The majority of ACT vehicles receive a standard ‘Y’ series number plate.
However, you can choose a non-standard (personalised) number plate – for an extra cost of course.
Public, government, diplomatic or heavy vehicles have special number plates.
The ‘Y’ number plates are distinctive to the ACT featuring blue lettering on a reflective white background. The ACT has been using ‘Y’ for number plates since 1948.
This came about when larger states were given a range of letters. For example, New South Wales was allocated AAA-000 to FZZ-999.
The ACT was given a single letter, which explains why number plates starting with the letter Y are so easy to spot.
A few years ago YOB-0 was quite popular because that it spelled out “YOBO”. In case you don’t see the humour here, a little background information…
Yobbo is Australia slang for someone who is uncouth, badly behaved and obnoxious. Loud and drunk are also characteristics.
Yep! Aussie Aussie Aussie!