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Introduction

Trader's plates are, and always remain, the property of Transport for NSW. If they're lost or stolen, you must report it to the police within 7 days of the incident.

To apply for replacement trader's plate/s, please visit a service centre.

What you need

  • proof of identity
  • business or organisation identification
  • your motor industry licence
  • a list of all the trader's plates you currently hold
  • the last 3 months' Record of Use sheets for all trader's plates currently held
  • Police Event Number for lost or stolen plates, or the damaged plates if the plates are damaged
  • vehicle details that will be associated with the replacement plates
  • your payment
  • the PDF form – 'Trader's Plate Application', or a current (within 42 days) replacement trader's plate approval letter from Transport for NSW.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Trader's Plate Application – PDF (if applicable).
  2. Make sure you have all the required documentation and the damaged plate/s (if applicable).
  3. Visit a service centre and submit your application.

Payment methods

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