There are no additional fees involved in using our Layby Plans, however, if you cancel a Layby at any time during the Layby Agreement, a $100 cancellation fee will apply.
Once orders are processed your combination is final.
You can change your plate design within 30 calendar days, as long as you haven’t requested that the plates be manufactured. After this point your plates are non-refundable (except as required under the Consumer Guarantees Act).
You can change the design of your plates any time.
Read more on our Terms of Sale.
Once a Layby Plan has started, you will be unable to change the plan or frequency of instalments. Please choose your Layby Plan carefully.
You can only change your order once your final payment has been received (additional costs may incur). If you wish to change your order, call us on 0800 650 111.
Yes. click here to begin your new design.
Some combinations don’t fit with our guidelines because they are deemed unsociable, confusing or offensive. You can view our guidelines here.
Yes, a gift voucher is valid for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase.
Once purchased, the gift voucher will be emailed to you.
Please see our contact us page.
Call 0800 REMAKE.
Call 0800 REMAKE or click here.
You can pay for your Layby by debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) or Account2Account (bank transfer).
Please note, payment must be paid via debit/credit card for 7 and 14 Day Layby Plans. Payments will be automatically deducted from your account on the day they’re due.
Call us on 0800 650 111 to place an order.
You can buy someone a personalised plate as a gift on our website by clicking here. You can buy them the combination and we will send you a "Rights to Receive" certificate to gift on the day.
If your payments are not being automatically deducted from your account, you will be prompted to make payments by a reminder email before your Layby is due. You can make a payment by clicking on the payment reminder link and paying online or by calling us on 0800 650 111.
Call into any AA or VTNZ office and complete the appropriate form.
We offer 3 different Layby plans to make getting a plate even easier.
For most personalised plates you’ll receive your plates in 7-10 working days. Message plates take a bit longer so you should receive these within 15 working days.
You can only Layby 1 plate per order. However you can have multiple Layby orders under your name.
Since every plate is different, it's difficult to say. Here are some points to help you value your plates:
Check out plate marketplaces to see what other private sellers are asking but remember these prices reflect the value views of the individual plate owners.
Yes. Take your car to an AA or VTNZ office and complete the appropriate form. To keep government-issue plates, you’ll need to redesign them first.
If you’ve chosen to have your plates manufactured when you started your Layby, then your plates will be sent to you automatically. If you chose to get them made later, you’ll need to request to get them manufactured. You can do this by calling the government issued plate manufacturers Licensys NZ on 0800 REMAKE. Make sure your plate order details are correct before you request your plates to be manufactured. Additional fees will apply if your request to manufacture is 90 days after your final payment date.
The person you gifted the plates to must request that the government plate manufacturer Licensys make their plates within 90 days of the purchase date. After 90 days an additional fee will be charged.
Once you've chosen your combination and design, simply select Layby as your payment option at checkout, choose a Layby Plan and pay the deposit
No, KiwiPlates is introducing blue font plates (a new font cololur available on a select number of plate designs). These are not investment plates.
You can get most plates redesigned in the new blue colour. To see what options are available, please visit the Restyle page on our website or you can contact us on 0800 650 111 and one of our team will be able to help.
Blue plates offer a new font colour which can be added to a select number of plate designs. They are not marketed in conjunction with particular combinations and are not sold or advertised as investment plates.
The value of a plate is mainly determined by the combination, not the design. Blue font plates are a new design option available across a range of designs.
KiwiPlates are unable to provide a value on what your plates are worth. However, you can check out our plate marketplace or Trademe to see what other private sellers are asking.
Someone may already own it, to find an alternative, read our tips, or call us on 0800 650 111
Up to six characters for cars and trucks, and up to five characters for motorcycles and trailers.
Yes you can. You can buy personalised plates and then get them made at a later date, when you have a registered vehicle to attach them to.
Call 0800 REMAKE or click here to arrange for new plates.
Send your old plates back using the same pre-paid postage box your new plates arrive in.
By creating a new plate, you’re buying the rights to a new plate combination. Redesigning a plate, means that you are changing the style of existing personalised plates that you already own. Click here to view the styles available.
Plates on Layby can only be manufactured AFTER you’ve made your final Layby payment.
RoboVoucher is the secure platform we use to manage our gift vouchers.
Yes, but only if your combination has fewer characters than the maximum character allowance or includes an ‘I’ or ‘1’.
Yes, this will be enclosed with your plates and will need to be displayed on your dash within five working days of receiving them.