What is a Q plate ?

  • Q plates are the original number plates issued in Queensland.
  • The “Q” signifies the State of Queensland.


  • The first Qplate issued was Q1 in 1921
  • The last Qplate issued was Q687612 in 1955

The Great Plate Auction – 1985

  • The Great Queensland Plate Auction was held at the
  • Sheraton Hotel on Sunday 9th June 1985
  • Two categories of plates were offered:
  • Prestige plates & Queensland Traditional plates
  • A total of 175 plates were auctioned on the day.
  • 4 Prestige plates & 169 Qplates – All were sold !

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