Preventing number plate theft

Number Plate Theft

To help you avoid becoming a victim of number plate theft, Neighbourhood Watch SA has partnered with the RAA and the Attorney General’s Department to offer tamper-resistant number plate screws, which can be fitted to your vehicle free of charge by an RAA Approved Repairer.

Every year thousands of number plates are stolen across South Australia.  Those number plates are often then fitted to other vehicles to commit crimes like petrol theft, speeding and other traffic offences, or robberies and break-ins.

To find your nearest participating RAA Approved Repairer and take up this offer, please contact the RAA’s Technical Advisory Service on 8202 4689 or by email at

Bookings are essential, and while fitting the screws is a free service, any modifications or drilling may attract a small charge.

For more information, visit the RAA website here.