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
Jarman, E.C. Hindley Street., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 286 Oldsmobile 5
Cowell, W.J. Medindie., Argyll 10/12 March 1907. 287 Argyll 10/12
Young, J. Wallaroo., Phoenix 6 March 1907. 288 Phoenix 6
Finkelstein, M. Adelaide., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 289 Oldsmobile 5
Kennedy, J.A. Wayville., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 290 Oldsmobile 5
Hydraulic Engineer’s Department. Adelaide., Darracq 10 March 1907. 291 0
Brooks, G. Clare., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 292 Oldsmobile 7
Cranford, C.E. Port Lincoln., Puckridge 3 March 1907. 293 Puckridge 3
Fuse, H. Fullarton., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 294 Oldsmobile 5
Waterhouse, A. Grenfell Street, Darracq 10 March 1907. 295 Darracq 10
Haigh, Mrs.M. South Terrace., Darracq 15 March 1907. 296 Darracq 15
Goldman, Mrs.L. Adelaide., Argyll 10/12 March 1907. 297 Argyll 10/12
Clutterbuck, W.C. Collingwood., Russell 16 March 1907. 298 Russell 16
Shipster, F.P. McLaren Vale., De Dion 8 March 1907. 299 De Dion 8
Smith, Drs.O.W. & A.A. Clare., Argyll 10/12 March 1907. 300 Argyll 10/12
Lawson, A.B. North Adelaide., Clement-Bayard 10/12 March 1907. 301 Clement-Bayard 10/12
Barrett, Alfred. North Adelaide., Argyll 10/12 March 1907. 302 Argyll 10/12
Corpe, A.D. Hyde Park., Royal Enfield 3½ March 1907. 303 Royal Enfield 3½
Brooks, E.A.C. Littlehampton., Tarrant 8 March 1907. 304 Tarrant 8
Lunn, Mrs.F.J. Mount Lofty., De Dion 10 March 1907. 305 De Dion 10
Growden, Geo. Port Pirie., Oldsmobile 10 March 1907. 306 Oldsmobile 10
Hargreaves, W.A. Woodville., De Dion 10 March 1908. 1 De Dion 10
Waite, Peter. Glen Osmond., Talbot 15 March 1908. 2 Talbot 15
Gunson, Dr.J.B. Angas Street., Darracq 8 March 1908. 3 Darracq 8
Cudmore, Dr.A.M. North Terrace., Darracq 8 March 1908. 4 Darracq 8
Swift, Dr.H. Victoria Square., Talbot 10/12 March 1908. 5 Talbot 10/12
Ayers, F.G. Waymouth Street., Minerva 14 March 1908. 6 Minerva 14
Morgan, Dr.A.M. Angas Street., March 1908. 7
Ayers, A.E. King William St., Talbot 24 March 1908. 8 Talbot 24
Waterhouse, A. East Terrace., Talbot 15 March 1908. 9 Talbot 15
Rymill, E.S. East Terrace., Talbot 25 March 1908. 10 Talbot 25
Rymill, A.G. Glenelg., Argyll 14/16 March 1908. 11 Argyll 14/16
McFarlane, A. Wellington East., Darracq 15 March 1908. 12 Darracq 15
Lendon, Dr.A.A. North Terrace., Darracq 8 March 1908. 13 Darracq 8
Lendon, Dr.A.A. North Terrace., Darracq 12 March 1908. 14 Darracq 12
Harris, F.G. Gawler., Talbot 16 March 1908. 15 Talbot 16
Florey, J. Malvern., Darracq 10 March 1908. 16 Darracq 10
Smith, T.E. Barr Currie Street., De Dion 10 March 1908. 17 De Dion 10
Scarfe, A.A. Burnside., Talbot 16 March 1908. 18 Talbot 16
Marsden, Dr.W.C. Willunga., March 1908. 19
Meikle,,Dr.A.J. Yankalilla., De Dion 8 March 1908. 20 De Dion 8
Smith, Drs.O.W. ,&A.A. Clare., Argyll 12/14 March 1908. 21 Argyll 12/14
Pilkington, C.G. Marryatville., Talbot 8/10 March 1908. 22 Talbot 8/10
Ralli, S.S. Adelaide., March 1908. 23
Ralli, S.S. Adelaide., Napier 40 March 1908. 24 Napier 40
Knox, N.A. Burnside., Talbot 12 March 1908. 25 Talbot 12
Brown, A.P. Mintaro., Talbot 10/12 March 1908. 26 Talbot 10/12
Gebhardt, L.W. Mount Bryan., Talbot 8/10 March 1908. 27 Talbot 8/10
Gebhardt, Albert G. Kooringa., Talbot 10/12 March 1908. 28 Talbot 10/12
Fooks, Dr.E.V.R. Gawler., Talbot 1042 March 1908. 29 Talbot 1042