If one or both of your number plates have been lost or destroyed, you'll need to visit a service centre and report it.
If one or both of your number plates have been stolen, before visiting the service centre, report the matter to the NSW Police Force and obtain a COPS Event Number.
When you visit the service centre, you'll need to surrender your plate(s) if you have them, and receive new ones. Please be aware that the replacement plates won't be exact copies of your previous plates.
What you need
How to order
- Download and complete the Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration Application – PDF.
- Gather the required documentation and your remaining plate(s).
- Visit a service centre and submit your application, with payment.
- You'll need to surrender your old plate(s) (if applicable) to receive your new plates at the service centre.
- If you'd like to have your new plates re-issued with your previous plate number, you'll need to make a request in writing to myPlates. You must meet specific requirements, including a waiting period of 6 months. After that time, Transport for NSW will assess the circumstances and make a decision on whether to grant permission for the re-issue. For more information visit the myPlates website or call 02 9433 1600.
- Please bring 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 illegal.