Who owns the single digit number plates in Victoria?

There is some conjecture over which individuals and families own which plates, but we’ve done our best to compile the following list.

Click on the plate to view the page with more photos and information, or scroll down to see a list of the owner’s names.

Note:  Below the list you will find a list of references.

Vic 1 number plate          Vic 2 Number Plate          Vic 3 heritage plate

          Vic 5 Number Plate          Vic 6 Number Plate

          Vic 8 heritage number plate          Vic 9 heritage plate

The list:

1 – Peter Bartels

2 – Smorgon family

3 – Frank Costa

4 – Warwick family

5 – Unknown

6 – Amanda Elliott

7 – Duncan Ansell

8 – Click here to read about the rumored owner

9 – Smorgon family


Vic 1

There are many reports which list Bartels as the owner of Vic 1.

“Heritage number plates have become investment-grade assets, with the coveted VIC 1 plate owned by former Foster’s Group chief executive Peter Bartels now worth an estimated $2 million.”

Source: The Age, 18 December 2011

Vic 2

“…the Smorgon dynasty owns VIC 2, 9, 90 and 900…”

Source: The Age, 18 December 2011

Vic 3

Some reports list Frank Costa as the owner of Vic 3, whilst others list the Zagame family.

“…Frank Costa has VIC 3…”

Source: The Age, 18 December 2011

“…gaming tsars the Zagame family have VIC 3…”

Source:  The Age, 20 January 2007

Vic 4

“…the Warwick family have # 4 and # 6.”

Source:  Aussie Exotics, 6 August 2010

Vic 6

“…the Warwick family have # 4 and # 6.”

Source:  Aussie Exotics, 6 August 2010

Despite the above comments, we have been very reliably informed that ‘6‘ is in fact owned by Amanda Elliott, who is the former wife of prominent businessmen John Elliott.

Vic 7

“Make no mistake, Duncan Ansell loves his blue SL55 sports convertible, but it’s the 220 square centimetres of black steel fixed to its front bumper that gets his motor racing. His “Vic 7” number plate, the first privately registered number plate in Victoria, is estimated to be worth at least $1 million — more than three times as much as his Mercedes.”

Source:  The Age, 16 March 2008

Vic 9

“…the Smorgon dynasty owns VIC 2, 9, 90 and 900…”

Source: The Age, 18 December 2011

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