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Chandese and her car are true-blue 3IZZO

Chandese Watts of Wulkuraka loves to get into the spirit of Australia Day with Aussie-themed decorations for her car.
Chandese Watts of Wulkuraka loves to get into the spirit of Australia Day with Aussie-themed decorations for her car. David Nielsen

CHANDESE Watts is a proud Australian and she has got the number plates to prove it.

On Australia Day tomorrow you will see her driving around with her car decked out in Australian motifs.

If you get a chance to look in the rear-vision mirror, Ms Watts' number platers will read OZZIE , with an Australian flag in the background and "Aussie Aussie Aussie" written at the bottom.

The personalised plates read 3IZZO forwards, but drivers ahead of her will look in the rearview mirror and know that an Aussie girl is at the wheel.

The plates only cost Ms Watts $400 and she is more than happy with her investment.

"I am very patriotic," she said. "We live in a great country and I am proud of that.

"I have a blue car so the Australian flag plates suited me best and my car best.

"I did want Oi Oi Oi or Aussie, but they were taken. But if you look in the rearview mirror my plates says Ozzie.

I did want Oi Oi Oi or Aussie, but they were taken. But if you look in the rearview mirror my plates says Ozzie.

"I like to look at number plates and see what people have made out of them."

Ms Watts, of Wulkuraka, said she loved Australians' attitude and the fact that life isn't as hectic, even in the city, as some other countries.

"I think we are a very lucky country. The people here are so lovely and easy to get on with," she said.

"It is very laid-back and we have a very close-knit community."

Ms Watts, partner Bruce and five-year-old son Kyeshene will attend a traditional barbecue with friends tomorrow to celebrate Australia Day.

"We always hang out with friends, normally with lots of decorations and a good old barbecue," she said.

"It is mainly friends from school. I have been out of school for 10 years so it is good to catch up with them. Most of us have kids now so they like to come along and join in the fun."

Ms Watts has certainly gone all out with her flags. They are flying from the windows, covering the back of the side mirrors and stuck on the back of the car.

"I put them on each Australia Day and they stay on until they fade away. Then I get new ones for the next Australia Day," she said.

I put them on each Australia Day and they stay on until they fade away. Then I get new ones for the next Australia Day.

"It all matches the car quite well and gives it character."

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