Short-term unregistered vehicle permit
A short-term unregistered vehicle permit allows an unregistered vehicle to be driven on the road for a special reason, such as a vehicle inspection, repairs, car event or rally.
Before you begin
You will need the following information:
- number plate
- vehicle identification number (VIN) or engine number
- type and make of vehicle
- reason for the permit
- the route and specific time to be driven.
How to apply
Some permits can't be issued online - eg left hand drive vehicle permits that require a left hand drive exemption certificate and defected vehicles with a lift and tow restriction. Otherwise, you need a mySA GOV account to apply.
- The permit must be attached to the windscreen of your vehicle, or if the vehicle does not have a windscreen, the permit must be carried with you while driving the vehicle.
- Permits may be granted for a maximum of three days but are usually only issued for as long as necessary - eg one day for a vehicle inspection.
- No refund is paid if a permit is cancelled.
These fees are effective from 1 July 2016.
The fee is the same with or without input tax credit entitlement.
Unregistered vehicle permits
|Vehicle inspection - issued for one day||$45.00|
|Trailer inspection - Issued for one day||$7.00|
|Relocation/repair of a vehicle - issued for up to 3 days depending on the nature of the repair or relocation|
|Relocation/repair of a trailer - issued for up to 3 days depending on the nature of the repair or relocation||$22.00|
|Duplicate permit fee|
Go to a Service SA customer service centre or call 13 10 84.