You pack your trusty two-wheeler on the back of the car to head out for a ride, but do you know your number plate requirements when using a bike rack?
Before you hit the road, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the rules and requirements so you don’t score a moment of panic if you see the flashing red and blue lights.
Canberra Towbar Fitters have the best advice on your number plate requirements when using a bike rack so make sure you keep reading below or call us for more information on (02) 6113 0549.
Your number plate requirements
If you haven’t travelled with a bike rack on the back of your car before, there’s a couple of things you need to know before you head out:
- Bike racks cannot obscure your number plate.
- Your number plate must be seen clearly and from at least 20 metres away.
Where to get a mini number plate
Australian Capital Territory
In the Australian Capital Territory, you’ll need a new bike rack number plate that’s the same number and material as your existing number plate. Prices start at $41.70 for metal and $74.50 for plastic options.
To order plates you’ll need to go to Access Canberra or contact them on 13 22 81.
You can grab further information about bike rack number plates in the ACT here.
New South Wales
In New South Wales, mini number plates are referred to as auxiliary plates and will set you back $44.
They are easy to order with the following options to choose from:
– Option 1: head to myPlates.com.au and follow the steps online.
– Option 2: download, print and complete the Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration Form and lodge by mail or in person at a Service NSW Centre.
– Option 3: you can also call myPlates on 131 758.
You can find out more about auxiliary plates here.
- It’s important to make sure your brake lights and indicators aren’t obscured either.
- Return both your car number plate and accessory number plate when changing registration.
How Canberra Towbar Fitters can help
Canberra Towbar Fitters can provide bike racks that have integrated lights and number plate holders. We also have a lightboard and integrated bike number plate holder or we have just a number plate holder for when no lights are obscured.
If you are unsure about what will work best for your vehicle, drop in and see one of our friendly team who will assist you. We can give you the best advice on what product is best suited for your car.
Number plate requirements when using a bike rack
For all your number plate requirements when using a bike rack, speak to the expert team at Canberra Towbar Fitters.
At Canberra Towbar Fitters, we do more than just towbars, we can help you with anything you need to get out on the road, doing what you love.
Whether it’s a towbar, trailer, bike rack, roof racks, a roof pod box or even brake controllers, we can provide expert advice and installation.
We’ve been servicing all of Canberra for over 25 years and offer a free mobile service for select services, so we can come to you at home, work, or anywhere else you park your car.
Using quality products from trusted brands with impressive warranties including Hayman Reese, Trailboss, Cosmopolitian Towbars and TAG, you know you’re in safe hands with Canberra Towbar Fitters.