FAQs - Custom Plates Price Increase - Jan 2016
Jan 14, 2016
What plates are affected by the price increase?
The price of the Slimline plate size will increase from $30 per plate to $40 per plate.
The Pop plate (change the colour of your existing plate) will increase from $150 to $160.
The price of the Slimline Black plate, which is available to purchase from VicRoads Customer Service Centres, will increase to $160 from $150.
Replacement of Custom, Custom Mix, Personalised, Pop, 3x3, Future General Issue, Retro, Euro, HSV Upgrade, Holden Upgrade, Ford Upgrade, FPV Upgrade, Ford Commemorate, Ford Mustang, Japanese, USA, AFL Premium & Upgrade, AFL 150 years, Melbourne Storm Premium & Upgrade, Melbourne Victory Premium & Upgrade, Melbourne Rebels Premium & Upgrade, Melbourne City Premium & Upgrade, DC Comics, Looney Tunes, I Love, Illustrator, Zodiac and Motorcycle Personalised and Custom plates will be increased to $115 for one plate and $160 for two plates (up from $105 and $150).
Which custom plates are affected by the Slimline plate price increase?
The changes will affect the Slimline size plate sizes for; Custom, 3x3 (General Issue), Pop, Personalised, Euro, HSV Upgrade, Holden Upgrade, Ford Upgarde, FPV Upgrade, Man Style, AFL Upgrade, AFL 150 Year, Melbourne Storm Upgrade, Melbourne Victory Upgrade, Melbourne Rebels Upgrade, Melbourne City Upgrade, DC Comics, Looney Tunes, I Love, Illustrator and Zodiac.
Please note: the price of a Standard set of number plates has not risen, and will remain at $495
What is the reason for the price increase?
Custom Plates have been impacted by an increase in manufacturing, distribution and business costs and the price increase offsets these extra costs.
Does the price of Custom Plates increase each year?
We are always reluctant to increase our prices despite rising manufacturing costs. The cost of a Slimline size plate has not risen since 2011. At this stage there is no plan to increase the price of custom plates on a yearly basis, however this is subject to change without notice.
Do I have to pay this much?
Purchasing a custom plate is entirely optional. It provides the opportunity to be unique and add personality to your car. You can choose to purchase the slimline plate option at an additional cost, or you can simply purchase the standard size for no additional cost.
How much do other states charge?
Even with the price increases applied, the price of Victorian Custom Plates remains lower than other Australian states. You can access the plate fees for each state by visiting their websites.
Where do the funds from the sale of a Custom Plate go?
When purchasing a custom plate you are not only guaranteeing that your car will be one of a kind on the road, but you’re helping to fund road safety and improvement projects across Victoria.
The funds from the Custom Plates price increase will ensure we can continue to adequately support these important initiatives.
I have a brochure that states the cost of a slimline plate is $30 per plate, do I now have to pay the increased cost?
The price increase is effective from 20 January 2016, therefore any purchases made from this date forward will incur the new price. Our brochures & price list do state that prices are subject to change without notice. All brochures and price list are being updated to reflect the new prices.
For more information on all the custom plates products available please refer to the individual product pages.
The VicRoads registration & TAC fees is already expensive enough and now Custom Plates prices are increasing. It’s just too expensive to run a car in Victoria.
Your car must be registered to be allowed on public roads in Victoria, whereas, purchasing a custom plate is entirely optional.
For more information on the VicRoads registration & TAC fees please click here.