Special plate conditions

  • All number plates remain the legal property of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
  • If the registration on your vehicle has been expired for more than 90 days, you are required to surrender the number plates.
  • Only plates made by an approved manufacturer comply with the requirements of the Motor Vehicles Act. Plates that are not made by a manufacturer approved by the department do not comply and can result in a Traffic Infringement Notice of up to $5000. Compliant plates are the reflective, metal embossed type shown on this site. They are available from a Service SA customer service centre.
  • Plates must be clearly visible from the front and rear (rear only for motor cycles and trailers of all types) and may not be obscured by a tow ball, load, any part of the vehicle's bodywork, plastic cover or dirt build-up or faded.
  • There are various types of number plate agreements and the terms of these agreements vary. Only certain agreements are transferable.
  • If a person is intending to purchase certain rights to an agreement they must sight the Agreement Schedule or Certificate of Agreement. If you have any doubt of availability or conditions of the number plate please email  dpti.enquiriesadministrator@sa.gov.au.

Fees

Fees shown are subject to change and apply to all sizes of plates, a pair of plates in the case of cars and commercial vehicles and one plate in the case of motor cycles, trailers and caravans. Special conditions indicates the main provisions which also apply.

 

Plate type Special conditions Fee type Fee
Custom Custom Plates incur an annual renewal fee. Includes the right to re-allocate to another vehicle registered in the same name. Plates may be sold or transferred to another person for an additional fee. Issue 1-6 digits  $200
annual fee   $200
Issue 7 digits  $255
annual fee   $255
replacement (pair)   $22
replacement (pair, size and/or colour change)   $57
agreement transfer   $22
Personalised Includes the right to re-allocate to another vehicle registered in the same name. Conditions apply for re-issuing to a new owner. Issue  $180
replacement (pair)   $22
replacement (pair, size and/or colour change)   $57
Euro Euro Plates incur an annual renewal fee. Includes the right to re-allocate to another vehicle registered in the same name. Plates may be sold or transferred to another person for an additional fee.

Issue

 $150
annual fee  $150
replacement (pair)  $22
Numeric

Numeric Class Specific Rights are only available by public auction.

Class Specific Rights - Issued when Numeric plates are sold by auction. Allows the holder to re-allocate the plate to another vehicle registered in the same name. Plates may be sold and transferred to another individual upon payment of a transfer fee.

Restricted Rights - allow a numeric plate to remain with a vehicle regardless of continuity of registration, while the vehicle remains the property of the owner. Once the vehicle is transferred to a new owner, the Restricted Rights are lost.

Restricted Rights may be granted to a new owner at the discretion of the Registrar where special circumstances apply i.e. to the beneficiary of a deceased estate.

 Auction only  
Premium May be re-allocated* to another vehicle registered in the same name for an additional fee. You must re-allocate* the plate before selling your vehicle to retain the plate otherwise it will automatically be allocated to the new owner. Issue AA000A series $150
replacement (pair)   $22
replacement (size change) AA000A series only  $57
    Issue XX000A series

$220

R & S Series Replacement plates for original R & S Series will carry the South Australia slogan unless you purchase re-allocation* rights. Plates which have not been allocated to a registered vehicle for the past 5 years may be purchased for a once only fee which includes re-allocation* rights. Issue
(standard size with reallocation rights)
 $76
Corporate Includes the right to re-allocate to another vehicle registered in the same name. Plates may not be sold or transferred to another person but may be relinquished and a new agreement purchased for an additional $190. Issue fee includes General Issue character combination, additional fees are incurred for personalised, custom and premium options. Issue from  $190

Artwork

POA 
replacement (pair)   $22
Motorcycle Personalised or Custom plates may be purchased for display on motor cycles. One plate only is required to be displayed on the rear. Fee as above  
General Issue May be re-allocated* to another vehicle registered in the same name for an additional fee. You must re-allocate* the plate before selling your vehicle to retain the plate otherwise it will automatically be allocated to the new owner. Issue
or replacement (pair)
 $22
Non-Standard Trailer Plate Size 252mm x 98mm. Issue  $57
   $22
Re-allocation Rights
*Re-allocation Rights entitles the owner to transfer the plate to another vehicle registered in the same name.
Some plates are purchased with Re-allocation Rights as outlined above. For those plates not purchased with Re-allocation Rights * (ie Premium, R&S Series, Slogan and General Issue), Re-allocation Rights are available for an additional fee.
 First time
Subsequent
reallocations
$54
$22
Plate postage Have your new plates posted to you rather than collecting from a Service SA customer service centre.    $17
Themed
Set series are issued in sequence so you get the next number available.

$190

Custom plates (1-6 characters only)

$390 then $200 per annum