Apply for a WA driver's licence (interstate licence holders)
Grant of licence
If you meet all of the requirements below you will be granted a WA driver's licence.
If you are a provisional licence holder (P plater) refer to Rules for novice drivers (includes L and P platers) in the 'Rules and Penalties' section of our website.
How to apply for a Western Australian driver's licence
Attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent
To transfer your interstate driver’s licence you will need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.
You must take the following documentation with you:
- your driver’s licence from another Australian jurisdiction (current or expired less than five years), or a combination of driver licence details/letter from your issuing authority;
- proof of identity - accepted documents are provided in the fact sheet below;
- proof of your WA residential address;
- one document that shows your signature;
- If you have changed your name you will need to provide documentation relating to your name change e.g. divorce papers, marriage certificate, change of name certificate, deed poll papers or licence to change name documentation;
- the name on your documentation should provide a clear link to the name on your interstate drivers licence - if the name on your interstate drivers licence does not match the name on your identification documents a Western Australian licence cannot be granted; and
- the driver's licence application fee, together with the licence fee (only required if your original licence has expired). If your licence has expired you have the option of paying for a 1 year or 5 year licence.
- External Territories such as Cocos, Norfolk and Christmas Islands will be required to pay the driver's licence application fee, together with the licence fee regardless of expiry.
If you are a pensioner or senior you may be eligible to receive a concession on your driver's licence fee. Refer to our web page on concessions.
Steps to completing the application
When attending a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent you will be required to:
- complete an application form;
- answer questions regarding traffic or criminal convictions and declare any medical conditions or medication taken;
- pass a standard eyesight test;
- have your photo taken for your new licence; and
- you may be required to complete a ‘Customer consent to obtain information from another Licensing Authority’ form which may be used to verify the initial date of issue of your licence. If required, the form will be given to you at the Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent when you apply for the grant of a WA driver's licence.
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Providing a photograph for your licence
You will need to have your photograph taken for your driver's licence. Your photograph will be taken at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent or PhotoPoint. Your signature will also need to be captured.
If you have concerns regarding the photograph, please refer to our frequently asked questions.
If your driver's licence has expired by more than five years, you must complete any theory tests and practical driving assessments that are applicable as well as comply with the above requirements.
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