I have sold a vehicle
If you sell or dispose of a vehicle, you must notify Service SA. If you don’t, you could be held responsible for parking and other driving offences until the new owner transfers the registration into their name.
Who is this for
This is for people who have sold or disposed of a vehicle that has previously been registered in South Australia.
What you need
To notify Service SA online, you will need:
- A mySA GOV account.
- The buyer's:
- South Australian driver's licence or client number
- first and last name
- date of birth
- The date and time of sale, and the selling price.
There is no cost to lodge a notice of disposal.
What happens next
Once the notice of disposal has been lodged, the vehicle will continue to be listed in your mySA GOV account until the new owner has lodged the application to transfer registration and paid the transfer fees.
If the vehicle is registered, the new owner has 14 days to lodge the application to transfer.
Notify in person or by post
When selling a vehicle you can also submit the completed disposal notice in person or by post:
- Submit at any Service SA customer service centre.
- Mail the completed disposal notice to:
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
If you are lodging the disposal notice in person or by post, the back of the vehicle’s registration details certificate must be completed by both the seller and the buyer. The disposal notice is the responsibility of the seller. The application for transfer of registration is the responsibility of the buyer.
If you, as the seller, don't intend to transfer the registration, do not sign the transfer papers. If you wish to cancel the registration, you must do so within seven days.
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.
Call Service SA Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays on:
Service SA Customer Service Centre locations and opening hours.