(1) The Secretary may, by written notice to the registered operator of the vehicle, request the registered operator to return the vehicle's number plates to the Secretary by the date specified in the notice if—
(a) the period during which the vehicle's registration may be renewed has expired and the registered operator has not renewed the vehicle's registration; or
(b) new number plates have been assigned to the vehicle under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria); or
(c) non-standard number plates have been issued in respect of the vehicle in accordance with regulation 63A and the Secretary is satisfied that the vehicle is no longer a commercial passenger vehicle.
(2) If the registered operator of a vehicle is given a notice under subregulation (1), the registered operator must return the vehicle's number plates to the Secretary no later than the date specified in the notice.
Penalty: 3 penalty units.
Division 1—Obligations of persons disposing of registered vehicles