If one or both of your number plates have been lost or destroyed, you'll need to visit a Service NSW Centre and report it.
If one or both of your number plates have been stolen, before visiting a service centre, report the matter to the NSW Police Force and obtain an Event Number.
To report stolen plates:
- visit the NSW Police Force Community Portal
- call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444, or
- attend your local police station.
When you visit the service centre, you'll need to surrender your plate(s) if you have them, and receive new ones. The replacement plates won't be exact copies of your previous plates.
What you need
- the PDF form – 'Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration'
- the remaining plate(s)
- your proof of identity
- your payment.
Note: If your number plates were stolen, you'll also need the Event Number (issued to you by the Police).
How to report
- Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
- Download and complete the form.
- Gather the required documents and your remaining plate(s).
- Visit a service centre to report your lost, stolen or destroyed number plate(s).
- 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.