You may require trade plates if you manufacture, repair, transport or sell motor vehicles. Trade plates authorise the testing, transfer, and delivery of motor vehicles, motorcycles, caravans, trailers or agricultural machinery that are not licensed. Trade plates may be assigned and issued to:
- Manufacturers of vehicles (including trailers and boats);
- Dealers in vehicles (including registered used car dealers);
- Builders of vehicles bodies;
- Window tinters;
- Car detailers;
- Motor vehicle repairers; or
- Vehicle transporters.
Trade plates issued in other states or territories may be recognised. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for trade plates you must:
- Be registered as a business entity engaged in the manufacture, repair, dealing, selling, transporting, building, tinting or detailing of vehicles;
- Complete the required application form; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Fees vary. Please view the attached document on fees, or consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Department of Transport
Driver and Vehicle Services
Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 (Western Australia)
Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (Western Australia)
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