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Transferring personalised and customised number plates

If you own personalised number plates, you can transfer them  to another person or an organisation.

If you or your organisation own customised number plates,  you cannot transfer them to another person or organisation. However, you can attach the customised  plate to another vehicle registered in the same name.

Personalised number plates

Personalised number plates not attached to a vehicle

If you are buying personalised number plates from another  person, you will need to bring the following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

Personalised plates attached to a vehicle that's not being sold

If you own a vehicle with personalised plates  attached and you are selling the plates but keeping the vehicle, you will need to bring the  following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

You will receive a set of standard number plates—you must  attach number plates within 1 day of receiving them.

The person receiving the personalised number plates must  bring the following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

Personalised plates sold with a vehicle

If you are buying a vehicle which has personalised number  plates, you must bring the following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

Personalised plates registered to a business that no longer operates

If a vehicle with personalised number plates is registered  to an organisation that becomes a non-legal entity (that is, an organisation that can't legally pay debt or enter  into a contract) the personalised plates must be transferred to another person  or organisation.

Read more about vehicle registration and non-legal entities.

Personalised number plates on confiscated vehicles

You can't transfer personalised number plates that are  attached to a vehicle that the Queensland Police Service has put under a number  plate confiscation notice (PDF, 2MB). You must wait until the confiscation  period has passed.

Transfer fee exemptions

You may not have to pay a transfer fee if the personalised  plates are being transferred:

  • as a gift to a spouse (married or in a de facto  relationship), parent or child of the disposer
  • to a beneficiary, administrator or executor of a  deceased estate
  • as a gift—if someone buys personalised plates from Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) to  give to another person, there is no transfer fee when the plates are given to  the recipient. If the plates are purchased from PPQ, the purchaser will receive  a 'Fee exempt' letter—the receiver of the number plates can present this when  the number plates are transferred to receive the fee exemption.

Customised number plates

Customised number plates can't be transferred or changed.

If a  vehicle with customised number plates is sold, the person or organisation  selling the vehicle can choose either:

Find out about the rules  for customised plates.

Removing customised  number plates

To remove customised number plates you will need to bring  the following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

Attaching customised  number plates

To attach customised number plates you will need to bring  the following items to a transport  and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP  office, Magistrates  Court or local police  station that provides  vehicle registration services—please call to confirm before visiting:

  • A completed remove  and/or attach personalised/customised number plates application (F2964)
  • Evidence  of identity—if customised number plates are in  2 names both registered operators must sign the application and both provide  identification.
  • Your  old plates to surrender (but do not remove them from the vehicle until you  arrive at the customer service centre). You do not need to surrender  personalised or customised number plates if you are keeping the plate number.