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
  • vehicle transporters.

You may not need to apply if you already have trade plates from another State or Territory.

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
  • 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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $43.70

Trade plate permit

Apply Application All $500.00

Trade plate deposit

Apply Application All $25.35

Trade plate for Dealers (plate fee)

Apply Application All $27.70 Temporary number plate.
General Application All $34.00

Trade plate remake fee


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

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Driver and Vehicle Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

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