I just received the following email from Vic Roads: RE: Motorcycle Number Plate Format VicRoads is moving later this year to change the motorcycle general issue number plate format to cease the issue of duplicate number plates across vehicle classes (motorcycles, cars and trailers). This decision is in response to concerns that duplicate number plates result in enforcement errors and community confusion. Following a review of general issue motorcycle number plate formats utilised by other jurisdictions, VicRoads will adopt the following format for motorcycle general issue number plates: Number-Letter-Number-Letter-Letter, eg 1A.2BC VicRoads is progressing necessary system changes. When implemented, motorcycle operators will be able to retain their existing number plates or changeover to the new format free of charge. When an existing general issue motorcycle number plate is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, it will not be re-issued. A number plate in the new format will be issued. Existing duplicate number plates across vehicle classes will not be recalled. The decision to limit duplicate number plates across vehicles classes does not impact holders of custom plates.