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QLD Motor Vehicle Register Personalised Plate Search FAQ

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What information will I get from a Personalised Plate Search?

A Personalised Plate search will provide information on the primary customer details, registration details and vehicle details for Motor Vehicles, Caravans and Trailers registered in Queensland. A result includes:

  • Customer Reference Number, also called a CRN, allocated by Queensland Transport to their customers (in this case a registered owner).
  • a juvenile flag (N if the registered owner is over 18).
  • the registered owner's name and address.
  • registration details including Registration Category, Registration Status, Registration Expiry Date, Payment Mode, Payment Term (months), CTP Insurance Class & CTP Insurer.
  • vehicle details including the VIN, Engine Number, Make, Model Code, Body Shape, Fuel Type, Num of Cylinders, Steering Mechanism and Tare (kg).

What is the correct format for a Personalised Plate?

The most common format for a Personalised Plate is AAANN or NNAAA, where 'A' is an alphabetic character and 'N' is a numeric character. Plates with different formats include 'prestige' and 'retro' personalised plates. Prestige plates have 1-6 characters in any combination except two or three numbers followed by three characters and vice-versa. Retro plates have a combination of three letters and three numbers, beginning with the letters N, O, or P.

When searching on any personalised plate do not enter spaces or hyphens (-) within the registration number.


How long will it take to receive my Personalised Plate Search Results?

The approximate turnaround time for these results is 10 business days.


Why are no registration details returned for some plates?

Some registration details are not available due to the nature of their ownership, for example Queensland Police vehicles will not display registration details.


Australian units

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