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
Hayward, F. Rundle Street., De Dion 10 March 1907. 106 De Dion 10
Toms, H.H. Adelaide., De Dion 10 March 1907. 107 De Dion 10
Chandler, T.A. Adelaide., De Dion 10 March 1907. 108 De Dion 10
Souter, Dr.J.F. Uraidla., Minerva 5 March 1907. 109 Minerva 5
Jay, Dr.M.R.H. North Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1907. 110 De Dion 8
McFarlane, A. jun. Wellington, Darracq 10 March 1907. 111 Darracq 10
117 – Lewis Cycle & Motor Works. Victoria Square., Trade numbers March 1907. 112 0
Cornell, William. Kensington., Speedwell 6 March 1907. 118 Speedwell 6
Angas, C.H. Angaeton., Talbot 16 March 1907. 119 Talbot 16
Russell, Dr.H.H.E. Unley., Darracq 8 March 1907. 120 Darracq 8
Coombe, Dr.E.E.S. Hindmarsh., Oldsmobile 10 March 1907. 121 Oldsmobile 10
Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Adelaide., Butler 8 March 1907. 122 0
ditto: Adelaide., De Dios March 1907. 123 0
ditto. Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1907. 124 0
ditto. Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1907. 125 0
Fisher, C.T. Payneham., De Dion 10 March 1907. 126 De Dion 10
132 – Jams Hill & Sons. Grenfell St., Trade numbers March 1907. 127 0
Tovey, Albert. Unley., De Dion 6 March 1907. 133 De Dion 6
Thomson, B. North Terrace., Aster 10 March 1907. 134 Aster 10
Kinnear, C.D. Grenfell St., Wolseley 6 March 1907. 135 Wolseley 6
O’Leary, Dr.A.P.E. Glenelg., Wolseley 6 March 1907. 136 Wolseley 6
Hawker, M.S. Glenelg., Talbot 24 March 1907. 137 Talbot 24
Wilson, T.G. North Adelaide., De Dion 6 March 1907. 138 De Dion 6
Verco, Dr.W.A. North Adelaide., Argyll 10/12 March 1907. 139 Argyll 10/12
Verco, Dr.W.A. North Adelaide., Oldsmobile 4½ March 1907. 140 Oldsmobile 4½
Bond, George. King William St., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 141 Oldsmobile 5
Wagener, A.E. Goodwood Road., Beeston Humber 5½ March 1907. 142 Beeston Humber 5½
Gard Brothers. Gouger Street., Buchet 8 March 1907. 143 0
Ballantyne, R. & Caldwell, F. North Unley., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 144 Oldsmobile 5
Lewis Cycle & Motor Works. Victoria Square., Lewis 12 March 1907. 145 0
ditto. Victoria Square., Lewis 10/12 March 1907. 146 0
ditto. Victoria Square., Lewis 8/10 March 1907. 147 0
Mortlock, W.T. Mintaro., Darracq 10 March 1907. 148 Darracq 10
Blake, J. Balaklava., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 149 Oldsmobile 7
Small, A.T. Adelaide., Southcott 8 March 1907. 150 Southcott 8
Shepherd, Dr.A.E. Norwood., Oldsmobile 6 March 1907. 151 Oldsmobile 6
157 – Schumacher Cycle & Motor Agency. Pirie Street., Trade numbers March 1907. 152 0
163 – Duncan A Fraser. Franklin Street., Trade numbers March 1907. 158 0
Turnbull, J.M. Medindie., Cadillac 8 March 1907. 164 Cadillac 8
Gebhardt, Adolph G. Fort Wakefield., Darracq 10 March 1907. 165 Darracq 10
Hannaford, A.F. Gumeracha., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 166 Oldsmobile 5
Rodda, W.C. Kadina., De Dion 6 March 1907. 167 De Dion 6
Hayward, L.W. Yorketown., Humberette 5 March 1907. 168 Humberette 5
Duncan, J.J. Mitcham., Panhard 15/20 March 1907. 169 Panhard 15/20
Johnston, A.R. Rose Park., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 170 Oldsmobile 5
Bray, H.C. North Adelaide., Humber 16/20 March 1907. 171 Humber 16/20
Hart, George. Edithburg., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 172 Oldsmobile 5
Carr, Dr.H. Port Pirie., Wolseley 6 March 1907. 173 Wolseley 6
Galliford, W.H., Knightsbridge, Locomobile 5 March 1907. 174 Locomobile 5
Galliford, W.H., Knightsbridge, Conrad 8 March 1907. 175 Conrad 8