Motor Vehicle Compliance Plates

Compliance Plates Australia constructs vehicle plates that comply with all standards across Australia. They are resistant to abrasive, heat, UV salt-corrosion and chemicals.
trailer compliance plate example
* Plate sample above is made from 0.5mm black coated alloy
* No minimum order required
* We will not make vehicle identification plates for stolen vehicles
* Individually contrasted vehicles are not required to be certified however; they must meet requirements of the State and Territory registering authorities.
* All Online Enquiry Forms ensure that your plate is produced to the highest standard.
* Samples below all feature different styles and sizes for custom jobs.

trailer compliance plate example

trailer compliance plate example

Before a motor vehicle can be registered in Australia it must meet requirements met by the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, which applies to new and used imported vehicles and locally manufactured vehicles. This act requires vehicles to meet the national standards covering safety and emission requirements known as the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The fitment of a compliance plate is mandatory under the Act, and indicates to the registering authority that the vehicle meets all the required ADRs.

Vehicle Safety Standards (VSS) in the department of Infrastructure and Regional Development administer the certification process in Australia. This includes the use of vehicles, roadworthiness of vehicles in service, and approval of modifications to vehicles in service, are administered by the various State and Territory registering authorities.

The Australian vehicle certification system for new vehicles is a type approval system. This indicates the design of the make-model (type of vehicle) is tested to demonstrate compliance with the safety and emissions standard.

When VSS are satisfied that the vehicle complies, the Administrator of Vehicle Standards issues a document known as a Compliance Plate Approval. This is the authority to allow the manufacturer to fit compliance plates to vehicles of the specified make/model.


To make an online enquiry, fill out the form below and a member of the Compliance Plates Sales team will contact you as soon as possible and provide a no obligation quote.