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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 30 June 2019.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,258,327 licence holders, this includes full, provisional 1, provisional 2, probationary licences and learners permits and does not include disqualified drivers, suspended, cancelled or expired licences.

Licence class Number of holders
C (Car)1,086,272
HC (Heavy Combination)34,154
HR (Heavy Rigid)57,048
LR (Light Rigid)24,605
MC (Multi Combination)12,951
MR (Medium Rigid)41,288
RD (Bike Date)17,920
R (Motor Bike)152,377

The sum of licence classes will not equal the number of licence holders because a driver can have a motor bike and another class of licence i.e. C and R.

Licence types Number of holders
Full Licence1,137,759
Learners Permit56,232
Probationary Licence4,102
Provisional 1 Licence21,113
Provisional 2 Licence45,883

The sum of licence types will not equal the number of licence holders because a driver can have a learner's permit for another class of vehicle in addition to the class on their licence.

Other licence information Number of holders
Licence holder disqualifications started in the last 12 months 15,950
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
4,971
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
1,208
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,130
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
245

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 688,203
Station Wagons 390,188
Panel Vans 36,952
Utilities 182,653
Trucks 41,844
Prime Movers 8,863
Other Commercials 15,182
Commercial Trailers 33,498
Buses 4,220
Tractors 30,549
Motor Bikes 45,688
Caravans 50,138
Trailers 269,558
Others 16,133
Total 1,813,669