Short-term Unregistered Vehicle Permit - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to drive an unregistered vehicle on a nominated journey for a specific purpose. Relevant purposes include:

  • vehicle inspection
  • vehicle repairs
  • attending a car event or rally
  • relocating a vehicle.

The nominated journey must start in South Australia. Where a permit is required for interstate travel, it is advisable to check with the interstate authority to ensure that the permit is valid for the nominated journey.

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.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Calculate Vehicle Registration Fees (Opens in new window)

Application process


You'll need:

  • number plate details
  • vehicle identification number (VIN) or engine number
  • type and make of vehicle
  • reason for the permit
  • the route and specific time to be driven
  • access to a printer.

Lodgement process


Some permits can not be issued online, including:

  • left-hand drive vehicle permits
  • defected vehicles with a lift and tow restriction.

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.