Authorities are securing down on customised plates, after records of some instances being terminated and also various other applications refuted.

UPDATE– 18 December 2020: VicRoads has actually returned ‘WEPN’ number layers back to proprietor Peter Hansen complying with public reaction.

In June 2020, VicRoads alerted Mr Hansen they had actually planned to terminate the number layers as they were considered as stinking, regardless of being fitted to his Holden Torana reveal auto for a years. See the initial tale listed below.


28 June 2020: State transportation authorities are beginning to secure down on customised number plates that can be taken stinking or advertising rate

A Facebook customer today declared he was knocked back by Queensland Transport when he asked for customised number plates that recommended his auto was “fast”.

” I simply had a call from PPQ pertaining to brand-new number plates I got on-line recently,” the confidential Facebook customer composed.

“The gent informed me they have a regulation from Queensland Transport that any type of plate that has quickly or quick on it is prohibited.”

An agent for the Queensland Department of Transport and also Main Roads informed CarAdvice “While specific words such as ‘rate’, or comparable words, are not clearly banned under the plan, consumers are highly urged to select plates that are not as opposed to roadway security results or area criteria.”

Literary professional and also Melbourne- based college speaker Tim Coronel claimed some vehicle drivers could be trying humour as opposed to attempting to proclaim rate.

” I can not see that a number plate that can be checked out as ‘fast’ is urging speeding up or various other harmful behavior,” claimedMr Coronel ” I t can be rather amusing if (a number plate with a rate referral) takes place an old Morris Minor or something in a similar way not-at-all-quick.”

Victoria has WEPN in its crosshairs

Meanwhile VicRoads has actually recommended Victorian driver Peter Hansen the number layers ‘WEPN’ (tool)– that were fitted to his 1971 Holden LC Torana for a years– will certainly be terminated.

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“Most vehicles that are reveal vehicles resemble wrestlers, or there’s a personality concerning the name,” he informed Radio 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.

“It’s not Peter Hansen that obtains welcomed to the SummerNats (auto program), it’s WEPN.”

An agent for the Victorian Department of Transport informed CarAdvice: “We evaluation number plate mixes periodically and also we periodically remember number plates that might be considered unsuitable or offending.”

“We additionally book the right to remember number plates that might later on be considered … ill-mannered to the regulation or are unsuitable for display screen, such as plates that reference physical violence,” the representative claimed.

NSW obtains hard on customised plates

In current years authorities in NSW terminated the customised plate “MEOC” that was fitted to a Ford Mustang, as it was viewed as ridiculing authorities. The letters were the phrase for the NSW Police Middle Eastern Organised Crime (MEOC) team.

Transport for NSW states offending plates such as AW55HT, SHI33T, 8ITCH, and also HU55Y had actually been asked for by vehicle drivers in recent times yet authorization was refuted and also home plates were never ever made.

A Transport for NSW representative claimed customised number plates were checked for mixes that utilize offending language, advertise dangerous driving or alcohol consumption, or are of a spiritual, fierce, specific or sex-related nature.