What is the rule regarding registration plate height?

We see many caravans with extra spare wheels, bike racks etc added to the rear of the van. The location of the rego plate is regulated and some vans have the registration plate installed too high. ADR 61/02 Vehicle Markings, Section states: “provision must be made for mounting a registration plate to be affixed to the rear of the vehicle so that no part of such plate is more than 1,300mm from the ground.” Disclaimer: This article was provided to help customers with compliance and was correct as at time or writing – Sept 2016. Customers MUST make themselves aware of the relevant Regulations and Standards as at their build date and ensure they comply with them.