Trade Plates - South Australia


The issue of a trade plate is restricted to persons such as vehicle repairers and motor dealers wishing to drive an unregistered vehicle for limited purposes, eg delivery of a vehicle from manufacturer to a dealer or auctioneer, testing of a vehicle that has recently been repaired or test driving a new vehicle prior to sale.

Service type


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


1, 2 or 3 years.


Variable; Please contact the Agency

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicles Act 1959 South Australia

Additional information

Documents must be physically presented with payment at a Service SA Customer Service Centre for processing.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Lands, Vehicle Registration and Licensing

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Inquiries

Operating address: 77 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 131084
Fax: 0883432142
Website: (Opens in new window)