Vehicle-owners in Queensland can add emojis to their licence plates from March 1, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ).
Vehicle-owners in Queensland can add emojis to their licence plates from March 1, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ).

Australia to become first to launch emoji licence plates for cars

By DPA Time of article published Feb 20, 2019

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Canberra  - An Australian state is to begin offering drivers personalized licence plates with emojis for the first time in the world. 

An emoji is a small digital icon or image used to express an object, symbol, emotion or idea. Examples include expressive faces, hand signs vegetables and excrement.

Vehicle-owners in Queensland can add emojis to their licence plates from March 1, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) said Wednesday.

Initially only five types of emojis will be offered - heart eyes and smiley, sunglasses, laugh-out-loud and winking faces, according to the Queensland Department of Transport contractor.

And even though they will be displayed on official plates, the emojis will just be for decoration -  they won't be part of the car's registration. 

The white-on-black plates will have a mix of three letters, two numbers and one of the five emojis.

The emoji plates will cost 475 Australian dollars (340 US dollars). 

DPA

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