Vehicles registered in Regional Towns and Shire Councils
may carry Number Plates that identify the district the vehicle comes from. This is originally by the use of up to three letters followed by numbers. The colour scheme of the plates is governed by when the plates were issued or by the owners preference when they had the plates remade.
A new series of local Shire plates was launched in 1993 and are designed to promote local pride and enable the generation of revenue for certain community projects in a particular area. Almost all 143 West Australian municipalities are now issuing their own licence plates. [As do another hundred or so little towns and regions in the State] The plates have one to five numeric characters on the left hand side followed by the multi-colour local authority logo and one to three local authority identifying alpha characters on the right hand side with an optional slogan across the bottom. The number of numeric characters depends on the number of local authority alpha characters with the total number of characters being six.
Here is a list of Towns and Shire with their appropriate identification letters.
Look out for them when travelling and you may get an idea where the owner of the vehicle hails from ;-)
NOTE: "G" & "GN" plates are no longer available since the introduction in July 2007 of the new "GNG" City of Geraldton Greenough plates. Older plates are still in circulation and re-makes are still being processed!
Numbers listed above like this
BD, CMT, KMC, WP, are also no longer available as new plates - but re-makes are still being processed!
For more information about WA Licence Plates contact
or call 13 11 56 - when prompted select the option 4 for "Plates"
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