If you'd like to transfer special number plates (SNPs) or personalised plates to another person, you can do this at a Service NSW 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 an 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. Select the 'Download PDF form' button. 
  2. Download and complete the form.
  3. Gather your supporting documents.
  4. Visit a service centre and submit your transfer request.

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: 7 March 2024

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