Heritage plates are handmade with heavy gauge metal, with white embossed numbers and coated with black and white vitreous enamel. Each character is manually hand etched, the plate is oven baked to fuse the Vitreous (Glass Beads) at 900 degrees C, which melts the glass that then flows to make a high gloss and durable surface.
Given the handmade nature of Heritage plates, each plate is one of a kind and will differ slightly from one another and from pictures. Individuality and small inconsistencies are an integral part of their character.
Six Digit Heritage plates range from 100.000 to 285.000. These Heritage plates are a faithful recreation of Victoria's original vitreous enamel number plates issued by the Chief Commissioner of Police under the 1932 Motor Car Act between 1932 and 1939.
Given the handmade nature of the manufacturing process for Heritage plates, delivery can take up to 8 - 10 weeks.
|Plate Combination||Plate Size||Price|
|Six Digit Heritage plates - 100.000 - 285.000||456mm wide x 114mm high||$10,000|
Three (100-999), four (1.000-9.999) and five-digit (10.000-99.999) combinations can only be purchased via public auction. If you wish to express your interest in a particular number or to find out about upcoming Heritage plate auctions, click and register your details below. This number may then be considered for the next auction.
|Plate Combination||Plate Sizes||Price|
|Three Digit Heritage plates: 100-999||228mm wide x 114mm high||Auction Only|
|Four Digit Heritage plates: 1.000-9.999||374mm wide x 114mm high||Auction Only|
|Five Digit Heritage plates: 10.000-99.999||406mm wide x 114mm high||Auction Only|
||White on Black|
For a period of time, VicRoads provided another version of Heritage plates, which was machine made. This version (image below) is no longer available to be issued.
* 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 are wanting to purchase a 6-digit Heritage plate under a company name you must call VicRoads on 1300 660 417, between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-2:00pm Saturday or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.