You may require these plates if you operate a business engaged in the manufacturing, dealing, repairing or transportation of registrable vehicles. Correctly displayed trader's plates enable an unregistered vehicle to be driven on public roads. Examples of when this may occur include a:
- Customer test driving a brand new unregistered car from an authorised dealership; or
- Mechanic driving an unregistered vehicle on the road for the purpose of determining whether a mechanical issue has been repaired.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible to issue trader's plates you must:
- Be a manufacturer, repairer or transporter of, or dealer in, registrable vehicles; and
- Have a suitable premises for the purpose.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Issue of Trader's Plates - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Please apply directly to the Agency.
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Road Transport Authority
Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)
Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)
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