If you are visiting from interstate or have recently moved here permanently make sure that you are driving legally.
You must apply for a licence and register your vehicle in South Australia within three months of becoming a permanent resident.
If your interstate vehicle registration label has been lost or destroyed you may need to apply for an interstate visitor's permit so that you can drive your car here while waiting for the replacement label to arrive.
Registering an interstate vehicle
Unless you hold a current interstate registration certificate in exactly the same name as the intended South Australian registration the vehicle must have a vehicle inspection to confirm the correct identity of the vehicle.
After the vehicle has been inspected you can provide the following information to a Service SA customer service centre:
After you have registered the vehicle in South Australia you can apply to the state where the vehicle was previously registered for a refund of registration fees.
Applying for an interstate visitor's permit
Complete an application for an interstate visitor's permit at a Service SA customer service centre.
You will also need to provide:
- evidence that the vehicle is registered interstate, or
- a permit that authorises its use in South Australia.