Get a temporary movement permit

A temporary movement permit allows you to move an unlicensed vehicle to be examined for the purposes of licensing or repairs prior to licensing. Find out more about temporary movement permits and how to obtain one.

  Buy a temporary movement permit (online)

You may obtain a temporary movement permit in three ways:

Light vehicles:

Buy a temporary movement permit

Light and heavy vehicles:

Contacting us:

  • When you contact us make sure you have your vehicle's engine number, chassis number and plate number (if still attached).
  • You have the details of travel for this permit; including your point of departure, intended streets and suburbs and your destination.
  • Please make cheques or money orders payable to the 'Department of Transport'.

Notes:

A light vehicle is one that is less than 4500kg gross vehicle mass/aggregate in weight. This includes vehicles such as motorcycles, motor cars, utes, vans, trailers, caravans, small trucks and buses.

Temporary movement permits purchased online may be modified prior to the commencement of the movement period. In order to use the online facility, you will need to be a holder of a Western Australia driver's licence.

If you are attending a Department of Transport examination centre, please insure you have a booking before purchasing your temporary movement permit. To pre-pay for your examination fee online. (see schedule of fees below).

The pre-pay option is not applicable for vehicle examinations at Approved Inspection Stations.

  What is a temporary movement permit?

A temporary movement permit is a third party insurance policy issued for the purpose of allowing an unlicensed vehicle to be driven on a road only for the purposes shown below.

Temporary movement permits can be obtained for the purposes of driving or towing:

  • An agricultural vehicle to a farm or agricultural property and to remain on such property;
  • An agricultural vehicle to or from the nearest place where repairs may be made;
  • An unlicensed vehicle to another Jurisdiction for licensing. The client should be advised to check the validity of the WA temporary movement permit in other Jurisdictions;
  • A tractor for display or demonstration to and from an agricultural or industrial field day;
  • A vehicle currently licensed in another Jurisdiction that has been purchased by a resident of Western Australia;
  • A vehicle to a place of repair with the intention of licensing the vehicle;
  • A vehicle for display or demonstration to the royal and country agricultural shows; and/or
  • A vehicle to a Vehicle Examination Centre for inspection.

The permit only provides insurance cover in respect of a third party injured or killed because of an accident involving the vehicle for which the permit is issued. It does not provide cover in respect of damage to property including the vehicle itself. If insurance of this type is required, it must be arranged separately with private insurers.

A temporary movement permit cannot be issued for:

  • Any unlicensed motor vehicle that is being moved for parts or wrecking;
  • Caravans and trailers being moved from site to site or being taken to or from a holiday resort;
  • Once only movement of a boat jinker; or
  • Overwidth and/or over length caravans.

Any conditions or limitations of use that have been endorsed on the permit by the issuing officer must be complied with.

Note:

Generally, temporary movement permits are only valid for 48 hours from the nominated start time. However, in certain circumstances an unlicensed vehicle permit may be issued for longer periods as approved by the Chief Executive Officer.

  Unlicensed vehicle permits (more than 48 hours)

An unlicensed vehicle permit (UVP) can be issued to:

  • A vehicle to be entered in a rally.
  • A rally support vehicle.
  • A motor cycle to be entered into an enduro event.
  • Over dimensional vehicles and equipment used in the agricultural, industrial or mining industries that is not eligible to be licensed as Class B vehicles.
  • Any vehicle that is over weight on axles and is not eligible to be licensed as a Class C vehicle.
  • Any other vehicle that does not comply with the requirements for licensing.
  • Any other vehicle that is designed primarily for recreational, sporting or related purposes.

The UVP is valid for a period of between 60 hours and 12 months depending on the intended use of the vehicle.

Conditions of use

The operator of the vehicle issued with an UVP is obliged to comply with the conditions listed on the permit in addition to any conditions endorsed by the issuing officer.

A vehicle issued with a UVP should not carry a load on a road unless the goods are the property of the owner of the vehicle and are not for sale or disposal. For example, goods that can be carried include boats on trailers and goods carried in caravans, display vehicles, etc.

Note:

Generally, temporary movement permits are only valid for 48 hours from the nominated start time. However, in certain circumstances an unlicensed vehicle permit may be issued for longer periods as approved by the Chief Executive Officer.

Applying for an unlicensed vehicle permit

An application for an unlicensed vehicle permit (UVP) must be completed and lodged at the Vehicle Safety and Standards, Welshpool at least 14 days before the permit is required.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
Department of Transport,
Vehicle Safety and Standards,
21 Murray Road South,
Welshpool WA 6106
13 11 56 (08) 9216 3899

  Can I carry a load?

A vehicle subject to a temporary movement permit should not carry a load on a road unless the goods are the property of the owner of the vehicle and are not for sale or disposal. For example, goods that can be carried include boats on trailers and goods carried in caravans, display vehicles, etc.

  Am I required to display number plates?

It is not compulsory for a vehicle that is subject to a temporary movement permit to display number plates.

Owners of vehicles that do not have number plates must quote the chassis/vehicle identification number to the issuing officer so that the vehicle may be positively identified on the temporary movement permit and may be checked by either the police or an examiner as necessary.

  Is a permit valid in other States or territories?

WA temporary movement permits are valid for use through SA and the NT up to the expiry date of the temporary movement permit. Vehicles with a current temporary movement permit are also covered for third party insurance by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia while the vehicle is travelling within these Jurisdictions.

Drivers are no longer required to obtain a new permit at the WA/SA or WA/NT border to continue their journey unless the temporary movement permit is likely to expire during the journey. If the temporary movement permit expires, the third party insurance cover also expires. The vehicle then cannot be driven on any road without a subsequent permit being issued.

The driver must present the temporary movement permit to SA or NT authorities if they are asked to do so, or else they may be charged with driving an unlicensed vehicle. This has implications for clients applying for a temporary movement permit over the phone. These clients will need to wait for the temporary movement permit to be posted to them or alternatively they will have to attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent and apply for the temporary movement permit in person.

The process described here does not apply to any other Australian Jurisdictions other than SA and the NT.

  Is an Interstate vehicle permit valid in WA?

All interstate vehicle permits authorising the use of a vehicle on a road will be recognised in WA, provided the holder is not ordinarily resident in WA. This includes any type of permit issued by an interstate authority, such as temporary movement permits, unregistered vehicle permits, over mass/over dimension permits, club permits issued to vintage and veteran vehicles, rally permits and short term permits.

Where the person responsible for a vehicle is a resident of WA, an interstate permit will not be recognised. A WA temporary movement permit (TMP) will be required to move an unlicensed vehicle.

  How and where to get your vehicle examined

The Department has a number of vehicle examination centres located in the Perth metropolitan area for which pre-booking your examination is essential.

In addition, there are numerous privately operated Approved Inspection Stations (AIS) that can undertake vehicle examinations. These are located in metropolitan and regional areas. If your vehicle is to be examined by a non Department of Transport centre, such as an Approved Inspection Station, you will need to book and pay the examination fee directly with that station.

For information on making a booking, fees, opening hours, and location maps please select from the following:

Note:

  • If you vehicle is unlicensed (unregistered) you will need a Temporary Movement Permit to drive the vehicle to the examination location.
  • Personal imports must be inspected at a DVS Vehicle Examination Centre. Personal imports cannot be inspected at an AIS.

  Vehicle examination fees (by location) 2015/2016

Authorised Inspection Station (AIS) vehicle examination fees are benchmarked against the Regional Price Index (RPI) rate applicable to their location.

The RPI, developed by the Department of Regional Development, is the most appropriate measure available for calculating the cost differentials between Perth and the regions.

For more information about the RPI, please visit the Department of Regional Development.

Please note:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) was removed for vehicle examination fees from 5 October 2013.

External Link Department of Regional Development

Vehicle permits

Fee type Fee
Temporary movement permits $23.00 ^
Modification permit $20.00

^ includes Third Party Insurance, Vehicle Licence Duty and GST.

Perth - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $92.55
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $49.80
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $147.15
Re-examination fee $97.50
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $63.75

Perth - General vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Engine change $63.75
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) $63.75

Gascoyne - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $101.80
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $70.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $70.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $54.75
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $161.85
Re-examination fee $107.25
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $70.10

Goldfields/Esperance - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $96.30
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $66.35
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $66.35
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $51.80
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $153.15
Re-examination fee $101.45
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $66.35

Great Southern - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $92.55
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $49.80
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $147.15
Re-examination fee $97.50
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $63.75

Kimberley - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $106.15
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $73.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $73.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $57.10
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $174.50
Re-examination fee $111.80
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $73.10

Midwest - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $95.10
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $65.50
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $65.50
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $51.15
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $151.25
Re-examination fee $100.20
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $65.50

Peel - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $92.55
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $49.80
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $147.15
Re-examination fee $97.50
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $63.75

Pilbara - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $109.75
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $75.60
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $75.60
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $59.05
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $174.50
Re-examination fee $115.60
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $75.60

South West - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $92.55
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $63.75
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $49.80
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $147.15
Re-examination fee $97.50
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $63.75

Wheatbelt - Vehicle examination fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500kg or less)
Any other light vehicle: Initial examination fee $93.00
Any other light vehicle: Re-examination fee $64.05
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial examination fee $64.05
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-examination fee $50.00
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500kg)
Initial examination fee $147.85
Re-examination fee $97.95
Minor examination fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $64.05

Authorised Inspection Stations

Fee type Fee
Establishment fee $255.55
Renewal fee $128.50
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