Photo card

A photo card provides anyone aged 16 years or over with a recognised form of personal identity, primarily for use in accessing licensed premises in Western Australia. Find out how to obtain a photo card, or order a replacement.

What is a photo card?

The photo card is a voluntary card to assist people who do not hold a driver's licence or passport in conveniently proving their identity. It is available to people 16 years and older who normally reside in WA.

Photo cards are valid for five years and cardholders have the option of including their address on the card and can choose to have two cards one showing their address and one without it.

Photo cards have the same level of security as a driver's licence and display the following information:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Signature.
  • Photograph.
  • Address (optional).

Keep your photo card close

Just like a driver's licence, your photo card holds important personal information about you, so be careful who you give your card to.

It is an offence to lend a photo card, or allow a photo card to be used by another person.

Only an authorised person under the Liquor Control Act 1988 can confiscate a card. The authorised person is only permitted to confiscate a card from a juvenile (a person under the age of 18) if they suspect the card is forged, false or counterfeit.

Photo cards should only be scanned or copied with your permission.The photo card replaced the proof of age card, new proof of age cards are no longer being issued. Current proof of age card holders who lose or damage their card, will be able to replace that document until 31 December 2014.

  Step 1: Complete the photo card application form

You can download the form below or pick one up from a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent. If you would like a copy posted to you please contact us.

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  Step 2: Attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent

When applying for a photo card, you must attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent in person. You will need to:

  • Provide proof of identity requirements for an initial application unless you are the holder of an existing WA driver's licence (accepted proof of identification documents are provided in the application form above).
  • Holders of an existing WA driver's licence will not be required to provide full proof of identity (POI) when applying for a photo card. see requirements for subsequent applications below.
  • Holders of an existing interstate/overseas driver's licence are to provide full POI as part of meeting the Gold Standard Enrolment Framework, unless these documents have been previously supplied as part of making application for a WA driver's licence.
  • Holders of an existing WA learner's permit will not be required to provide full POI when applying for a photo card see requirements for subsequent applications below.
  • Holders of an existing WA proof of age card will be required to provide full POI when applying for a photo card.
  • Provide the completed application form.
  • Pay a fee (refer to schedule of fees).
  • Have your photograph taken. Please note that supplied photographs will not be accepted. Your photograph will be taken by the Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

Subsequent photo card applications

Applicants seeking a subsequent photo card must produce the following proof of identity documents:

  • 1 Category B document; or
  • 1 Category A document and 1 Category C document.
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  Step 3: Application will be processed and the card is manufactured

The photo card will be printed and distributed from a secure location to the applicants mailing address.

The process takes approximately 14 days from date of application, depending on mail delivery.

Important notes:

  • Completed application forms must be presented in person.
  • You must be aged 16 years or over to apply for a photo card.
  • You must provide proof of identity documents.
  • You must supply a Western Australian residential address.
  • It is an offence to give false or misleading information. Penalties will be enforced under the
    Western Australian Photo Card Act 2014.

Fraudulent applications will be referred to the Western Australian Police.

How to apply for an additional photo card

Cardholders have the option of including their address on the card, and can choose to have two cards one showing their address and one without it.

If you want to order an additional card, with or without your address showing, you need to complete a photo card application form and select on the form what card you are applying for.

You need to follow the same steps as indicated in the application process.

A fee will be applicable.

How to apply for a replacement photo card

If you need to apply for a replacement photo card you must attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent in person.

Current proof of age card holders, who lose or damage their card, may replace that card up to 31 December 2014.

Subsequent photo card applications

Applicants seeking a subsequent photo card must produce the following proof of identity documents:

  • 1 Category B document; or
    1 Category A document and 1 Category C document.
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Important note:

Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agents do not have access to previously captured images to view or initiate production of a replacement proof of age or photo card.

A new photo will need to be captured in order to produce a new proof of age or photo card.

  Driver licence fees and payments 2014/2015

Notes:

* Denotes fee includes Goods and Services Tax (GST).

If you have a medical condition or occupational endorsement on your driver's licence which requires the Department of Transport to set a driver's licence renewal period other than the standard 1 to 5 years, then the fees you are required to pay may differ from the ones stated below.

^ Your renewal notice must still be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update your licence record.

^ 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

MC and HC class restriction removal Suitable HR and MR vehicles can also be used to demonstrate gearbox skills for the removal of A (automatic) and B (syncromesh) class restrictions from HC and MC classes. When this option is used, the class restriction removal fee is applied.

Driver licence renewal fees

Fee type Fee
New application fee (original issue, not MC or HC class) $72.40
Licence fee - 1 year $40.70
Licence fee - 5 years $128.70
Licence fee - 1 year Forced by condition $25.70
Licence fee - 2 years forced by condition $51.45
Licence fee - 3 years forced by condition $77.20
Licence fee - 4 years forced by condition $102.95
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior $12.85
Licence fee - 5 years Pensioner or Senior $64.35
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $12.85
Licence fee - 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $25.70
Licence fee - 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $38.60
Licence fee - 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $51.45
Licence fee - 1 year Aged Pensioners No Fee ^
Licence fee - 5 year Aged Pensioners No Fee ^

^ Your renewal notice must still be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update your licence record.

^ 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

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Duplicate/replacement driver licence fees

Fee type Fee
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence $35.40
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Pensioners and Seniors) $17.70
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Aged Pensioners) No Fee
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Transfer application (overseas/interstate) fees

Fee type Fee
Transfer application (overseas or expired interstate) $38.50
Additional class application (not MC or HC) $72.40
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $68.70
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Removal of class restriction fees

Fee type Fee
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $68.70
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Learner driver fees

Fee type Fee
Sit the learner's permit theory test $18.40
Every subsequent learner's permit theory resit $12.30
Application fee including one practical driving assessment (PDA) $72.40
Every subsequent PDA resit $68.70
Learner guide and log book $18.50
Initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT) $19.60
Every subsequent HPT resit $13.20
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HC and MC heavy vehicle class fees

Fee type Fee
Multi-combination assessment by authorised providers:
MC class application $38.50
MC class restriction removal $157.20
Heavy combination: assessment by the Department/Police:
HC class application $162.50
HC class application: no driving test (e.g. transfer of class) $38.50
HC supplementary Practical Driving Assessment $157.20
HC class restriction removal $157.20
HR & HC assessment by authorised providers Bunbury/Busselton region only:
HR/HC class application $38.50
HR/HC class $157.20
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Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fee type Fee
F Extension Application (bus) $107.80
T Extension Application (taxi) $107.80
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Driving instructors fees

Fee type Fee
Application fee $88.15
Licence fee $5.10
Duplicate licence fee $7.40
Testing fee $153.25
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Certified copy of excessive demerit points notice fee

Fee type Fee
Certified copy of notice $21.10
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WA photo card fees

Fee type Fee
WA photo card application $40.50
Replacement WA photo card $35.40
Additional WA photo card $35.40
The photo card replaced the proof of age card, new proof of age cards are no longer being issued. Current proof of age card holders who lose or damage their card, will be able to replace that document until 31 December 2014.  
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Page last updated: Wed Dec 17 2014 2:42:41 PM