Heritage plates

Heritage plates are handmade with heavy gauge metal, 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.

Three, Four and Five Digit Heritage plates

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.

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Heritage plate - 6 digit

Six Digit Heritage plates

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.

Available colours & themes

  • 6 Digit Heritage plate
    White font on Black

Combination options

6 Digit 100.000  to 285.000
5 Digit 10.000 to 99.999
4 Digit 1.000 to 9.999
3 Digit 100 to 999


6 Digit $10,000*
3, 4 or 5 Digit Auction only


6 Digit 456mm (w) by 114mm (h)
5 Digit 406mm (w) by 114mm (h)
4 Digit 374mm (w) by 114mm (h)
3 Digit 228mm (w) by 114mm (h)
Slimline Not available


Standard "VIC" vertically on left hand side of plate


More information

Heritage plates packaging:
New Heritage plate orders come presented in a prestige box, with a certificate of authentication and a Heritage plate booklet.

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. If replacement plates are required, the plates will be made in current design (image above).
Economical style heritage plate


*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 need to purchase a 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.