Strewth! Aussies Can Now Get Emojis On Their License Plates

Drivers in the Australian state of Queensland will soon be able to buy personalized license plates with emojis on them. Yes, really.

Drivers will be able to purchase the plates from Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) starting next month and have five emojis to choose from: laugh out loud, winking face, sunglasses emoji, heart eyes, and the standard smiling face emoji.

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) spokeswoman Rebecca Michael says the emojis are simply a way for motorists to express themselves.

“For quite some time we’ve seen that you can support your favorite team or your favorite town with a symbol on your number plate. And using an emoji is no different.”

Drivers will be limited to just one emoji on their license plates (what a pity…) and the actual symbol will be purely decorative and won’t form part of the vehicle’s registration number.

“Clearly the government is trying to sex up number plates, with a view to making more money, and I can understand that,” Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said to The Brisbane Times.

“But the purpose of number plates is for the police to be able to identify vehicles. How do you write down the emoji in your number plate after an accident?”

Personalized license plates are nothing new and some of them cost a fortune – or five. In April 2018, a businessman named Saeed Abdul Ghafour Khouri paid $14.3 million (52.2 dirham) for the local license plate “1” at an auction in Abu Dhabi!

Compared to other countries, Australia has quite flexible laws when it comes to personalized license plates. You can choose a custom combination of letters and numbers, select virtually any color you want, and even have the option of different sizes.

The emoji thing, though, is really a missed opportunity. Why restrict the number to just five, which are too plain to boot, and not roll out the full monty? Heart eyes are so last year decade, let’s bring in the poop emoji and its friends. Next time, try harder, will ya mate?

  • Kash

    what, no poo emoji or cat emoji? Also why do NONE of those promo plates say “C*NT”? I don’t believe these are plates owned by REAL aussies. #FakeNews

  • February Fool’s day?

  • S3XY

    Where’s the tongue emoji for the first girls legs

    • Matt

      So it turns out S3XY is a massive creep.

    • Adilos Nave

      You are the type of trash that the whole MeToo movement is about. Grow the phook up and respect women, you piece of crap.

  • kachuks

    🍺 💩

  • Mr. EP9

    Guess some parents from Australia are going to be ponying up for their kids’ license plates.

  • Momogg

    April fool?

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Literally no one in Australia ever says strewth anymore…crikey yes, strewth no..and we never EVER throw a shrimp on the barbie.. we may do so with prawns however.

    • john1168

      OK, I’ll bite. What’s strewth mean?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Strewth! That’s fair dinkum.
      Good onya, mate.
      Right, I’m off to hit the turps. My mouth’s as dry as a nun’s nasty…ad nauseum…. 😉

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    need emoji for auto manufacturing death !

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