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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 31 December 2019.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,264,545 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)1,093,490
HC (Heavy Combination)33,675
HR (Heavy Rigid)56,635
LR (Light Rigid)24,472
MC (Multi Combination)13,423
MR (Medium Rigid)41,125
RD (Bike Date)17,837
R (Motor Bike)151,688

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 Licence1,143,464
Learners Permit57,180
Probationary Licence4,393
Provisional 1 Licence21,044
Provisional 2 Licence45,285

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 16,817
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
4,788
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
1,283
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,119
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
250

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 684,126
Station Wagons 403,259
Panel Vans 37,302
Utilities 186,770
Trucks 41,797
Prime Movers 9,053
Other Commercials 15,385
Commercial Trailers 34,800
Buses 4,175
Tractors 30,566
Motor Bikes 52,621
Caravans 51,098
Trailers 272,993
Others 16,492
Total 1,840,437