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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 44

Registration numbers

Reg. 44(1) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 29).

    (1)     If the Secretary registers a vehicle, the Secretary must assign a distinguishing registration number to the vehicle.

    (2)     A registration number may consist of one or more numbers or letters or a combination of both.

Reg. 44(3) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 29).

    (3)     A person who is the registered operator of a vehicle, or who is seeking registration as the registered operator of a vehicle, may apply to the Secretary for the assignment to the vehicle of—

        (a)     a registration number that is or was the registration number of another vehicle that is or was registered in the person's name; or

Reg. 44(3)(b) amended by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 7(1).

        (b)     a registration number for which the person is the owner of the registration number rights; or

Reg. 44(3)(c) inserted by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 7(2).

        (c)         a registration number that is a national heavy vehicle number plate which is issued to the vehicle by another jurisdiction.

Reg. 44(4) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 29).

    (4)     The Secretary may assign a number under subregulation (3), and do everything necessary to make the assignment effective, if the person—

Reg. 44(4)(a) amended by S.R. No. 51/2011 reg. 29.

        (a)     pays the relevant fee specified in Schedule 5; and

        (b)     in the case of an assignment under subregulation (3)(b), is the owner of the registration number rights for the registration number.

    (5)     A person does not have to pay the fee referred to in subregulation (4)(a) if—

        (a)     the registration number to be assigned is in the series CC-000 to CC-999; or

Reg. 44(5)(b) amended by S.R. No. 136/2010 reg. 5.

        (b)     the vehicle is licensed under the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 as a taxi-cab; or

Reg. 44(5)(c) amended by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 7(3).

        (c)     the vehicle is a licensed tow truck within the meaning of the Accident Towing Services Act 2007 ; or

Reg. 44(5)(d) inserted by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 7(4).

        (d)         the registration number to be assigned is a national heavy vehicle number plate that is issued to the vehicle by another jurisdiction.

Division 5—Number plates



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