Reconciliation action plan

The Department's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is part of a Commonwealth and State policy seeking to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians on life expectancy, educational achievement and employment opportunities.

  Acknowledgement of Country

The Department of Transport acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and pays respect to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

  About the Reconciliation Action Plan

In May 2013, we officially launched our Reconciliation Action Plan for 2012-2016 to assist us in promoting reconciliation. The Plan builds on our previous Reconciliation Action Plan and further strengthens relationships with Aboriginal customers, welcoming and accepting differences and commonalities within our cultures and increasing the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to contribute to DoT's Business.

An Access and Inclusion Committee monitors the implementation of the Plan throughout the Department, ensuring it remains relevant and is achieving its outcomes.

The Plan is a dynamic initiative, developed in consultation with staff across the Department.

The Plan includes actions that are unique to our business and services and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people who access these services, as well as focusing on employment opportunities and raising awareness of cultural diversity.

  How to obtain a copy of the Reconciliation Action Plan

A copy of the Plan is provided in PDF format below.

DOT_P_RAP_2012_16.pdf icon Kb

  Our commitment to reconciliation

As a major Western Australian agency, we are able to take a leading role in fostering reconciliation. We are committed to:

  • Providing and promoting opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and employment.
  • Raising awareness within our workforce of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and practices.
  • Influencing and participating in whole of government decisions to achieve equality.
  • Ensuring our facilities, services and information are accessible to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the community.

  Reconciliation Action Plan related links

  Remote Licensing Service

Remote Licensing Service logo

Part of the Department of Transport's Remote Areas Licensing program which seeks to improve outcomes for people residing in remote areas (particularly Aboriginal people) through obtainment and retention of a driver's licence.

The Remote Licensing Service travels to remote communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West and Goldfields regions to provide customers with access to a range of licensing services.

The Remote Licensing Service offers a range of services that can be found at regional Department of Transport offices, including:

  • Checking a driver's licence to make sure it's current and valid.
  • Theory testing for learner's permits.
  • Capturing driver's licence photos.
  • Practical Driving Assessments.
  • Transferring vehicle registrations.
  • Helping customers with the identity requirements required for getting a licence.

The Remote Licensing Service can be identified by the distinctive icon on the program vehicles and staff uniforms.

  Driver and Vehicle enquiries (online)

This form is designed for Driver and Vehicle (licensing) enquiries only.

Driver and Vehicle enquiries (online)


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