Find out how to renew your vehicle licence (registration) in Western Australia, including what to do if your vehicle licence is overdue. Information on why vehicle licence stickers are no longer issued for light vehicles is also provided here.
About vehicle licence renewals
- Light vehicles can be licensed or renewed for six or twelve months.
- Heavy vehicles (over 4,500kg gross vehicle mass) can be licensed or renewed for three, six or twelve months.
- Motor Vehicle Dealers participating in the Dealer Network Scheme can licence vehicles for three months.
- Clients who own three or more vehicles may apply to us to have all of their vehicles expire on the same day.
Account lookup (Pay online)
Have you misplaced your account details? An account number is required to make online payments for a current invoice(s) for your Driver's Licence or Vehicle Licence (registration).
Check your vehicle licence expiry date online
Find out when your vehicle licence expires via our online facility. All you need is your vehicle plate number.Check your vehicle licence expiry date now
Driver and Vehicle enquiries (online)
Only Driver and Vehicle
enquiries should be submitted via the following form:
Early vehicle licence renewals
A vehicle licence may only be renewed up to three months before the current licence expires.
Expired vehicle licences
What you need to know
|Up to 3 months late
||You cannot drive your vehicle on the road; however you have three (3) months from the expiry date to renew your vehicle licence without the need to have the vehicle examined. The renewal period will be calculated from the previous expiry date where the fees are paid within this 3-month period.|
|Over 3 months late
||You cannot drive your vehicle on the road and you are required to return the number plates to us in order to avoid a penalty being issued. To re-licence your vehicle you will need to get your vehicle examined.|
Fees, rates, concessions and third party insurance
A schedule of licensing fees is provided below. You may also be eligible for a vehicle licence concession
How to pay your vehicle licence renewal
The easiest and quickest way to pay your vehicle licence renewal is to pay online
- via BPAY using your bank (Internet or phone banking); or
- via our online payment facility using your credit card (Visa or MasterCard are accepted).
You can also pay by telephone, post or in person. Refer to payment options for further details.
No more vehicle licence stickers for light vehicles
In an innovative move to improve vehicle licensing efficiency, the Government no longer issues vehicle licence stickers and discs for light vehicles.
This initiative has been made possible through the development of advanced wireless equipment and number plate recognition software facilitating roadside vehicle licence checks.
Amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1974 (WA) became effective on 1 January 2010.
What does this mean to you?
- You will no longer receive a vehicle licence sticker from when you your vehicle licence
- You can now check your vehicle licence expiry date online. All you need is your vehicle plate number
- There is no other change to the light vehicle licensing process.
For more information refer to the frequently asked questions (below).
Renewal of a vehicle licence that has a nominated expiry date
Owners of vehicles that are licensed under the bulk billing scheme will receive a ‘fleet schedule’ prior to the nominated expiry date, which lists all of the owner’s vehicles and the total renewal payment due. Individual renewal notices are not sent to these vehicle owners.
Owners of three to nine (3 to 9) vehicles can also apply for a nominated expiry date but these vehicles are not provided a fleet schedule or a bulk billing code.
Renewal of a vehicle licence with an overdue transfer payment
Vehicle licences cannot be renewed if there is an overdue transfer payment due (ie it has been more than 28 days since the transfer invoice was issued).
Vehicle licence duty must be paid before the licence can be renewed.
Renewing a vehicle licence for part of the year where an annual inspection applies
Clients renewing vehicle licences for part of a year (six month periods) where the vehicle is subject to annual inspection do not need to provide an inspection report if they have already had the vehicle inspected within a year of the renewal date.
Renewing a WA vehicle licence where the vehicle is taken overseas
All vehicles that have a licence granted, transferred or renewed in WA must be primarily based in WA.
Transport cannot renew the licence for a WA vehicle that is temporarily overseas. The third party insurance included in the licence only covers vehicles operated within the Commonwealth of Australia.
Vehicle licence plate receipts
A plate receipt will be issued if:
- a vehicle is de-licensed and the number plates have been returned,
- the number plate(s) are lost or stolen (a declaration must be completed); or
- a set of number plates issued by another State, Territory or Country are returned.