Welcome to the South Australian historical vehicle registration data page. This page contains all the registration information for South Australian motor vehicles from the first issued plate, SA No.1 issued to Dr Hargraves in 1907 to SA No.15744 issued to B.C. Watson in 1922. Note Motorcycles and Horse drawn vehicles do not appear in this database.

The list was originally compiled by Mr. George H. Brooks (see https://motorcache.history.sa.gov.au/discover/george-brooks-library-and-learning-centre/,) and was gleaned from various sources, including SA Motor; a journal published by the South Australian Royal Automobile Association, the pictorial collections of the State Library of South Australia and other material compiled, at the time, by interested parties.

With an interest in veteran and vintage motor vehicles George made it his life’s work to collect and collate the South Australian registration numbering system.

Notes:

Like all historical research the records are continually open to review and should you find an anomaly, which you are able to back up with supporting evidence, we would be interested to hear from you, please contact NMMCurators@history.sa.gov.au and tag the Subject line: SA Rego.

George Brooks was able to source and copy a large number of images of these vehicles, which relate to the registration numbers here. If you would like an image of the vehicle please send an email to NMMCurators@history.sa.gov.au and tag the Subject line: SA Rego – Images. We will do our best to find the image of your vehicle and get back to you. Please note not all SA registered vehicles before 1922 have images related to them.

We are not able to undertake individual vehicle registration searches for vehicles outside the 1907 to 1922 date. If you wish to make further enquiries, related to the dates outside this period, please refer to https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/registration/vehicle-registration/check-a-vehicles-registration-expiry-date, or write to Plate Administration, Service SA, Road and Marine Services, Department for Infrastructure and Transport, GPO Box 1533, Adelaide, South Australia 5001 or for telephone enquiries 1300 557 316. Full records prior to approximately 1980 are no longer available, partial records are available for the period from 1969 to 1980, however these records are only those that required departmental alteration, within that time period. Those that did not require alteration do not appear.

Note: all registration enquires are subject to the privacy regulations, within the South Australian, Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

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Title Year Plate Make
Jenkins, C.J.A. Rundle Street., Minerva 16 March 1907. 51 Minerva 16
Thomas, Robert. Strathalbyn., De Dion 6 March 1907. 52 De Dion 6
Fisher, Wanborough. Unley Park., De Dion 8 March 1907. 53 De Dion 8
Giles, Dr.W.A. North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1907. 54 De Dion 8
Survey Department. Adelaide., Darracq 12 March 1907. 55 0
Hart, Dr.A.W. Minlaton., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 56 Oldsmobile 5
Pitcher, E.H. Maitland., Talbot 8/12 March 1907. 57 Talbot 8/12
Woods, F.A. Yorketown., Minerva 8 March 1907. 58 Minerva 8
Scarfe, F.G. Gawler Place., Talbot 15 March 1907. 59 Talbot 15
Berry, Mies A.R. Burnside., Royal Beeston Humber 6½ March 1907. 60 Royal Beeston Humber 6½
Scutt, Charles S. Glenelg., Talbot 9/11 March 1907. 61 Talbot 9/11
Magarey, Dr.C. Norwood., Darracq 10 March 1907. 62 Darracq 10
Magarey, Dr.C. Norwood., Speedwell 9 March 1907. 63 Speedwell 9
Cave, W.R. Adelaide., Gladiator 12/14 March 1907. 64 Gladiator 12/14
Cave, W.R. Adelaide., Prosper-Lambert 9 March 1907. 65 Prosper-Lambert 9
White, G.G. Fulham., Talbot 12 March 1907. 66 Talbot 12
Wood, J.R. Norwood., Talbot 11 March 1907. 67 Talbot 11
Wigg, Dr.A.E. Norwood., De Dion 8 March 1907. 68 De Dion 8
Jervois, G.A. Wellington., Darracq 8 March 1907. 69 Darracq 8
Dailey, E. Kensington Park., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 70 Oldsmobile 5
Humberstone, A.J. Victor Harbour., Darracq 12 March 1907. 71 Darracq 12
Woodrnan, G.B. James Place., De Dion 10 March 1907. 72 De Dion 10
Shepherd, Dr.A.E. Norwood., Darracq 8 March 1907. 73 Darracq 8
Newland, Dr.C. Morphett Vale., De Dion 8 March 1907. 74 De Dion 8
Reid, J.S. Magill., Crossley 22 March 1907. 75 Crossley 22
Onslow, H.P. Woodville., Siddeley 6 March 1907. 76 Siddeley 6
Angove, Dr.W.T. Teatree Gully., De Dion 8 March 1907. 77 De Dion 8
Wilcox, S. North Adelaide., Wolseley 12 March 1907. 78 Wolseley 12
Wilcox, S. North Adelaide., MMC 8 March 1907. 79 MMC 8
Niesche, Dr.F.W. Wakefield Street, Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 80 Oldsmobile 7
Bray, H.M. Hutt Street., De Dion 10 March 1907. 80 De Dion 10
Lee, William A. Gumeracha., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 81 Oldsmobile 5
Dunn, L.W.G. Blumberg., De Dion 10 March 1907. 82 De Dion 10
Waters, Urs.L.H. West Terrace., Humberette 5½ March 1907. 83 Humberette 5½
90 – Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Hindmarsh Square, Trade numbers March 1907. 85 0
Lillecrapp, F.L. College Park., De Dion 8 March 1907. 91 De Dion 8
Lukowitz, Dr.M.von North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1907. 92 De Dion 8
Hewitt, A. Glen Osmond., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 93 Oldsmobile 7
Bollen, Dr.C. Woodville., Cov Humber 10 March 1907. 94 Cov Humber 10
Humphries & Son, F. Carrington St., Darraoq 8 March 1907. 95 Darraoq 8
Trott, G.W. Medindie., Argyll 16/20 March 1907. 96 Argyll 16/20
Gault, Dr.A.H. Lower Mitcham., De Dion 8 March 1907. 97 De Dion 8
Porter, W.H.R. Mill Terrace., Darracq 8 March 1907. 98 Darracq 8
Newland, Dr.H.S. North Terrace., De Dion 6 March 1907. 99 De Dion 6
Magarey, Dr.F. North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1907. 100 De Dion 8
Claxton, N. North Adelaide., Vauxhall 7/9 March 1907. 101 Vauxhall 7/9
Delbridge, P. Rose Park., Darracq 10 March 1907. 102 Darracq 10
Plummer, Dr.Violet Pirie Street., De Dion 6 March 1907. 103 De Dion 6
Duncan, Mre.A.R. Stirling West., Napier 18/22 March 1907. 104 Napier 18/22
Hill & Sons, James Grenfell Street., Darracq 12, March 1907. 105 Darracq 12