Vehicle Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle on a public road. A vehicle must be licensed before you can drive it on a public road. You will also require a driver's licence that authorises you to drive the type of vehicle you intend to use.

A licence is also required for trailers and caravans. A licence is not required for either:

  • an agricultural implement being towed on a road by a licensed vehicle
  • a motorised vehicle  designed to be incapable of exceeding 10 kilometres per hour (for example an electric wheelchair or ride on lawnmower)
  • a single or two-wheeled electric personal transport that is designed to not be capable of exceeding 10 kilometres per hour and which is only used in a designated electronic personal transport area
  • a power assisted pedal cycle.

If your vehicle licence has expired, or you want to licence an imported vehicle, you may need to get the vehicle examined first. Once the vehicle is licensed a new set of number plates will be issued. 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 this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old (for a heavy vehicle), or 16 years old (for any other vehicle)
  • keep your vehicle primarily in Western Australia
  • ensure that your vehicle meets the prescribed standards and requirements
  • pay any required fees
  • submit the required forms.

You may also be required to have your vehicle examined by an authorised vehicle examiner. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Miscellaneous All $3.95 Duplicate tax invoices.
Apply Transfer All $15.60 Transfer of vehicle licence.

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 Western Australia

Lodgement process


You must submit your completed application along with your proof of age and identity in person.

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

Supporting information