Driver Knowledge Tests Menu

Is it an offence to obstruct clear vision of your number plates? Is it an offence to obstruct clear vision of your number plates?

  • A. Yes, at any time

  • B. Yes, but it is legal for a towbar or bicycle rack to cover the rear number plate

  • C. Yes, but not if they are obscured by mud

  • D. No, you are allowed to cover your number plates if you want to

  •  
    The correct answer is A
     
    Correct. If you have a bike rack or towbar that covers the licence plate you must make other arrangements to display the plates clearly.
     
 
 
 

Licence plates in NSW

Transport for NSW Roads and Maritime Services issues licence plates. 

Combinations are xx-nn-xx for cars and xxx-nn for motorbikes. There are many more combinations, though, and a full list is available on this article on Wikipedia.

There are a number of offences you can commit with number plates, and some fines (some with demerit points:

For class A vehicles

For class C vehicles the fine for any of the above is $623.

More substantial fines are:

Not attach number plate confiscation notice as required is a $2,145, as is operating a vheicle during number plate confiscation period, or removing or tampering with a number plate production notice.

Fines attracting slightly lower fines include all the following which are $104.

NSW licence plate