Driving Instructor's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to instruct any learner driver for reward or other payment. Your licence will authorise you to act as an instructor for one or more classes of vehicles.

Where you have made an application, and it is yet to be assessed, or you do not meet all or any of the requirements, you may request a temporary permit. A permit may authorise you to act as a driving instructor for up to six months.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be considered to be a person of good character and a fit and proper person
  • have a National Police Check
  • be competent to teach people to drive motor vehicles
  • have held the relevant class of driver's licence for three years
  • pass any tests and courses required by the Agency.





Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $101.40

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $5.35

Issue of an instructor's licence. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $5.10

Issue of an instructor's permit. Fees for 2021-22

General Duplicate Certificate All $7.80

Fees for 2021-22

General Examination All $161.80

Test by the Director General. Fees for 2021-22


Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Drivers Instructors Act 1963 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Drivers Instructors Regulations 1964 Western Australia

Application process


You must lodge your application, then complete a practical test, and then if succesful pay the fee. You will then be issued the licence.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Driver and Vehicle Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Driver and Vehicle Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Western Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX R1290
Perth, Western Australia 6844
Phone: 13 11 56
Phone: 08 9215 1204