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
Niesche, Dr.F.W. Wakefield Street, Talbot 12 March 1908. 80 Talbot 12
Bray, H.M. Hutt Street., De Dion 10 March 1908. 80 De Dion 10
Lee, William A. Gumeracha., Oldsmobile 5 March 1908. 81 Oldsmobile 5
Dunn, L.W.G. Blumberg., De Dion 10 March 1908. 82 De Dion 10
Waters, Urs.L.H. West Terrace., Humberette 5½ March 1908. 83 Humberette 5½
90 – Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Hindmarsh Square, Trade numbers March 1908. 85 0
Lillecrapp, F.L. College Park., Argyll 12/14 March 1908. 91 Argyll 12/14
Lukowitz, Dr.M.von North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1908. 92 De Dion 8
Hewitt, A. Glen Osmond., March 1908. 93
Bollen, Dr.C. Woodville., Cov Humber 10 March 1908. 94 Cov Humber 10
Humphries & Son, F. Carrington St., Talbot 10/12 March 1908. 95 Talbot 10/12
Trott, G.W. Medindie., Argyll 16/20 March 1908. 96 Argyll 16/20
Gault, Dr.A.H. Lower Mitcham., Humber 10/12 March 1908. 97 Humber 10/12
Porter, W.H.R. Mill Terrace., Darracq 8 March 1908. 98 Darracq 8
Newland, Dr.H.S. North Terrace., Humber 10/12 March 1908. 99 Humber 10/12
Magarey, Dr.F. North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1908. 100 De Dion 8
Claxton, N. North Adelaide., Vauxhall 7/9 March 1908. 101 Vauxhall 7/9
Delbridge, P. Rose Park., Darracq 10 March 1908. 102 Darracq 10
Plummer, Dr.Violet Pirie Street., March 1908. 103
Duncan, Mre.A.R. Stirling West., Napier 18/22 March 1908. 104 Napier 18/22
Hill & Sons, James Grenfell Street., Darracq 12 March 1908. 105 Darracq 12
Hayward, F. Rundle Street., March 1908. 106
Toms, H.H. Adelaide., Talbot 8/10 March 1908. 107 Talbot 8/10
Chandler, T.A. Adelaide., De Dion 10 March 1908. 108 De Dion 10
Souter, Dr.J.F. Uraidla., Minerva 5 March 1908. 109 Minerva 5
Jay, Dr.M.R.H. North Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1908. 110 De Dion 8
McFarlane, A. jun. Wellington, Darracq 10 March 1908. 111 Darracq 10
117 – Lewis Cycle & Motor Works. Victoria Square., Trade numbers March 1908. 112 0
Cornell, William. Kensington., Speedwell March 1908. 118 Speedwell
Angas, C.H. Angaeton., Talbot 16 March 1908. 119 Talbot 16
Russell, Dr.H.H.E. Unley., Darracq 8 March 1908. 120 Darracq 8
Coombe, Dr.E.E.S. Hindmarsh., Humber 10/12 March 1908. 121 Humber 10/12
Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Adelaide., Butler 8 March 1908. 122 0
Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Adelaide., De Dion 12 March 1908. 123 0
Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1908. 124 0
Adelaide Motor Works & Garage. Adelaide., De Dion 8 March 1908. 125 0
Fisher, C.T. Payneham., De Dion 15 March 1908. 126 De Dion 15
132 – Jams Hill & Sons. Grenfell St., Trade numbers March 1908. 127 0
Tovey, Albert. Unley., Alldays 10 March 1908. 133 Alldays 10
Thomson, B. North Terrace., De Dion 10 March 1908. 134 De Dion 10
Kinnear, C.D. Grenfell St., Wolseley 6 March 1908. 135 Wolseley 6
O’Leary, Dr.A.P.E. Glenelg., Wolseley 6 March 1908. 136 Wolseley 6
Hawker, M.S. Glenelg., Talbot 24 March 1908. 137 Talbot 24
Wilson, T.G. North Adelaide., De Dion 6 March 1908. 138 De Dion 6
Verco, Dr.W.A. North Adelaide., Argyll 10/12 March 1908. 139 Argyll 10/12
Verco, Dr.W.A. North Adelaide., Oldsmobile 4½ March 1908. 140 Oldsmobile 4½
Bond, George. King William St., Oldsmobile 5 March 1908. 141 Oldsmobile 5
Wagener, A.E. Goodwood Road., Humber 5½ March 1908. 142 Humber 5½
Gard Brothers. Gouger Street., Buchet 8 March 1908. 143 0
Ballantyne, R. & Caldwell, F. North Unley., Oldsmobile 5 March 1908. 144 Oldsmobile 5