If your tow truck plates have faded, or are damaged, lost or stolen, you can apply to have them replaced at a Service NSW Centre.

You'll need a letter from NSW Fair Trading's tow truck licensing team authorising the replacement – you can call Fair Trading on 13 32 20.

If you still have the old plates they'll need to be handed in before new ones are issued.

What you need

  • the PDF form – 'Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration'
  • your proof of identity
  • a Police event number if the plates have been stolen
  • your letter from the ​tow truck licensing team authorising the replacement
  • your old plates (if you still have them).

How to replace

  1. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Gather the required documentation and your plates if you have them, and visit a service centre to submit your application.

More information

Please ensure you have the necessary tools and screws with you if you'll be picking up plates for the vehicle you're driving. Operating a vehicle without number plates is an offence and will incur a fine.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 7 November 2023