Renew/replace my vehicle licence

Find out how to renew or replace your vehicle licence (registration), including nominated expiry dates for multiple vehicles, and what to do if your vehicle licence is overdue.

Overview of vehicle licence renewals

All vehicles that have a licence granted, transferred or renewed in Western Australia (WA) must be primarily based in the state.

Note: The Department of Transport cannot renew the licence for a WA vehicle that is temporarily overseas, as the third party insurance included in the licence only covers vehicles operating in Australia.

A renewal notice will be sent out to all vehicle licence holders. The licence may be renewed up to 3 months before it expires.

Light vehicle licences can be renewed for 3, 6 or 12 months; however light vehicle owners choosing the 3-month option may only pay online, via BPay or telephone (IVR).

Heavy vehicles (over 4,500 kg) can be licensed or renewed for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Motor vehicle dealers participating in the Dealer Network Scheme can licence vehicles for 3 months.

For more information on 3-month renewals, please download the Frequently Asked Questions below.

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Nominated expiry dates and renewals

Owners of 3 to 9 vehicles can nominate an expiry date, but will not be provided a fleet schedule or a bulk billing code. Instead they will be sent individual renewal notices close to the nominated expiry date.

Owners with more than 10 vehicles qualify for the bulk billing payment scheme , in which all your vehicle licences will expire on a nominated day, and a fleet schedule will be sent out prior to the expiry date, which will list all the vehicles and the total renewal payment due. Individual renewal notices are not sent to these vehicle owners.

Replace my vehicle licence document

To get a replacement of your current vehicle licence document, the vehicle owner (or their representative) must attend a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or Department of Transport agent with one form of primary proof of identity (POI).

If a representative attends on behalf of the vehicle owner, Driver and Vehicle Services will post the vehicle licence papers to the owner of the vehicle, at the address recorded on the vehicle register. A fee is applicable for a replacement licence document.

Note:

It is not possible to get a copy of expired vehicle licence documents, or documents for a previous year, or for a vehicle you no longer own or that is no longer licensed.

Expired vehicle licences.

If the licence is not renewed before it expires, the vehicle may not be driven on the road.

If renewal fees are paid within 3 months of expiry, the licence will renewed from the original expiry date.

If the renewals fees are unpaid after more than 3 months, the vehicle number plates must be returned to the Department of Transport, or else an additional fee will apply. Owners will then need to apply for a new licence.

Expired vehicle licences

Overdue period 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.
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Special conditions

Vehicle licence duty

Vehicle licence duty and transfer fees must be paid before the licence can be renewed if it has not previously been licensed in your name.

Vehicles requiring annual inspections

If a vehicle is subject to annual inspection, an annual inspection report is required before the licence can be renewed.

Fees and payments

Please go to Vehicle licence fees and payments for information on the current fee structure.

Payment can be made by telephone, by post, in person or online. The easiest and quickest way to pay your vehicle licence renewal is to pay online via BPay (direct debit) or our online payment facility (credit card).

Pay online

An account number is required to make online payments. If you do not know your account details, you can use the Account number enquiry tool to find it.

Please go to Payment options for more details.

  Light vehicle licence fees 2014/2015

Unless otherwise specified, all charges are for a 12 month period. Vehicle licence fees are not subject to GST.

If you renew for a 12 month period, the prescribed flat fee is halved.

Third party insurance premium fees must be added to the total vehicle licence fee as calculated below.

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Example: how to calculate your vehicle licence fee (light vehicle)

Calculate your light vehicle licence fee

Fee calculation

Vehicle fee per 100kg (or part thereof) x Total Weight / 100 = Total amount based on vehicle type $19.48 x 1000kg = $194.80
+ +
Recording fee $13.05
+ +
Prescribed flat fee (Renew for 12 months) $6.60
= =
Total vehicle licence fee $214.45
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Light vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $13.05
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Light vehicle fee - Gross Vehicle Mass not exceeding 4,500kg

Fee type (per 100kg or part thereof) Fee
Motor car $19.48
Goods vehicle $19.48
Caravan (motor propelled) $19.48
Omnibus $19.48
Tow truck $19.48
Motorcycle (not exceeding 250 cc) $38.96
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio not exceeding150 kW/t) $38.96
Motorcycle (exceeding 250 cc) $58.44
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t) $58.44
Tractor (prime mover type) $19.48
Truck $19.48
Converter dolly $9.74
Trailer $9.74
Semi-trailer $9.74
Other trailer, not being a plant trailer truck $9.74
Caravan (trailer type) $4.87
Fork lift $4.87
Mobile crane $4.87
Plant trailer $4.87
Tow motor $4.87
Tractor (not prime mover) $4.87
Tractor plant truck (a maximum fee limit equal to the fee for licence class PSV applies) $4.87
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Transfer and duplicate licence fees

Fee type Fee
Transfer fee $16.40
Duplicate licence fee $8.90
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  Heavy vehicle licence fees 2014/2015

Vehicle licence fees are not subject to GST. For the purpose of the nominated use category, a dolly and trailer combination is considered to be one trailer.

The cost of licensing your trailer(s) is additional to the nominated use charge on your truck or prime mover.

Third party insurance premium fee must be added to the administration fee and heavy vehicle licence fee below.

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Heavy vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $13.05
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Rigid truck: Gross Vehicle Mass exceeding 4.5 tonne (no trailer) fees

Fee type Fee
Rigid truck with 2 axles not exceeding 12 tonnes GVM (1R2 class) $458.00
Rigid truck with 2 axles exceeding 12 tonnes GVM (2R2 class) $788.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles not exceeding 16.5 tonnes GVM (1R3 class) $788.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles exceeding 16.5 tonnes GVM (2R3 class) $1037.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles not exceeding 20 tonnes (1R4 class) $788.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles not exceeding 20 tonnes (1R5 class) $788.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles exceeding 20 tonnes (2R4 class) $1037.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles exceeding 20 tonnes (2R5 class) $1037.00
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Rigid truck: Towing one trailer, maximum 6 axles in the combination fees

Fee type Fee
Rigid truck with 2 axles towing 1 trailer (SR2 class) $788.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 1 trailer (SR3 class) $1037.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 1 trailer (SR4 class) $1,925.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 1 trailer (SR5 class) $1,925.00
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Rigid truck: Towing one trailer, more than 6 axles in the combination fees

Fee type Fee
Rigid truck with 2 axles towing 1 trailer (MR2 class) $7,043.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 1 trailer (MR3 class) $7,043.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 1 trailer (MR4 class) $7,607.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 1 trailer (MR5 class) $7,607.00
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Rigid truck: Towing two or more trailers fees

Fee type Fee
Rigid truck with 2 axles towing 2 trailers (LR2 class) $9,712.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 2 trailers (LR3 class) $9,712.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 2 trailers (LR4 class) $9,712.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 2 trailers (LR5 class) $9,712.00
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Prime mover: Towing one trailer fees

Fee type Fee
Prime mover with 2 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP2 class) $1,209.00
Prime mover with 3 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP3 class) $4,749.00
Prime mover with 4 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP4 class) $5,223.00
Prime mover with 5 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP5 class) $5,223.00
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Prime mover: Towing two or more trailers fees

Fee type Fee
Prime mover with 2 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC2 class) $8,521.00
Prime mover with 3 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC3 class) $8,521.00
Prime mover with 4 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC4 class) $9,372.00
Prime mover with 5 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC5 class) $9,372.00
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Trailers: Including dollies fees

Fee type Fee
1 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT1 class) $458.00
2 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT2 class) $916.00
3 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT3 class) $1,374.00
4 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT4 class) $1,832.00
5 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT5 class) $2,290.00
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Buses: Seating capacity over 12 with a Gross Vehicle Mass over 4.5 tonne fees

Fee type Fee
Buses with 2 axles not exceeding 12 tonnes (1B2 class) $458.00
Buses with 2 axles exceeding 12 tonnes (2B2 class) $458.00
Buses with 3 axles (2B3 class) $2,522.00
Articulated Buses with 3 axles (AB3 class) $458.00
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  Third party insurance fees 2014/2015

Unless otherwise specified, all charges are for a 12 month period.

The 10% Goods and Services Tax has been included for all classes.

Third party insurance fees

Class Description Fee
1A Motor car (personal) $264.49
Motor car (business) $280.76
1B Ambulance Vehicle, Fire & Emergency Services Vehicle, Undertakers' Vehicle, Motor Vehicle owned and used by the Australian Red Cross Society, or a vehicle owned and used by the Cerebral Palsy Association of WA Ltd
Any motor vehicle used solely as an undertakers' hearse or mourning coach
$129.05
2 Goods vehicle (personal) $244.14
Goods vehicle (business) $259.26
2(f) Any wagon licensed under regulation 8 of the Road Traffic (Charges and Fees) Regulations 2006 and issued with registration plates in accordance with regulation 24(1) of those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the premium
3(a) Hire vehicle
Any motor vehicle, other than a taxi-cab and "Hire and Drive Yourself" vehicle licensed to carry eight or more persons principally operating on routes, the major portion of which is within the 40-kilometre radius of the Perth GPO
$1,330.77
3(b) Hire vehicle
Any motor vehicle, other than a taxi-cab and "Hire and Drive Yourself" vehicle licensed to carry eight or more persons principally operating on routes, the major portion of which is outside the 40-kilometre radius of the Perth GPO
$542.54
3(c) Hire vehicle
Taxi-cab (other than Peak Period Taxi-cab) principally operating within a 40-kilometre radius of the Perth GPO
$1,213.17
3(d) Hire vehicle
Taxi-cab principally operating outside a 40-kilometre radius of the Perth GPO
$333.67
3(e) Hire Vehicle
School buses
$213.35
3(f) Hire vehicle
Any motor vehicle used for carriage of passengers, for hire, fare or reward, not included in classes 3(a) to 3(e) inclusive
$389.47
3(g) Hire vehicle
Hire and Drive Yourself vehicles (other than motor cycles included in Class 7(a) )
$333.67
4 Motor cycle
Other than motor cycles included in classes 5(b) and 7(a) (private)
$149.98
Motor cycle
Other than motor cycles included in classes 5(b) and 7(a) (standard)
$159.28
5(a) Motor trade vehicle
Motor vehicle not included in classes 5(b) and 5(c) used by the above with identification plate attached
$63.95
5(b) Motor trade vehicle
Motor cycle used by the above, with identification plate attached
$97.66
5(c) Motor trade vehicle
tow truck; or testing plate whilst being used in accordance with section 27 of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973
$383.82
6 Trailer, caravan, invalid wheel chair $11.87
7(a)
  • Veteran cars, wagons and motor cycles
  • Farm fire fighting vehicles
  • Motor cycles - not exceeding 75 cc (If the motor cycle is used as a HIRE VEHICLE the premium is increased by 100%)
  • Any other vehicles being a motor vehicle within the meaning of the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act not otherwise classified
$23.75
7(b) Forklift, tow motor, self-propelled headers, tractor(other than prime mover type but including farm type) and tractor plant licensed as class A or B $38.36
8(a) Tractor plant which is licensed as class C $156.34
8(b) Motor cranes $665.59
Stamp duty on all premiums 10%
Short term fee (i.e. any period less than 12 months) - subject to GST $4.23
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