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.

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
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