Supplementary vehicle number plates for rear bike racks

Supplementary vehicle number plates for rear bike racks

Bike Auckland

[Updated 22 February 2023]

According to the New Zealand road rules, the numbers and letters on your vehicle’s plate must be clearly visible at all times. This means, if you have a rear bike rack on your car which obscures your number plate, you’ll need to order a supplementary number plate to attach to the front of the bike rack.

You can buy official supplementary number plates direct from the LICENSYS website.

  • You need to be the registered person of the vehicle and have a New Zealand driver licence or other suitable ID.
  • Payment can be made via credit card or cheque.
  • Supplementary plates cost $33.72. You can also order a handy plastic holder to attach it to your bike rack for an additional $23.00. These prices are slowly inflated over time.
  • Allow 7–10 days for postal delivery. (You can also upgrade to courier delivery, for a fee).

Questions? Contact LICENSYS at, or call 0800 REMAKE (736 253) 8.30- 4.30 Monday to Friday.

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