A-Z Challenge, Challenges by Sarah

Y is for Y (Number Plates)

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!

A – Z Challenge – Y