The major change coming to some Aussie number plates

Personalised number plates are one of the more popular vehicle modifications which Australians opt for when giving their vehicles that individual touch.

But for those not satisfied with the character limit on their personal registration, there’s now a new option to get your message across further.

Drivers in Queensland can now include text directly below their registration thanks to Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ).

A suggested caption on a personalised plate. Source: PPQ

“Queenslanders will now be able to add their favourite hashtag, handle or mantra to their vehicle,” PPQ revealed.

“There are many reasons to caption a passion, hobby, community message or aspiration.”

As well as a full suite of letters and numbers, characters available include social media mainstays the hashtag, underscore, love heart and ‘at’ symbols.

The dollar sign and telephone symbol are also available, allowing businesses to include a key price point or their contact phone number on their plate.

A suggestion for car lovers. Source: PPQ

PPQ’s Managing Director Jemma Elder said it was an exciting time for the state which is adapting to align with social media trends and Millennials’ habits.

“The launch of captions gives drivers even more choice to make their plates uniquely their own,” she said.

But the addition doesn’t come cheap. New customised plates start at $605, while existing colour plates can upgrade for $199.

There is no indication as of yet that other states will follow suit with Queensland’s move.

Queensland made headlines earlier this year with the introduction of emojis on number plates.

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