Car Bike Carriers & Victorian Road Rules
Information taken from the VicRoads publication "Bike Rack Number Plates"
Bike Rack Number Plates
The registered operator af a vehicle must ensure that the numbers and letters on the vehicle's number plate are clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres.
If you have a bicycle rack fitted to your vehicle, and it obscures the rear number plate you can either:
Please note that hand painted plates are not permitted to be used.
What is the Law?
Victoria Police may impose fines on motorists if:
What is the Cost?
Bike rack number plates are available for $22.50 per plate (includes postage and handling). All prices quoted in this brochure may be subject to change.
How do I Order a Bike Rack Number Plate?
There are three easy ways to order your bike rack number plate. Once ordered, your bike rack number plate will be mailed to you. Allow one week for delivery.
1. Order by phone Place a credit card order by contacting VicRoads on 13 1171. Bankcard, MasterCard or VISA is accepted.
2. Order by mail - This is where you can mail the form this info comes from - we can't include it here.
3. Order at a VicRoads office Visit a VicRoads office where cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS are acceptable methods of payment for your bike rack number plate.
For more information visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au.