Issue of Trade Plates - Western Australia


You will need trade plates if you intend to move roadworthy, unlicensed vehicles on a road in Western Australia. Trade plates allow businesses that are involved in the motor vehicle and agricultural equipment industry to undertake activities such as:

  • delivering vehicles to purchasers
  • test-driving vehicles for sale
  • transporting vehicles to and from manufacturers, dealers, repairers or agents
  • transporting vehicles to authorised premises to get it examined or licensed
  • testing a vehicle after repair.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must be a:

  • vehicle manufacturer (including trailer / boat trailer manufacturers)
  • vehicle dealer (including caravan and boat dealers)
  • vehicle body builder
  • vehicle repairer
  • new or used vehicle transporter
  • registered used car dealer.

You will also be able to eligible if you run a business that provides the following services in relation to vehicles:

  • window tinting
  • applying graphics or signage
  • installing or repairing audio, security or communications equipment
  • detailing
  • customs brokerage.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $500.00

Trade plate deposit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $28.00

Trade plate for dealers (plate fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $45.80

Annual trade plate fee. Fees for 2023-24

General Application All $34.00

Trade plate remake fee. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 Western Australia

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.