Can you tell me who previously owned my vehicle or any previous registration details?
Generally we are unable to assist with these types of enquiries. However, the National Motor Museum does have some hard copy early records for South Australian registrations developed by the late George Brooks OAM which may indicate who the vehicles' previous owner was. Fortunately most of these have been digitised by Family Tree Oz and made available online. Click here to search.
The Australian motor vehicle registration scheme has generally been managed on a state-by-state basis. As a result, ownership information is held by individual State Governments. Since the development of digital databases and digital record-keeping, many older hard-copy records have sadly been destroyed. However, in some instances your state department of registration and licencing may have access to some earlier records. If you are attempting to trace the ownership or previous registration details of an old car it would be advantageous to know the state in which it was first registered, any possible previous (and current) registration numbers and the vehicle's engine and chassis numbers. Only a very few number of vehicles were ever registered under the Commonwealth designation.
The Australian Government provides a list of individual State registration and licence agencies. To visit their website click here.