If you'd like to transfer special number plates (SNPs) or personalised plates to another person, you can do this at a service centre.

Transferring plates can refer to:

  • the physical transfer of special number plates from one vehicle to another (such as using the plate to establish registration)
  • the physical transfer of general issue number plates from one vehicle to another (such as exchange of plates)
  • the transfer of the 'right to display' SNPs or general issue plates, from one person to another when the number plate is reserved, or the registration is being transferred.

Note: A plate transfer does not transfer registration or change the registered operator of the vehicle.

What you need

How to transfer

  1. Download and complete the Transfer Right to Display – PDF.
  2. Gather your supporting documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and submit your application.

More information

  • All rights and obligations of the SNPs agreement are transferred to the recipient of the SNPs.
  • An annual fee for personalised plates may be activated if they were bought prior to September 2003 and do not currently attract an annual fee.
  • An additional annual fee (calculated on a pro-rata basis) may be required depending on the registration expiry dates of the vehicles involved.

Payment methods

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

Last updated: 21 May 2021