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Are EV labels QLD Mandatory?

Those who operate electric, hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles now must have labels attached to the Queensland registration plate so it can be identified.

Starting on October 1, 2021, it is compulsory that all-electric or hybrid vehicles manufactured after January 2019 display ‘EV’ or ‘H’ labels attached to the car’s front and rear number plates.

The design of these vehicles poses a threat to emergency personnel at the time of crashes. Simply by providing them with specially-labelled vehicles, we can minimize this risk.

Drivers have until January 1, 2022, to apply these labels. After this grace period, drivers without a display label will face a fine of $137.05 and will lose one demerit point from their licence.

Where to order EV labels?

The EV labels QLD are now available on the MTA Queensland shop.

RACQ is giving away free labels to members and you can pick them up from their stores.

The label requirements for new electric or hydrogen vehicles should be discussed with the car dealer [because they will have information on whether you need labels]

Where To Put The EV Labels?

See the Department of Transport and Main Roads website for specific instructions on labelling requirements for Electric Vehicles (including Hybrid) and Hydrogen Vehicles.

Watch a video from RACQ on how to attach the label below.