Short-term unregistered vehicle permits
Apply for a short-term unregistered vehicle permit if you want to drive your unregistered vehicle on the road for a special reason, such as a vehicle inspection, for repairs, or to attend car event or rally.
Who is this for
People who want to apply for a short-term unregistered vehicle permit.
What you need
You will need the following details:
- number plate
- vehicle identification number (VIN) or engine number
- type and make of vehicle
- reason for the permit
- the route and specific time to be driven.
Some permits can't be issued online - eg, left-hand drive vehicle permits that require a left-hand drive exemption certificate, or defected vehicles with a lift and tow restriction.
What happens next
The permit must be attached to the windscreen of your vehicle, or if the vehicle does not have a windscreen, the permit must be carried with you while driving the vehicle.
Permits may be granted for a maximum of three days but are usually only issued for as long as necessary - eg one day for a vehicle inspection.
No refund is paid if a permit is cancelled.
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.
- Registration and driver's licences - 13 10 84 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm)
- Overseas callers - +61 8 8463 3490
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001