Vehicle Trade Plates - Victoria

Description

You will require vehicle trade plates if you intend to operate a business that involves the handling or use of unregistered vehicles or trailers. Businesses that may require vehicle trade plates include:

  • motor vehicle dealers
  • vehicle manufacturers
  • licensed vehicle testers
  • fleet managers
  • vehicle transporters.

Trade plates are special identifying plates that are attached to the rear of unregistered vehicles or trailers to permit them to be driven for certain approved purposes. For example, taking an unregistered vehicle for a test drive.

If your application is approved, you will be issued with a number known as a General Identification Mark and supplied with a trade plate bearing that number (one or more plates can be issued for each General Identification Mark, subject to limits imposed by the agency). Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to have a vehicle trade plate assigned, you must:

  • be a manufacturer, tester, dealer, fleet owner or person engaged in the business of selling, modifying, repairing, altering or transporting vehicles before first registration
  • comply with the conditions subject to your appropriate qualifications
  • provide evidence to show that any applicable transport accident charge (TAC) has been paid for each trade plate
  • supply all the information required by the agency
  • pay the relevant fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this assignment that you must keep a record in a form approved by the agency that sets out the name and address of each person who uses a vehicle on which the general identification mark is displayed.

Duration

One year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

VicRoads

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Operating address: 60 Denmark Street
Kew
Victoria 3101
Operating address: PO BOX 1644
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 8391 3216
Phone: 13 11 71