Dealer plate search

Dealer plates are for motor dealers to transport an unregistered vehicle within dealership operations.

A dealer plate search provides valid registration information for motor vehicles, caravans, trailers and vessels registered in Queensland.

The result includes:

  • Customer Reference Number (CRN), which the Department of Transport and Main Roads allocates to their customers (in this case a registered owner)
  • a juvenile flag (N if the registered owner is over 18)
  • the registered owner’s name, address and gender
  • registration details including registration category, status, and expiry date; payment mode, and term (months); and, CTP insurance class and CTP insurer
  • vehicle details including the VIN, engine number, make, model code, body shape, fuel type, number of cylinders, steering mechanism and tare (kg).

What is the correct format for a dealer plate?

Correct formats for dealer plates are the following (where ‘x’ is any letter, and ‘n’ is any number between 0 and 9):

  • Dnnnn – dealer plates issued after 31 December 1999
  • Dnnnnnn – dealer plates before 31 December 1999
  • Dxnnn
  • Dxnnnn
  • nnnnD
  • Tnnnn – ‘T’ for trailer
  • nnnnT.

How long will it take to receive my results?

The approximate turnaround time for these results is 10 business days.

Why don’t registration details return for some plates?

Some registration details are not available due to the ownership nature. For example, Queensland Police Service vehicles won’t display registration details.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Our Customer Service Centre is here to help you between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 1800 773 773