1956 other000 123
(102-356)
Olympic
27


feb-581985 IS 1234
IT 1234 (1976)
IU 1234 (1982)
interstate
first with dash, later with diamond
(in between  IT 1130-3286)
last 2 have small dies
Gordon (1st, 3rd and 4th)
28June 1960  123
(034-464)
plate wanted
veteran
NPCC
29June 1960  123
(264-394)
plate wanted
veteran (pre 1918)
Fox
30Oct 19621979?govtABC 123
(MZA-MZZ?)
 
31
June 1963Feb 1979trA 12345
(G57587-M 36796)
remakes in small dies
Henderson (2nd)
32July 1964 other1234
(1085-4039)
vintage (1918-1930)
33July 1964
maroon?
  1234plate wanted
vintage cycle (1918-1930)
NPCC
34
?  1234plate wanted
vintage mc (1918-1930)
Fox
no diamond divider
O'Regan
35Mar 19681989dlrT 1/2345 
36
July 1970 taxiST 1234suburban (Melbourne)
2nd one has slightly smaller dies
Gordon (2nd)
note the diamond mistake
37Oct 19721982persAB 123
(AA 000-ZZ 999)
characters spread out
38Sept 1973 otherR 12345
R 20044-21695)
recreational
39Sept 19731998?other12 345
(71448-92577?)
recreational motorcycle, two/three wheel (plates made until 92999 but the last ones were not issued)
40


Oct 1974Nov 1977carIAB 123
(IAA-IZN)
3rd one with vertical diamond (all IXA-IXZ series were made in Qld)
remakes in the IXA-IXZ series (made in Vic) have a horizontal diamond
Rinaldi (4th)
41 late 70s1979govtwh/bk
123 (100-200)
plate wanted
ministerial
42Nov 19771994carABC 123B 81  E 89
C 84  F 92
D 86  R 94
4319791987govt123plate wanted
ministerial
NPCC
441979?1994govtMAB 123
(MXA-MYZ)
(MWA-MWZ)
(MVA-MVD)
(MVR-MVU)
45Jan 19791995mcMA 123
(MA-PZ + RA-WO)
1980 M
1990 ?
1995 W
46Jan 1979?May 1995?mcAB 123
(AA-LZ)
plate wanted
personalized $96
Henderson
47? mcAB 123remake of the 1953-1979 series in Page dies
compare the 6 and 9 on this plate with the two plates above
48Feb 1979 otherCH 1234
(CH 0017-0982)(4 holes)
(CH 1165-3863)(6 holes)
classic historic (1930-1942)
49Feb 1979 otherC 6123
(6001-6532)
classic historic mc (1930-1942)
50Feb 19791994trA 12-345(A 01 000-E 64 999?)
1986 C
51Feb 19791994trA 12-345
(G-M)
remake in new dies from the old series
Henderson
52Feb 19811994otherTOW 123tow truck
53

May 19821994persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (> 300.000)
123456 June 1983?
Henderson (2nd and 3rd)
54July 19831998?CCCC 123consular corps
55May 19841994carABC 123
(CBK-CDZ)
150 years
56
 1994persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (> 300.000)
plate wanted
150 years
Henderson (2x)
5719841993carABC 123
(CGI-CGQ)
nuclear free state
58
 1993persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (> 300.000)
plate wanted
nuclear free state
Henderson (1st)
Lombardo (2nd)
59 1993trA 12 345plate wanted
nuclear free state
West
6019841995carABC 123
(CGR-CGZ)
(FOX)
Victoria
611984 carABC 123plate wanted
remake of the 1953-1977 series
Henderson
62

19841995persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (> 300.000)
Victoria
Henderson (1st)
Jeffriess (3rd)
6319841995trA 12 345plate wanted
Victoria
Wild
64
Oct 1984 other1-222.222no. 1  NPCC
auction enamel
65Oct 1984 pers123 C or
123 V
commemorative ($ 500)
66Oct 1985 persABCDEF
ABCDE 1
ABCDE
ABCD 12
ABCD 1
ABCD
light blue
67Oct 1985 persABCDE
ABCD 1
ABCD
plate wanted
motorcycle
West
6819861994carABC 123
(DJE-DRZ)
bicentennial
69green carVIC omissionbicentennial
mistake (used)
70

19861994persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
bicentennial
Henderson (1st)
Jeffriess (3rd)
7119861994trA 12 345plate wanted
bicentennial
Wild
72Jan 19871995truckVV 01ABFederal Interstate
first V for Victoria, second V for vehicle or prime mover
version 1: steel, Page dies, dark green, small horizontal diamond, slogan (230mm)
73Jan 19871995trVT 01ABFederal Interstate
T= trailer
74June 19871993govtVIC sign 12ministerial

reads: 'peace and prosperity'
75Mar 19881995?tr12345 Ssemi trailer
76







1988nowpersABCDEF
ABCDE 1
ABCDE
ABCD 12
ABCD 1
ABCD
colors wanted
Custom
started in 1988 at $ 250
1992 $ 280
1994 $ 295
2003 $ 310
9 colors:
black
light green
dark green
red
maroon
mid blue
dark blue
brown
burnt orange
77
1988nowpersABCDEF
ABCDE 1
ABCDE
ABCD 12
ABCD 1
ABCD
Custom: these two are remakes of the 1984 light blue series but with the newer fat dies Henderson
compare the old dies

last one is a newer remake with refl. white on non refl light blue, the originals were non refl. white on refl. light blue Henderson
78



1988 persABCDE
ABCD 1
ABCD
Custom motorcycle ($ 295)
9 colors: see above
Jeffriess (1st black, dark blue)
Henderson (red, light blue)

(last one in the new die style)
79July 19881995otherVX 01ABFederal Interstate
X= eXtra weight, up to 42 Ton
801988 persAB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
plate wanted
remake in reflective white on black (custom price $295) Jeffriess
811988 persAB 123 onlyremake in reflective white on black (custom price $295)
821988 carABC 123a cancelled ABC 123 plate can be ordered as reissue in reflective white on black (custom price $295)
83
Sept 1988Sept 1989dlr12 A 3456T and R plate wanted
A for car dealer
T for trailer/caravan (1989)
R for replacement (1989)
Henderson (2nd)
841989?  sign 1234 sign
(1788-1988)
plate wanted
bicentennial
Fox
85

Sept 1989nowdlr12 A 3456T plate wanted
sticker
A for car dealer
T for trailer/caravan
R for replacement
 Rinaldi (T)
861990Sept 1980car12
(1-10)
plate wanted
Olympic Melbourne 96
NPCC
87

1990 trall possible
exempt trailer (<200kg)

also pers
Lakey
also custom
West
88
1990
red
 persVK 3AB or
VK 3 ABC
plate wanted
Ham radio $250
2003 $ 310
nine colors
Lakey (2x)
89
Nov 1990 taxiM 1234

+ 6000 series
Henderson (2nd)
90black taxiM 5123plate wanted
handicapped (6500 series are
unissued error plates) NPCC
91  taxiU 1234plate wanted
urban taxi
Henderson
92black taxiU 5123plate wanted
urban taxi
handicapped Lakey
93  taxiC 1234country taxi
94black taxiC 5123plate wanted
country taxi
handicapped Lakey
95

1991  porcelain platesremakes from the 1932 series
(these have mounting holes
on each end)
NPCC (first 2)
also available with a personalized number
(above 300.000)
96

1991 persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
plate wanted
personalized remake
in one of the other custom colors
Henderson (2nd and 3rd)
9719921994carABC 123
(EWA-EWC)
(EYB-EYF)
new slogan:
drive safely
98
19921994persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
Henderson (1st)
991992
green
1994trA 12 345plate wanted
West
10019921994govtABC 123
(MVE-MVP?)
 
101  govtVIC 12plate wanted
ministerial
these plates were never issued
Henderson
102

1992nowpersABC 12
ABC 1
ABC

Custom ($ 395)
2003 $ 415
9 colors: see above
Henderson (black motorcycle)
1031992  R 1234plate wanted
Rotary
West
104

1992  1234 BBendigo ($ 100)
Lakey (last 2)
an other variation
 of the exempt trailer
105   TA 123plate wanted
Toyota
later with Toyota Australia slogan
NPCC
picture wanted
1061993  FFC 12plate wanted
Footscray Football Club
($300)West
1071993  CFC 12plate wanted
Carlton Football Club
West
108
1993  MFC 12Melbourne Football Club
NPCC (1st)
new dies
109June 19931995mcS 123
(056-100)
taxi (chauffeur driven)
special purpose
110Sept 1993 pers123 SHSwanhill
1111993Sept 1994govtVIC 12plate wanted
ministerial
Lakey
112   bike?plate wanted
bicycle ( full size)
1131993 bike plate wanted
bike rack ( full size)
Lakey
1141994 bikeABC 123bike rack ( smaller)
115
Feb 1994 hireVHAhire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no (taxi-)meter) 
000-799 metropolitan
800-849 urban
850-999 country
the first one
Henderson (2nd)
116Mar 1994  123 MNMaldon town
117
1994  EFC 12plate wanted
Essendon Football Club
note the new logo on the newer issue (since 1998)
West (1st)
O'Regan (2nd)
1181994  V 1234($ 125)
1191994?  L 1234plate wanted
Lions
West
1201994  12 CFCplate wanted
Collingwood Football Club
West
12119941994carABC 123
(FVA-FVZ
FYA-FYZ)
Queensland made
1221994Sept 1994carABC 123
(RAA-RBZ)
interim series
123
Sept 1994Feb 2000carABC 123
(NAA-QDQ)
(round 'o' from NVA mid 1996)
new slogan:
on the move (OTM)
NAA Sept 1994
OAA Oct 1996
PAA June 1998
QAA Oct 1999
124

  persAB 1234
AB 123
123456 (> 300.000)
Jeffriess (3rd)
125blue   mistake
invert (but used)
1261994Feb 2000carABC 123remake (A-F)
(in green)
127
1994Feb 2000persAB 1234
AB 123
123456 (> 300.000)
remake pers
(in green)
Henderson (1st)
1281994feb-00trA 12 345
(E 89110-N 51348)
E 65000-E 85000 steel
1291994Feb 2000trA 12 345
(befor E)
plate wanted
remake from the old series (aluminium base)
Henderson
130


1994Oct 1999?govtABC 123
(MAA-MAZ 499) 

slight difference in slogan
 
remake from the Garden state series
 (aluminium base) Henderson
131Sept 19941999govtVIC 12plate wanted
ministerial
Henderson
132  tr12345 S
(33147-42045)
(round 'o' from 35200)
semi trailer
(29000-?)
(14964 is a reissue)
1331995 mcS 123
(231-298)
taxi (chauffeur driven)
134May 1995late 2000mcAB 123
(WW-ZM)
1995 WP (WP-WZ in steel)
2000 ZZ (XA-ZZ in aluminium)
135
May 1995?nowotherC 1234plate wanted 
classic historic mc (1930-1942), second plate slightly new dies from Feb 2000
Henderson
136May 1995?nowmcAB 123plate wanted 
personalized $96 (F was not
issued in the first series)
Henderson
1371995  12 FFCplate wanted
Fitzroy Football Club
West
1381995  1234 VOlympic fundraising
139   TOW 123plate wanted
O'Regan
1401995June 2001 1234 TT
(0454-0996 TT)
trade tow truck
(round 'o' from 0798)
1411995  123 HTTplate wanted
heavy tow truck
O'Regan
142   HHT instead of HTTunissued error plate
heavy tow truck
Henderson
143
blue hireVHA 123hire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no taxi meter) 
000-799 metropolitan
800-849 urban
850-999 country
also in slim line NPCC (2nd)
144June 1996? hireVHC 123plate wanted
country hire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no (taxi-)meter) 
Henderson
145 1995? truckVV 01ABplate wanted
Federal Interstate
V=vehicle or prime mover
version 2: steel, Page dies, dark green, small vertical diamond, longer slogan (310mm)
146 1995? trVT 01ABplate wanted
Federal Interstate
T= trailer
1471995? otherVX 01AB
X= eXtra weight,
up to 42 Ton

old (1987) and new slogan
148   E 123Enterprize fundraising
149
1996  123 GPGrand Prix
1st is the original series
2nd is a remake (1999-)
see diamond and slogan fond
West (1st)
1501996 carABC 123
NBA?
plate wanted
slim line
West
1511996 persAB 1234
AB 123
123456(>300.000)
plate wanted
slim line
Henderson
152






1996 persABCDEF
ABCDE 1
ABCDE
ABCD 12
ABCD 1
ABCD
ABC 12
ABC 1
ABC
AB 1234
AB 123
123456(> 300.000)
VK 3 ABC
VK 3 AB

ABC 123
custom in slim line
9 colors
in 3 sizes:
normal (37cm)
5 character base (31,5cm)
and 4 or less (25cm)
Rinaldi (black-pers)
Henderson (black-numbers)
153



1996 persABCDEF
ABCDE 1
ABCDE
ABCD 12
ABCD 1
ABCD
ABC 12
ABC 1
ABC
AB 1234
AB 123
123456(> 300.000)
VK 3 ABC
VK 3 AB

ABC 123
custom in slim line
more colors
West (red-5digits)
Henderson (maroon, brown)

the last one, 
1541996 carABC 123remake of the 1953-1977 series in slim line is a non reflective white on black ($23)
1551996 carABC 123remake of the 1953-1977 series in full size is a non reflective white on black ($23)
1561996 carABC 123slim line remake (A-F)
157

  persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456(>300.000)

slim line remake
Henderson (1st and 3rd)
158   ABC 123exempt trailer (<200kg)
159mid 1997 carABC 123
(...-QCZ)
slim line
on the move slogan
160

  persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456(>300.000)
 
Henderson (1st and 3rd)
1611998? CCCC 123plate wanted
Henderson
162? CCCC 123also available with on the move slogan
163  truckVV 01ABFederal Interstate
second V=vehicle or prime mover
version 3: aluminium, Victorian dies, dark green, small vertical diamond, shorter slogan (285mm)
164  trVT 01AB
note: no VX in this style
Federal Interstate

from top to bottom: 1998, 1995 and 1987
1651998?1999mc12 345
(92764-95081)
recreational mc, two/three wheel
(aluminium plate)
166

1998 pers custom slim line
on the move slogan
Henderson (2nd)
Jeffriess (3rd)
1671998  ABC 123remake (A-F) slim line
on the move slogan
168
July 1998 dlr12 A 3456
12 R 3456
12 T 3456
on the move slogan
A for car dealer
T for trailer/caravan
R for replacement
1691998  RFC 12plate wanted
Richmond Football Club
O'Regan
170   RFC 12plate wanted
Richmond Football Club
remake with 2000 dies and Victoria slogan
Tiger Sallmen
1711999 otherCH 1234
(CH 4141 - CH 5410)
classic historic
1721999 other1234 SRplate wanted
street rod
Henderson
173  other1234
(4483 - 4547)
vintage (1918-1930)
174Apr 1999 other12345 F
(-16000)
primary producer (farm)
also pers
1751999 other12345 Aarticulated trailers
1761999 other12345 Rrigid trailers
177





? persOTM on all customcustom
full size
Lombardo (1st)
Henderson (rest, except the red)

 
custom on the move
on a normal base
West
1781999 otherVV 01AB
version 4: aluminium, Victorian dies, dark green, large horizontal diamond, short slogan again (220mm)
plate wanted Federal Interstate

from top to bottom: 1999, 1998, 1995 and 1987Henderson
1791999 mc12 345
(97801-99952)
recreational mc
two/three wheel
180Dec 1999 dlr12V345plate wanted
boat dealer
Henderson
181late 2000?nowmcAA 123reissues of numbers not in use
182  otherV 1234plate wanted
thoroughbred ($125)
slim line Henderson
183

2000 other12345 F
(16000-)
also pers
also normal rego
primary producer
Victorian farmers
NPCC (2nd)
Henderson (3rd)
1842000 otherVV 01AB
version 5: aluminium, Page dies, light green, small vertical diamond, same short
Federal Interstate

version 5

version 4
185Feb 2000Oct 2000carABC 123
(QDA-QNF)
new slogan:
Victoria
186Feb 2000?carABC 123
(QDA-QNF)
(RCA-RCZ)
slim line
187Feb 2000 trA 12 345
(N 65351-86071)
Victoria
188Feb 2000 tr12345 Splate wanted
semi trailer
Henderson
189
feb-00 other12345 FVictoria
F = farm plate
A = articulated trailers
R = rigid trailers
Henderson (A)
190June 2000 other 1234 TTtow truck
191

Feb 2000Oct 2000persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
Victoria
Henderson (last 2)
192  bikeABC 123bike rack

2000
1994
193    ABC 123plate wanted
exempt trailer (<200kg)
194


Feb 2000 persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)

the AB 123 in short version since July 2000
slim line
Henderson (1st and 3rd)
195Feb 2000 carABC 123Victoria
remake (A-F)
196Feb 2000 persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
Victoria
in green
197







Feb 2000 pers Victoria
custom
AB 123 in 2 versions
AB 1234 also with VIC on the top
Henderson (3x black plus red)
NPCC (light green)


the color light green has become a little brighter
burnt orange
last one is a Victoria slogan
but with the older fat dies
Henderson
198  persAB 123remake of the 1972-1982 series is a non reflective white on black ($23)
199  hireVHA 123plate wanted
hire car with chauffer (remake in green) (like a Limousine service, no (taxi-)meter)
Henderson
200  hireVHC 123plate wanted
country hire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no (taxi-)meter) 
Henderson
201  CCCC 123Victoria
202    un issued error plate
a normal personalized plate on a consular corps base Henderson
203


  dlr12 A 3456
12 R 3456
12 T 3456
Victoria

A for car dealer
R for replacement
T for trailer/caravan

diamond divider on the 2nd plate is an error but they were issued (01 A 7295 - 01 A 7366)
Henderson (T)
204  otherCH 1234
(CH 5946 - CH 7458)
Victoria
205feb-00 other1234
(4635 - 4696)
plate wanted
Victoria
Henderson
206
2000?
2001?
 govtMAB 123
(MAZ 500-MBD)


remake from the OTM series
Henderson
207  govtVIC 12plate wanted
ministerial
Mangiagli
208 May 2000 govtVIC 12plate wanted
ministerial
NPCC
209Oct 2000nowcarABC 123
(QNG-T..)
new slogan: the place to be
QNG Oct 2000
RCA Aug 2001
SAA Dec 2002
TAA July 2004
210  trA 12345
(N 93509-Q 17697)
(N 88000-)
211  trA 12345plate wanted
remake
black on white
Mangiagli
212  carABC 123
(AAA-QNF)
remake
213  tr12345 S
(46033 S-48377 S)
semi trailer
214   ABC 123exempt trailer (<200kg)
215Oct 2000 govtMAB 123
(MBE-MBO 267)
the place to be
216white pers custom (plate is blue on white)
the place to be
on a normal base
West
217
  other12345 F
12345 A
12345 R
the place to be
F = farm plate
A = articulated trailers
R = rigid trailers
218  hireVHA 123plate wanted
hire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no taxi meter) 
Henderson
219   hireVHC 123plate wanted
country hire car with chauffer
(like a Limousine service, no (taxi-)meter)
2202000? govtZAB 123
(ZED-636)
Commonwealth
221  govtZ12 345
(Z00-288)
Commonwealth
trailer
222  taxiM 8000plate wanted
7-8 seats
people movers O'Regan
2232001 otherVV 01AB
version 6: aluminium, Victorian dies, light green, large horizontal diamond, same short slogan (220mm)
Federal Interstate

version 6

version 5
224   otherVV 01ABFederal Interstate
225  pers plate wanted
thoroughbred custom
Jeffriess
226
Mar 2001June 2002?pers12-1901 or
1901-12 or
12-2001 or
2001-12
centenary of federation
$500 (only 400 pairs)
second issue (remakes?) stars at the bottom are yellow (were white) and there is green on the bottom right
NPCC (1st)
227


2001? bus1234 AC
1234 AO
1234 NC
1234 SO
accredited bus
AC - accredited charter
AO - accredited operator
NC - non charter
SO - school operator
228Oct 2001 other1234 BBallarat  * eureka!
the place to be
229nov-01 other1234 RP
(0001-0500)
rally permit (very dark blue)
230
feb-02 persAB 123 or
AB 1234 or
123456 (>300.000)
the place to be
Henderson (2nd)
231  bikeABC 123bike rack
the place to be
2322002 otherVV 01AB
version 7: aluminium, Victorian dies, light green, large horizontal diamond, longer slogan again (285mm)
plate wanted Federal Interstate

version 7

version 6
Henderson
233  otherVT 01ABFederal Interstate
234    mistake (but used)
small series (FB-FC?) where the diamond is put after the numbers
235     new veteran cars
with screened stars
2362002? dlr12A3456plate wanted
motorcycle
O'Regan
237Jan 2003
seen in May 2003
 taxi1234 PSplate wanted
peak service taxi O'Regan
from 3 pm until 7 am and 24h during special events like Grand Prix and Melbourne Cub (these taxis have a dark green roof)
238
? taxiST 1234plate wanted
remake (on the new taxicab base)
O'Regan
239? otherTOW 123plate wanted
remake (on the pers. base without the triangle)
O'Regan
240






Aug 2003 other123 ABplate wanted
Australian Football League
with 16 club plates $ 495
O'Regan (16x)
241






Aug 2003 other123 ABplate wanted
Australian Football League
with 16 club plates $ 495
O'Regan (16x)

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