#Hashtag personalised plates launched in Queensland

Do you ever want to say something to the person tailgating your car? Now you can, on your number plate.

Lucy McCrossan reports.


We’ve had colourful plates, three-D plates and emoji plates.

Now you can even add a message or hashtag to your car.

Mark Bailey, Qld Main Roads Minister: “When you get a personalised plate you will be able to put your own personalised message below the choice of letters that you have. It’s a great chance to make your number plate your own.”

Personalised Plates Queensland has a whole range of letters, numbers and characters available, including a dollar sign and telephone symbol.

Your keyboard is your only limit.

Even supercar drivers are on board.

Jamie Whincup, Supercar Driver: “The opportunities are endless. You could put a website there, you could put a phone number if you like, your favourite slogan.”

PPQ expects the new “caption plates” to be as popular as the emojis, which were released just a few months ago.

The new plates are available from Tuesday.

But they don’t come cheap.

Motorist should be prepared to pay up to $605.

And what would a politician pick?

Mark Bailey, Qld Main Roads Minister: “I would be saying, drive safely every time you drive.”

Lucy McCrossan, QUT News.