Concessions for registration and driver's licence

You may be eligible for reduced fees for vehicle registration and driver's licences or be exempt from paying stamp duty on compulsory third-party insurance.

Pensioner concession

You may be entitled to this concession if you hold a pension card issued by the Australian Government.

This concession is not valid for heavy vehicles with a laden mass greater than 4,500 kg.

Benefits include:

  • 50% reduction in the registration fee - you may only receive concession on the registration of one motor vehicle (or motorcycle) and one trailer (or caravan) that you own and use
  • exemption from the payment of stamp duty on compulsory third party insurance
  • 50% reduction in the driver's licence fee.

How to apply for the concession

Email

Complete an application form and scan and email to servicesa@sa.gov.au.

Phone

Call Service SA on 13 10 84. Consent to a Centrelink confirmation check will be required.

In person

Complete an application form and attend a Service SA customer service centre.

Concession applications will be verified electronically with Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Incapacitated person's concession

You may be entitled to this concession if you have lost the use of one or both legs and, for this reason, are unable to use public transport.

Benefits include:

  • 50% reduction in the registration fee - you can receive this concession on the registration of one motor vehicle (or motorcycle) that you own and use
  • exemption from the payment of stamp duty on compulsory third party insurance - this is not a reduction in private vehicle insurance premiums
  • exemption from the payment of stamp duty on the value of the vehicle.

This concession is not valid for heavy vehicles with a laden mass greater than 4,500 kg.

How to apply for the concession

In person

Complete an application form and attend a Service SA customer service centre with your concession card and medical certificate.

Concession applications will be verified electronically with Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Incapacitated ex-service person's concession

You may be entitled to this concession if, as a result of your service in the military, you:

  • are totally and permanently incapacitated, or
  • are blind or have lost a leg or foot, or
  • receive a pension from the Commonwealth for total incapacity or impairment of motion (at a rate of not less than 70% of the total incapacity pension).

Benefits include:

  • 66.6% reduction in registration fees - you can receive concession on the registration of one motor vehicle (or motorcycle) that you own and use
  • exemption from the payment of stamp duty on compulsory third party insurance - this is not a reduction in the private vehicle insurance premiums
  • exemption from the payment of stamp duty on the value of the vehicle
  • 50% reduction in the driver's licence fee.

This concession is not valid for heavy vehicles with a laden mass greater than 4,500 kg.

How to apply for the concession

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Present a letter from the Department of Veterans' Affairs showing total incapacity and eligibility with your application. If you're a holder of a GOLD card that is endorsed with the letters TPI (totally and permanently incapacitated) or EDI (extreme disablement adjustment) you may be exempt from producing the letter.
  3. Lodge the application at a Service SA customer service centre.

For more information, phone Service SA on 13 10 84.

Primary producer concession

A primary producer may be engaged in farming, beekeeping, fishing or other similar activity. Benefit includes:

  • 50% reduction on light vehicle registration fees
  • 40% reduction in some heavy vehicle registration fees.

A boat trailer is a non-commercial vehicle and therefore is not valid for this concession.

How to apply for the concession

Farmers

  1. Complete the application for vehicle registration concession (78.8 KB PDF) or an application for client concession (86.1 KB PDF) with the location of the land being farmed.
  2. State whether the land is owned, leased or share farmed. If the land is share farmed - the current share farming agreement must be shown.
  3. Lodge the application at a Service SA customer service centre.

Apiarists

  1. Complete the application for vehicle registration concession (78.8 KB PDF) or an application for client concession (86.1 KB PDF) with the location of the land being farmed.
  2. State the number of beehives and have a minimum of 100 hives.
  3. Be registered with the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
  4. Lodge the application at a Service SA customer service centre.

Fishing

  1. Complete the application for vehicle registration concession (78.8 KB PDF) or an application for client concession (86.1 KB PDF).
  2. Show that a marine scale or restricted marine scale fishing licence has been issued in your name by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA.
  3. Lodge the application at a Service SA customer service centre.

For more information, phone Service SA on 13 10 84.


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Page last updated 10 September 2020

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