Plating vehicles

If your vehicle has been imported under the personal import option or letter of compliance option, you will need to fit a plate to the vehicle if you wish to register it for road use.

Vehicle registration is an important factor to consider when importing your vehicle. Vehicle registration is handled by State and Territory registering bodies. You should determine registration requirements from the registering body in the State or Territory where you intend to register your vehicle. There is no certainty that a vehicle (once imported) can be registered for road use. For example, vehicles are generally required to be right-hand drive to suit Australian road conditions.

Vehicles imported under the personal import option

You will need to obtain a personal import plate from the plate provider before seeking registration.

  1. To order your plate you will need to:
    • Download and print the Endorsement of Compliance Certificate
      DOCX: 33 KB PDF: 87 KB
    • Arrange for your vehicle to be inspected by a registered authority approved to inspect imported vehicles. The vehicle inspector will endorse the inspection form.

      As some State and Territory Government registration authorities have different requirements for personal import vehicles, it is suggested you contact your relevant registration authority for the name and location of a licensed endorsement authority to inspect and approve personally imported vehicles.

      Please see below contacts for State and Territory lists of approved persons.

      ACT
      www.rego.act.gov.au
      Ph: 13 22 81
      On the website go to Registration, ACT Vehicle Inspections

      NSW
      www.rms.nsw.gov.au
      Ph: 13 22 13
      On the website go to: Roads, Registration, Unregistered Vehicles, Safety checks and Inspection Station, Find an unregistered vehicle inspection station

      NT
      www.transport.nt.gov.au
      Ph: 1300 654 628
      On the website go to: Licensing/Registration, Vehicle Standards, Authorised Vehicle Inspection Stations

      QLD
      Call Department of Transport and Main Roads
      Ph: (07) 3114 5844 or 13 23 80
      Request an LO3 Authorised Person

      SA
      Call Transport SA
      Ph: 1300 882 248 or 13 10 84

      TAS
      www.transport.tas.gov.au
      Ph: 1300 851 225
      On the website go to: Vehicles, Vehicle Inspections, AIS locations, light vehicles

      VIC
      www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
      Ph: 13 11 71
      On the website go to: VASS Signatories by location

      WA
      Call Department of Transport WA
      Ph: 1300 782 713
  1. The document referred to above, once signed, should be forwarded to the plate supplier together with the following information:
    • Change of address form (if applicable, see attached “Letter of Authority/Payment Options”) DOCX: 24 KB PDF: 9 KB
    • Photo ID (Driver's license or Passport) **This is only required if you complete the change of address form**
    • Phone number
    • Payment of $94.60 (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), direct deposit (see above “Letter of Authority/Payment Options”) or money order (no personal cheques accepted)

Documents may be sent via email to: compliance@niddrienameplates.com.au
Or by post to:
Niddrie Nameplates Pty Ltd
P.O Box 106,
NIDDRIE
VIC 3042

Please Note: The applicant applying for the personal import plate must be the person whose name appears on the Vehicle Import Approval (VIA). If you are not the original owner, please contact Niddrie Nameplates Pty Ltd direct.

  • After receiving all documents and payment, the compliance plate will be dispatched to the address nominated, via courier. A signature is required at time of delivery.
  • Fitting instructions will be dispatched with the compliance plate and once fitted; you may then apply for registration of this vehicle.

For further information, please contact Niddrie Nameplates:
Ph: (03) 9335 2977
Fax: (03) 9335 4357
Email: compliance@niddrienameplates.com.au

Vehicles imported under the letter of compliance option

You will need to obtain a letter of compliance plate from the plate provider before seeking registration. When issuing a vehicle import approval, the Department contacts the plate provider to authorise the issue of the plate.

  1. To order your plate you will need to supply the following information to the plate supplier:
    • A copy of the approval document
    • Change of Address form (if applicable, see attached “Letter of Authority/Payment Options”) DOCX: 24 KB PDF: 9 KB
    • Photo ID (Driver's license or Passport) (This is only required if you complete the Change of Address form)
    • A phone number
    • Payment of $77.00 by (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), direct deposit (see attached “Letter of Authority/Payment Options”) or money order (no personal cheques accepted).

      The above documents may be emailed to: compliance@niddrienameplates.com.au or posted to:

      Niddrie Nameplates Pty Ltd
      P.O Box 106,
      NIDDRIE
      VIC 3042

Please Note: The applicant applying for the Letter of Compliance plate must be the person whose name appears on the Vehicle Import Approval. If you are not the original owner, please contact Niddrie Nameplates Pty Ltd direct.

  1. After receiving all documents and payment, the compliance plate will be dispatched to the address nominated, via courier. A signature is required at time of delivery.
  2. Fitting instructions will be dispatched with the compliance plate, once fitted; you may then apply for registration of your vehicle.

For further information, please contact Niddrie Nameplates:

Ph: (03) 9335 2977
Email: compliance@niddrienameplates.com.au
Fax: (03) 9335 4357

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Last Updated: 20 November, 2017