Warning and safety labels

Number plate warning and safety labels help emergency services recognise risks when attending a vehicle incident. Find out if your vehicle needs a label.

Rules on warning and safety stickers

Labels warn emergency services workers that there is a risk of potential vehicle explosion or danger.

An approved warning label must be attached to front and rear standard and custom number plates of:

  • electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicles
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. 

Labels must be:

  • stuck or pop-riveted/bolted on
  • fixed directly to the plate, not the frame or plate cover
  • fixed in an upright position.

LPG and CNG vehicles

Authorised Autogas installers attach the warning labels to number plates.

If the plates are replaced because of theft or damage, contact an authorised Autogas installer to attach warning labels to replacement plates.

Warning label kits can be purchased from authorised Autogas installers if you prefer to install the label yourself.

Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles

The safety label must be clearly visible at all times. Replacement labels are available at any service centre.

A defect notice and/or a fine may be issued to vehicles that do not comply from 1 January 2021.

 We send all registered operators of electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles a letter with safety labels and instructions on how to attach them.

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