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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 30 June 2017.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,232,106 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)1,059,073
HC (Heavy Combination)35,331
HR (Heavy Rigid)57,773
LR (Light Rigid)24,688
MC (Multi Combination)12,352
MR (Medium Rigid)41,273
RD (Bike Date)17,842
R (Motor Bike)152,834

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 Licence1,114,855
Learners Permit53,520
Probationary Licence4,034
Provisional 1 Licence23,148
Provisional 2 Licence43,350

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 16,734
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
6,232
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
888
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,368
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
324

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 709,362
Station Wagons 346,896
Panel Vans 35,699
Utilities 166,982
Trucks 41,715
Prime Movers 8,514
Other Commercials 13,844
Commercial Trailers 31,777
Buses 4,088
Tractors 30,554
Motor Bikes 45,830
Caravans 47,270
Trailers 266,056
Others 15,809
Total 1,764,396