As in most states and territories, CTP insurance in SA is included in the registration fee. Since 1 July 2019, vehicle owners can choose which insurer they want for their CTP when they renew registration.
You must renew car registration in SA before the expiry date. The CTP policy on your vehicle lapses if you do not renew within 30 days of expiry and there are heavy fines for unregistered and uninsured vehicles.
You can choose a registration period of 1, 3 or 12 months.
Total cost of registration depends on:
- Period of registration (1, 3 or 12 months)
- Class of vehicle – passenger, goods carrying, motorcycles etc
- Whether it is garaged in district postcode rated 1 or 2
- Whether or not you claim an input tax credit (GST).
Note, pensioners in SA can get half price registration for a motor vehicle and a trailer or caravan and 50% off the drivers licence fee.
You do not need a roadworthy inspection to register vehicles in SA, except for those defected, modified or written-off. You do not usually need a roadworthy inspection if you are transferring registration from another state.
Renew registration online using Service SA and, if you choose, set up a monthly direct debit. Service SA also provides a free service so you can confirm whether your car is registered and the expiry date.
Registration: Service SA
Phone: 13 10 84
9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri
Visit: SA service centres
Write: GPO Box 1533, Adelaide SA 5001.