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).