Check vehicle or boat registration

Check registration details for your vehicle or boat.

Penalties apply for driving an unregistered vehicle or operating an unregistered boat. If you're not sure that a vehicle or boat is registered, it's best to check.

Other information returned from this check may include:

  • make
  • body or hull type
  • compulsory third party (CTP) insurer (vehicles only)
  • heavy vehicle details (gross vehicle/combination/trailer mass, etc)

Who is this for

People who want to check that a vehicle or boat is registered.

What you need

A South Australian vehicle plate number or boat registration number.

Additional information

Registration is valid until midnight of the expiry date. For example: if a registration is due to expire on 26 June, the vehicle can be driven up until midnight on 26 June.

You can check and manage your registration with a mySA GOV account.


You can renew vehicle registration online even if it has expired.

You can also subscribe for digital renewal notices in your mySA GOV account to receive electronic notifications when your registration is due to expire.


You can renew boat registration online. If it has expired, your registration will automatically update from the date of payment (no higher administration fee applies).

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, please phone or visit a customer service centre instead.

Enquire now


Call Service SA Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays on:

In person

Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.

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