Issue of Trade Plates - Western Australia


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.

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 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 Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary. Please view the attached document on fees, or consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Trade Plates - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 WA

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 WA

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.

Enquiries, Vehicle Licensing

Driver and Vehicle Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Operating address: Tassels Place
Western Australia 6018
Phone: 13 11 56
Fax: 08 6551 6001