Dr Anthony Lynham


New combination seals Queensland number plate future

Queensland number plates

6 July, 2018 –

Plans are afoot for a new combination on State number plates when the current series runs out.

Queensland’s current motor vehicle number plate series, which includes a combination of three numbers followed by three letters, is coming to an end after 40 years in production.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have started issuing Y series plates and expect the Z series to start being issued next year and run into early 2020.

Annual motor vehicle use is increasing in line with population growth and is expected to reach 635,000 sets by 2020.

The next generation of plates will feature three numbers followed by two letters and a further number (e.g. 456-BZ8). This format meets regulatory requirements and will be unique to Queensland. Security was also a key consideration – a unique directional security mark is one of the design features being considered for inclusion on the new plates.

More information about the history of Queensland number plates is available at www.ppq.com.au/about-plates/history-of-plates