Renew vehicle registration

Renew your vehicle registration (including a car, caravan, motorcycle or trailer) for 3 or 12 months.

Renew online

To renew online you'll need one of these:

  • the payment number (available on your paper or digital renewal notice) or
  • the plate number, and the licence or client number of the registered owner.

Other ways to renew


You can use our online calculator or view approximate fees for the most common vehicle types - visit the vehicle registration fees page.

What happens next

When you renew online, you can print the receipt or have it sent to a nominated email address.

Early or late registration renewal

Registration paid before the expiry date, will commence the day after the existing expiry date.

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

Expired registrations can still be renewed online. You'll be given 2 options:

  • renew the registration from the date of payment but keep the original expiry date
  • elect to re-register from the date of payment and update the expiry date (an additional $21 will apply).

In both circumstances, the vehicle is deemed unregistered for the period between the expiry date and the time of payment.


If you are eligible for a registration concession and it has not been applied to your renewal notice see registration and licence concessions for how to apply.

If you have a concession and it has been applied to your renewal notice, this will be validated during the renewal process.

Input tax credit (ITC) entitlement

When you renew your registration, you must declare any input tax credit (ITC) entitlement.

Generally, to be able to claim this, the vehicle owner would be:

  • registered for GST with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or be required to be registered
  • using the vehicle for business purposes.

The ATO website has more information on claiming GST credits.

Need help?

Contact Service SA


Only send general enquiries online. Service SA will respond within 3 working days.

If the matter is urgent or is specifically about your current licence or registration, phone or visit a Service SA 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 centre locations and opening hours.

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