Taxi number plates

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New taxi number plates

We have introduced a new number plate series for Melbourne metropolitan conventional taxis.

The new taxi number plates now have four numbers and end with the letter ‘M’, for example 0456M (instead of the current plates that have the letter first).

the new taxi licence plate

This change will not affect existing number plates.

If your taxi has a plate from this new series, you will need to ensure the vehicle’s decals display the full plate number, including the letter ‘M’. This includes the decals located on each rear door and the tactile signs fitted adjacent to each door handle.

Replacing taxi number plates

If your taxi number plate(s) are lost or stolen, you will need to arrange the change of plates through us.

How to replace a lost or stolen taxi registration plate(s)

Step 1: Fill out an application form

The registered vehicle owner must:

  • Provide a police report with the completed application form. Please ensure the police report states the registration plate number.

Step 2: Processing your application

When we have received and verified your application, we will call you and tell you your new registration plate number. We will then courier your plates with an Authority to Register to your nominated VicRoads office.

You must then prepare your vehicle with the door decals to reflect the new number.

Step 3: Receiving and inspecting your plates at VicRoads

Metropolitan taxis

Once you have updated the door decals, you must collect your replacement number plate from the VicRoads office you have nominated.

You will need to bring:

Nominating another party to collect your taxi number plate(s)

If you are nominating someone else to collect the number plate(s) for you, that person must:

  • provide their driver licence
  • present a signed letter of authority from you allowing them to act on your behalf (include the nominated person's name, the old and new plate numbers and the nominated person's driver licence number). If the operator is a company, this must be on a company letterhead.

Replacing damaged taxi number plate(s)

If your taxi number plate(s) have been damaged, you will need to arrange a change of plate(s) through the VicRoads.

Replacement plates have the same letter and number combination as your existing plates.