Seasonal registration

If you only use your vehicle for a part of the year, you can register your vehicle with seasonal registration.

Providing the registration has expired for more than 90 days, but less than 12 months, you will not be charged the higher administration fee (update fee). However, the standard administration fee still applies when renewing.

Examples of where seasonal registration may benefit are:

  • a farm truck used during harvest season
  • a caravan or motorbike used during the summer.

What you'll need

Your registration number.

You can apply for seasonal registration when registering a vehicle for the first time or when renewing a registration. However, seasonal registration may be applied to a registered vehicle at any time.

What happens next

A renewal invitation will be forwarded approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date. If seasonal registration is applied to your vehicle once your registration has expired, a reminder notice will not be sent.

You can renew a vehicle on seasonal registration for a period of 3 months for light vehicles or 3,6 or 9 months for heavy vehicles.

When you renew your registration, the lowest administration fee applies provided the registration has expired more than 90 days but within 12 months of the previous expiry date.

Seasonal registration renewals can't be processed at Australia Post outlets.

You must notify Service SA if you no longer require seasonal registration.

Contact Service SA


Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within three working days.

If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now


Call Service SA between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.

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