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Warning and safety labels

Number plate warning and safety labels help emergency services recognise risks when attending a vehicle incident. Find out if your vehicle needs a label.

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Rules on warning and safety labels

An approved label must be attached to front and rear number plates of:

  • all electric, hybrid and hydrogen light vehicles
  • electric, hybrid and hydrogen heavy vehicles manufactured or modified after 1 January 2019
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicles
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Labels must be:

  • stuck or pop-riveted/bolted on
  • fixed directly to the plate, not the frame or plate cover
  • fixed in an upright position
  • not wholly or partly obscuring any characters on the number plate.

LPG and CNG vehicles

Authorised Autogas installers attach the warning labels to number plates.

If the plates are replaced, contact an authorised Autogas installer to attach warning labels to replacement plates.

Warning label kits can be purchased from authorised Autogas installers if you prefer to attach the label yourself.

Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles

The label must be clearly visible at all times. Replacement labels are available at any service centre. A defect notice and/or a penalty may be issued to registered operators of vehicles that do not comply from 1 January 2022.

Shortly after first registration we send safety labels to all registered operators of electric or hybrid vehicles (EV labels) and hydrogen vehicles (H labels) with How to affix your labels (PDF, 119.61 KB)

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