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://motor.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.
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.
|Wyatt, C.L.A. Strathalbyn., Oldsmobile 7||March 1907.||236||Oldsmobile 7|
|Kinnear, C.D. Grenfell Street, Argyll 10/12||March 1907.||237||Argyll 10/12|
|Davies, H.D.T. Port Lincoln., Oldsmobile 7||March 1907.||238||Oldsmobile 7|
|Day, C.T. Kadina., Rambler||March 1907.||239||Rambler|
|Hill & Sons, James Grenfell St., Darracq 12||March 1907.||240||Darracq 12|
|Du Rieu, W.A. Semaphore., De Dion 6||March 1907.||241||De Dion 6|
|Smith, H.L. Glenelg., Talbot 16||March 1907.||242||Talbot 16|
|Hill & Sons, James Grenfell St., Darracq 24||March 1907.||243||Darracq 24|
|Grenville, F. Stunt Street., Humber 10||March 1907.||244||Humber 10|
|Hill & Sons, James Grenfell St., Darracq 10||March 1907.||245||Darracq 10|
|Todd, Dr.C.E. Victoria Square, Talbot 16||March 1907.||246||Talbot 16|
|Ware, C.B. Adelaide., Winton 10||March 1907.||247||Winton 10|
|Wilkinson, Dr.A.M. Port Pirie., RB Humberette 6½||March 1907.||248||RB Humberette 6½|
|Ebeling, Gus. Semaphore., Ford 12||March 1907.||249||Ford 12|
|Cave, W.R. Grenfell Street, White Steam 18||March 1907.||250||White Steam 18|
|Gill, J.E. Semaphore., Darracq 8||March 1907.||251||Darracq 8|
|Melrose, R. Mount Pleasant., Talbot 16||March 1907.||252||Talbot 16|
|Jolly, H.O. Oaklands, Y.P., Wanderer 5||March 1907.||253||Wanderer 5|
|Ferguson, R. East Adelaide., De Dion 8||March 1907.||254||De Dion 8|
|Bonython, Sir Langdon. Wakefield St., Darracq 10||March 1907.||255||Darracq 10|
|Wright, R. Magill., More 8||March 1907.||256||More 8|
|Domon, T.A. Maylands., Argyll 14/1||March 1907.||257||Argyll 14/1|
|Jarvis, Dr.T. Moonta., Oldsmobile 5½||March 1907.||258||Oldsmobile 5½|
|Gilbert, S. & Sons Strathalbyn., Aster 10/12||March 1907.||259||Aster 10/12|
|Hardy, H.E. Pirie Street., Humberette 5||March 1907.||260||Humberette 5|
|Terry, A.E. Flinders Street, Oldsmobile 5||March 1907.||261||Oldsmobile 5|
|Coombe, V.L. Hindmarsh., Osborne 3½||March 1907.||262||Osborne 3½|
|Reed, P.W. Prospect., De Dion 8||March 1907.||263||De Dion 8|
|Torr, S. Mintaro., Talbot 10/12||March 1907.||264||Talbot 10/12|
|Seppelt, O. Seppeltsfield., Horley 8||March 1907.||265||Horley 8|
|Norman, W.A. North Adelaide., Norman 12||March 1907.||266||Norman 12|
|Narroway, T. North Adelaide., Narroway 4½||March 1907.||267||Narroway 4½|
|Harndorf, W.A. Malvern., Humberette 5||March 1907.||268||Humberette 5|
|Verco, Dr.S.M. Woodside., Oldsmobile 7||March 1907.||269||Oldsmobile 7|
|Gard Brothers. Gouger Street., Rexette 5½||March 1907.||270||0|
|Taylor, J.W. Kadina., Vauxhall 6||March 1907.||271||Vauxhall 6|
|Stacy, H.C.D. Glenelg., Oldsmobile 5||March 1907.||272||Oldsmobile 5|
|Hill, A. Plympton., Oldsmobile 5||March 1907.||273||Oldsmobile 5|
|Bakewell, J.W. Mount Lofty., Talbot 12||March 1907.||275||Talbot 12|
|Smith, T.E. Barr, Glen Osmond, De Dion 24||March 1907.||274||De Dion 24|
|O’Leary, r.A.P.E. Glenelg., Alldays 10/12||March 1907.||276||Alldays 10/12|
|Murphy, M.P. Victoria Square, Minerva 10||March 1907.||277||Minerva 10|
|Proctor, Dr.J.S. Mount Pleasant., Talbot 10/12||March 1907.||278||Talbot 10/12|
|Leich, W. Unley., Talbot 10/12||March 1907.||279||Talbot 10/12|
|May, A. Gawler., Lewis 8||March 1907.||280||Lewis 8|
|Rodda, T.H. Kadina., Berry 4||March 1907.||281||Berry 4|
|Smith, Bertie Barr. Adelaide., Gladiator 16||March 1907.||282||Gladiator 16|
|May, G.M. Prospect., Oldsmobile 7||March 1907.||283||Oldsmobile 7|
|Elliott, F.J. Strathalbyn., Oldsmobile 7||March 1907.||284||Oldsmobile 7|
|Baker, Sir Richard. Adelaide., Talbot 16||March 1907.||285||Talbot 16|