Renew my driver's licence (standard)

Find out how to renew your Western Australian driver's licence, and how to update your photograph and signature.

  Renewing your WA driver's licence

Western Australian driver's licences will expire after 1 or 5 years, depending on the licence fee that you paid. Your photograph and signature will also need to be updated every 10 years.

When your licence is due to expire, the Department of Transport will send you a renewal notice. This notice will include important information such as:

  • The expiry date.
  • Whether a photograph and/or signature is required.

You can renew your licence as early as 6 months before the expiry date.

Once the licence has expired, you are not allowed to drive. You will have up to 6 months to renew your licence.

If you are no longer a resident of Western Australia, you will need to contact the authorities in the state, territory or country where you now reside.

For more information, please download the frequently asked questions about driver's licences.

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Learner's permits

Learner's permits cannot be renewed.

If your permit expires you will need to apply for a new learner's permit.

  Step 1: Prepare proof of identity (if required)

Your driver's licence renewal notice will state whether a new photograph and signature is required.

If your photograph and signature are required, you will need to provide primary and secondary proof of identity when you have your picture taken. At least one document produced must have your signature.

If you have changed your name you will need to provide relevant documentation, such as:

  • Marriage certificate.
  • Divorce papers.
  • Change of name certificate.
  • Deed poll papers.
  • Licence to change name.

Please note: Original documents must be sighted by DoT.

For more information, please go to Change my name.

  Step 2: Get your picture taken (if required)

If a new photograph is required, you will need to have your picture taken at a Photopoint location (Australia Post) or a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent or submit a photo kit by post.

Please go to Get my photo taken for more information.

  Step 3: Pay the renewal fee

If your driver's licence has no provisional restrictions or other conditions, you may renew the licence for 1 or 5 years by paying the licence renewal fee.

The renewal fee can be paid:

If a photograph and signature are required, only the last 2 options are available.

For more information refer to your payment options.

  Remote Areas Licensing program

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As part of an ongoing commitment to substantive equality, the Department of Transport has introduced a Remote Areas Licensing program to implement practical solutions to overcome, or minimise, the barriers faced by people living in remote areas when attempting to obtain and retain a driver's licence.

The Remote Areas Licensing service provides mobile service delivery to regional and remote locations in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West and Goldfields regions. This service includes:

Contact us

For more information about the Remote Areas Licensing program or upcoming visits, please contact us by email.

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Remote Areas Licensing program resources

There are a range of resources that can help you prepare and give you some helpful information regarding licensing, your vehicle and proof of identity.

It's a good idea to take a look at some of the below publications before you come see us when we visit so you know what to bring and what the process will be.

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  Driver licence fees and payments (2015/2016)

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.

Multi Combination (MC class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) restriction removal suitable Heavy Rigid (HR class) and Medium Rigid (MR class) vehicles can also be used to demonstrate gearbox skills for the removal of A (automatic) and B (synchromesh) class restrictions from Heavy Combination (HC class) and Multi Combination (MC class) vehicles. 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 HC or MC class) $74.10
Licence fee - 1 year $41.80
Licence fee - 5 years $132.00
Licence fee - 1 year forced by condition $26.40
Licence fee - 2 years forced by condition $52.80
Licence fee - 3 years forced by condition $79.20
Licence fee - 4 years forced by condition $105.60
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior $13.20
Licence fee - 5 years Pensioner or Senior $66.00
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $13.20
Licence fee - 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $26.40
Licence fee - 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $39.60
Licence fee - 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $52.80
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.

Duplicate/replacement driver licence fees

Fee type Fee
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence $36.00
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Pensioners and Seniors) $18.00
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Aged Pensioners) No Fee

Duplicate tax invoice

Fee type Fee
Duplicate tax invoice (including 10% Goods and Services Tax) $9.00

Certified copy of excessive demerit points notice fee

Fee type Fee
Certified copy of notice $21.30

Transfer application (overseas/interstate) fees

Fee type Fee
Transfer application (overseas or expired interstate) $39.80
Additional class application (not MC or HC) $74.10
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $70.80

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 $70.80

Extraordinary driver's licence fees

Fee type Fee
Original extraordinary licence application - 1 year $185.00
Original extraordinary licence application - 6 months $92.50
Extraordinary licence renewal - 1 year $37.60
Extraordinary licence renewal - 6 months $18.80
Extraordinary licence replacement $36.00

Learner driver fees

Fee type Fee
Sit the learner's permit theory test $18.90
Every subsequent learner's permit theory resit $12.60
Application fee including one practical driving assessment (PDA) $74.10
Every subsequent PDA resit $70.80
Learner guide and log book $18.80
Initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT) $20.40
Every subsequent HPT resit $13.60
Learner permit replacement $35.30

HC and MC heavy vehicle class fees

Fee type Fee
Multi Combination (MC class) assessment by authorised providers:
MC class application $39.80
MC class restriction removal $161.70
Heavy Combination: (HC class) assessment by the Department/Police:
HC class application $169.70
HC class application: no driving test (e.g. transfer of class) $39.80
HC supplementary Practical Driving Assessment $161.70
HC class restriction removal $161.70
Heavy Rigid (HR class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) assessment by authorised providers:
HR/HC class application $39.80
HR/HC class $161.70

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fee type Fee
F (bus) extension application $110.50
T (taxi) extension application $107.80

Driving instructors fees

Fee type Fee
Application fee $90.80
Licence fee $5.20
Duplicate licence fee $7.60
Testing fee $157.90

WA photo card fees

Fee type Fee
WA photo card application $41.50
Replacement WA photo card $36.00
Additional WA photo card $36.00

The WA photo card replaced the proof of age card.

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  Checking your licence expiry online

Find out if your driver's licence is due for renewal using the Department of Transport's online driver's licence check.

 

Page last updated: Tue Jun 28 2016 1:25:59 PM