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Posted 14 January 2004 - 09:39 PM

Hi Shedders

Lets see if we can solve another mystery in the WA plates??

Craig and I have been trying to sort out something with WA state issue farm motorcycle plates...the UA series.

Began way back before I was born at UA.000 I guess, in the black on white. Plates were on a five digit base...190mm long.

Moved into the yellow series at some point about and progressed thru the UA.xxx's and then in to the UA.xxxx's (4 numeric digits). I have yellow bases as follows -
UA.796 - 5 digit 190mm base
UA.0535 - 6 digit 215mm base (obviously a new plate in your hands)
UA.0146 - 7 digit 235mm base

But...Craig has a white plate on the 7 digit base UA.0245, but its a repaint. Does anyone else ...or can anyone else throw some light on this topic (Jim..the plate came from you...so please help here). Some weird things happened with our plates from time to time so anything is possible.

I was trying to compile a list of as many UA WA farm mcycle plates as possible...and I need to know the number on them and the size. So..does anyone have any??? Please let me know if you have. Would help Craig and I out!! When you slot in the numbers I know of, this one sticks out as an oddity....someone might just have more of them to help prove its case.

The plates are now issued in green on white in the 1YA series for those interested.



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Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:05 PM

Sorry gents,
I can't help too much. I checked all my records and photos and here's what I've got.
I only have the standard 2letter/3 figure bases
UA.365 (swap) and UA.535 - white
UA.693 and UA.856 (swap) - yellow.

I know I have recorded 2/4 bases in state snippets eons ago but never got beyond that.

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:47 PM

Hi Jim
Thanks for those plate numbers...appreciate your assistance.

Any chance you have access to those old state snippets??

The plate Craig has came from you apparently...but needed a total repaint. He can tell you more than I can I am sure..but the plate sticks out at the moment. Its just that it is so similiar to my newly found 7 digit length yellow plate that he/we were wanting to find others to support his repaint. But then as we know there are so many odd WA plates...like the 8 series dealers on the white base..thats it likley just an odd error issue. Would be nice to get another plate to support his though.


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 04:08 PM

WA 1968 onwards FARM motorcycle. This is the state issue Perth and the yellow versions came in around 1978 or maybe even a bit later.

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State issued series FARM motorcycle. This is the larger one discussed above by Jeffrey.

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Dowerin shire issued FARM motorcycle plate from the 1956 to 1968 era.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:11 AM

yellow steel Altona 1980s state farm plate.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:01 PM

Shire of Minginew 1956-1968 farm vehicle plate.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:55 PM

State issued FARM plate.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:43 PM

Wagin 1968 to 1978 shire farm vehicle issue.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

WA Greenough shire farm motorcycle pl8 :wow:

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:38 PM

This MU Murchison Farm plate was entered in the best individual plates category at the recent Vic NPCC meeting.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:32 AM

Found the following info within the Shire of Victoria Plains December 2011 newsletter.

What’s new in transport licensing

Licensing Quad Bikes as a Farm Vehicle
Quad bikes travelling on the road for Farm use have historically been licensed as farm tractors. Quad bikes are now to be taken to a Vehicle examination Centre for inspection prior to being licensed. Owners of quad bikes used exclusively on an owners farm may apply for a farm vehicle (525) concession provided that the vehicle owner is in the business of farming or grazing and the vehicle is to be used principally on the owners farm or on another portion of land that the owner farms. Applicants for farm use vehicles must have the vehicle inspected and complete a concession form. Quad bikes licensed with a farm concession are issued motorcycle plates and the vehicles use is limited to being driven on the owners farm or between one portion of that farm to another portion of that farm within the shire or adjoining shire boundary, or for fire fighting and fire prevention operations.

Off Road or Recreational use
Quad bikes can not be licensed for off road or recreational use unless the vehicle is to be licensed under the Control of Vehicles (off road areas) Act 1978 that allows these vehicles to be ridden in prescribed off road areas. All vehicles licensed under this Act are not licensed for road use.

Agricultural Contractors
Agricultural contractors that own quad bikes for farm use (but are not farmers) are not eligible for a concession from licence fees or vehicle licence duty.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Here's a photograph of one of these farm plates in use.  From the shire of Wongan-Ballidu, this white on black plate plate dates from before 1968.


The tractors are Chamberlains - they were made in Western Australia and are still quite common.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:46 PM

Went on a mini-road trip yesterday and today into New South Wales to show my daughter a bit of family history.  Also took the opportunity to discover a couple of museums and junque stores.  I photographed this Dundas Shire farm plate from the 1956-1968 era in a private museum.  DS-9.  Not the greatest of pictures, but worthy of a place in the Plateshed files.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:42 PM

NIce spotting...................a hitherto unrecorded SHIRE FARM from Norseman in any shape or era (Black white yellow or green) (by me at least). There's not a whole lot of farming out there, more pastoral and grazing so there probably not a lot of demand for FARM plates at the best of times, and if so State Issues FARMS are more likely to be issued when the demand is low. This the norm with very few SHIRE FARM plates coming from areas outside the Wheat belt. 


Sadly unless I/we get access to records is very unlikely we'll ever know exactly which Shires issued FARM plates

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:58 AM

Hi shedders,
question to the experts: in the current green on white state issue farm plates what would they be uo to ?
From photos I have 1ZYA and 1ZYB only. Are these still being issued or have they stopped at some time ?

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