WA Driver's Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to drive a motor vehicle on a public road. It is illegal to drive on a public road in Western Australia without a current driver's licence. Overseas licence holders, who hold a permanent visa, are only able to drive for up to three months using their overseas driver's licence.

Your licence will authorise you to drive particular classes of vehicle. Licences are available in the following classes: moped, motorcycle, car, light rigid, medium rigid, heavy rigid, heavy combination and multi-combination.

To obtain your first driver's licence you must get a learner's permit. You will need to complete the minimum number of supervised driving hours, and pass a driving test before you can move from a learner's permit to a driver's licence.

Your licence will be issued as a provisional licence if you are a novice driver or are under 18 years old. You will be considered a novice driver unless you have held a driver licence for at least two years. 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

Eligibility requirements vary depending on licence class. Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Motor Driver Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 WA

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Licensing) Regulations 2014 WA

Approval time


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.


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