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 uniform expiry dates and renewals

Owners of 3 to 9 vehicles can nominate a common 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 common 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.

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.

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 2015/2016

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

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

Pay online

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

In the following example, the licence fee for a standard motor car (weight: 1,650kg) is used:

Calculate your light vehicle licence fee Fee calculation
Vehicle fee per 100kg x Total weight (rounded up to the nearest 100kg) / 100 $19.99 x (1,700kg / 100) = $339.83
+ +
Recording fee $12.85
+ +
Prescribed flat fee (regardless of renewal term selected) $6.60
= =
Total vehicle licence fee $359.28

Light vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $12.85

Light vehicle fee - Gross Vehicle Mass not exceeding 4,500kg

Fee type (per 100kg or part thereof) Fee
Motor car $19.99
Goods vehicle $19.99
Caravan (motor propelled) $19.99
Omnibus $19.99
Tow truck $19.99
Motorcycle (not exceeding 250 cc) $39.98
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio not exceeding150 kW/t) $39.98
Motorcycle (exceeding 250 cc) $59.97
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t) $59.97
Tractor (prime mover type) $19.99
Truck $19.99
Converter dolly $10.00
Trailer $10.00
Semi-trailer $10.00
Other trailer, not being a plant trailer truck $10.00
Caravan (trailer type) $5.00
Fork lift $5.00
Mobile crane $5.00
Plant trailer $5.00
Tow motor $5.00
Tractor (not prime mover) $5.00
Tractor plant truck (a maximum fee limit equal to the fee for licence class PSV applies) $5.00

Bulk, transfer and duplicate licence fees

Fee type Fee
Bulk licensing fee $12.50
Transfer fee $16.75
Duplicate licence fee $9.00
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  Heavy vehicle licence fees 2015/2016

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.

Pay online

National driver work diary

Fee type Fee
National driver work diary $20.00

Heavy vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $12.85

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) $460.00
Rigid truck with 2 axles exceeding 12 tonnes GVM (2R2 class) $792.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles not exceeding 16.5 tonnes GVM (1R3 class) $792.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles exceeding 16.5 tonnes GVM (2R3 class) $1,043.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles not exceeding 20 tonnes (1R4 class) $792.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles not exceeding 20 tonnes (1R5 class) $792.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles exceeding 20 tonnes (2R4 class) $1,043.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles exceeding 20 tonnes (2R5 class) $1,034.00

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) $792.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 1 trailer (SR3 class) $1,043.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 1 trailer (SR4 class) $1,936.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 1 trailer (SR5 class) $1,936.00

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) $7,085.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 1 trailer (MR3 class) $7,085.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 1 trailer (MR4 class) $7,652.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 1 trailer (MR5 class) $7,652.00

Rigid truck: Towing two or more trailers fees

Fee type Fee
Rigid truck with 2 axles towing 2 trailers (LR2 class) $9,770.00
Rigid truck with 3 axles towing 2 trailers (LR3 class) $9,770.00
Rigid truck with 4 axles towing 2 trailers (LR4 class) $9,770.00
Rigid truck with 5 axles towing 2 trailers (LR5 class) $9,770.00

Prime mover: Towing one trailer fees

Fee type Fee
Prime mover with 2 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP2 class) $1,216.00
Prime mover with 3 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP3 class) $4,777.00
Prime mover with 4 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP4 class) $5,254.00
Prime mover with 5 axles towing 1 semi-trailer (SP5 class) $5,254.00

Prime mover: Towing two or more trailers fees

Fee type Fee
Prime mover with 2 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC2 class) $8,572.00
Prime mover with 3 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC3 class) $8,572.00
Prime mover with 4 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC4 class) $9,428.00
Prime mover with 5 axles towing 2 or more trailers (MC5 class) $9,428.00

Trailers: Including dollies fees

Fee type Fee
1 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT1 class) $460.00
2 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT2 class) $920.00
3 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT3 class) $1,380.00
4 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT4 class) $1,840.00
5 axle trailer/semi-trailer (HT5 class) $2,300.00

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) $460.00
Buses with 2 axles exceeding 12 tonnes (2B2 class) $460.00
Buses with 3 axles (2B3 class) $2,537.00
Articulated Buses with 3 axles (AB3 class) $460.00
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  Third party insurance fees 2015/2016

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 Type Description Fee
1X Motor car used for private purposes Motor Car - Any motor car used for private purposes and constructed principally for the conveyance of persons not included in Classes 2 to 8, inclusive. This class includes Station Wagons which have a designed seating capacity for four (4) or more persons. (Any motor car licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium). $275.34
1Z Motor car used for business purposes Motor Car - Any motor car used for business purposes and constructed principally for the conveyance of persons not included in Classes 2 to 8, inclusive. This class includes Station Wagons which have a designed seating capacity for four (4) or more persons. (Any motor car licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium). $292.27
1B Ambulance, Fire & emergency services, Undertakers, etc 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; not included in Class 6 - "Ambulance Vehicle": Any motor vehicle constructed and used for the conveyance of sick or injured persons. "Fire & Emergency Services Vehicle": Any motor vehicle owned by or under the control of the Fire & Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia. Any business owned vehicles, specifically adapted for the sole purpose of fire-fighting and fire prevention, licensed under a limited vehicle license, limiting it exclusively to use on a road for fire-fighting purposes "Undertakers' Vehicles": Any motor vehicle used solely as an undertakers' hearse or mourning coach. $134.34
2X Goods vehicle used for private purposes Goods Vehicle - Any motor vehicle not included in Classes 3 to 8, both inclusive, constructed principally for the conveyance of goods and used for private purposes. This class includes a wagon, utility, tractor (prime mover type). (Any wagon licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium on the understanding that such vehicle will not be entitled to a further rebate under Class 2(f) and vice versa). (f) Effective for policies commencing from 1 January 2004, any vehicle within this class with tare weight of 2,500 kilos or more owned by a farmer and used solely or principally for carrying the products of, or requisites for, the owners' farming business, shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 percent of this premium. $254.15
2Z Goods vehicle used for business purposes Goods Vehicle - Any motor vehicle not included in Classes 3 to 8, both inclusive, constructed principally for the conveyance of goods and used for business purposes. This class includes a wagon, utility, tractor (prime mover type). (Any wagon licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium on the understanding that such vehicle will not be entitled to a further rebate under Class 2(f) and vice versa). (f) Effective for policies commencing from 1 January 2004, any vehicle within this class with tare weight of 2,500 kilos or more owned by a farmer and used solely or principally for carrying the products of, or requisites for, the owners' farming business, shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 percent of this premium. $269.89
3 Hire vehicles Hire Vehicle - (excludes any vehicle used on a not for profit basis, i.e. where only a contribution towards ordinary running costs is received by the owner/and or driver).
3(a) Charter within 40 km Any motor vehicle, other than a taxi-cab and "Hire-and-Drive-Yourself" vehicle licensed under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 to carry eight or more persons principally operating on routes, the major portion of which is within the 40-kilometre radius of the GPO Perth. $1,385.34
3(b) Charter outside 40 km Any motor vehicle, other than a taxi-cab and "Hire-and-Drive-Yourself" vehicle licensed under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 to carry eight or more persons principally operating on routes, the major portion of which is outside the 40-kilometre radius of the GPO Perth. $564.78
3(c) Taxis within 40 km Taxi-cab (other than Peak Period Taxi-cab) principally operating within a 40-kilometre radius of the GPO Perth. $1,262.91
3(d) Taxis outside 40 km Taxi-cab principally operating outside a 40-kilometre radius of the GPO Perth. $347.35
3(e) School buses School buses: vehicles used primarily for the carriage of children to and from school and any other vehicle constructed similarly to an omnibus privately owned and used for conveyance of non-paying passengers. $222.09
3(f) Other hire vehicles Any motor vehicle used for carriage of passengers, for hire, fare or reward, not included in Classes 3 (a) to 3 (e) inclusive. $405.44
3(g) Hire-and-Drive-Yourself vehicle Hire-and-Drive-Yourself vehicle (other than motor cycles included in Class 7 (a). $347.35
4X Motor cycle used for private purposes. Motor Cycle used for private purposes. Other than motor cycle included in Classes 5 (b) and 7 (a) . (Any motor cycle licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium.) $156.12
4Z Motor cycle used for business purposes Motor Cycle used for business purposes. Other than motor cycle included in Classes 5 (b) and 7 (a). (Any motor cycle licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those Regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of this premium). $165.81
5 Motor vehicle dealers Motor Trade Vehicle (motor car manufacturing, garage proprietor, vendor of and/or dealer in motor cars).
5(a) Motor vehicle trade plate Motor Vehicles not included in Classes 5 (b) and 5 (c) used by the above with Trade plate attached issued under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 - rate per Trade plate issued. $66.56
5(b) Motor cycle trade plate Motor cycle used by the above, with Trade plate attached issued under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 - rate per Trade plate issued. $101.66
5(c) Tow truck Tow Truck as defined in the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 or with Trade plate whilst being used in accordance with section 27 of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973. $399.56
6 Trailer, Caravan, Invalid wheel chair Trailer, Caravan, Invalid Wheel Chair- (This class includes all vehicles issued with trailer plates, but does not include tractor (prime mover type), which is issued separately under Class 2). $12.36
7(a) Veteran vehicles, Farm fire fighting, motor cycles not exceeding 75 cc Veteran Cars, Wagons and Motor Cycles Vehicles which are the subject of a limited Vehicle Licence as a veteran vehicle and only whilst being used in accordance with the provisions of such licence. Farm Fire Fighting Vehicles - Any vehicle that is owned by a person engaged in the business of farming or grazing and that is fitted or adapted for the purpose of fire fighting, licensed under a limited vehicle licence, limiting it exclusively to use on a road for fire fighting purposes. Motor Cycles - Not exceeding 75 cc including such Motor Cycles that are used as a hire vehicle. Any other vehicle being a motor vehicle within the meaning of the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943 not otherwise classified. $24.73
7(b) Forklift, Tow motor, Self-propelled headers, Tractors, Tractor plant Forklift, Tow Motor, Self-Propelled Headers, Tractors (other than prime mover type but including farm type) and Tractor Plant as defined in the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and licensed as a Class A or B vehicle under subsidiary Regulations to the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012. $39.93
8(a) Tractor plant Tractor Plant which is licensed as a Class C vehicle under subsidiary Regulations to the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012. $162.75
8(b) Motor cranes Motor Cranes, as defined in the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 or subsidiary regulations to the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012. $692.88
Stamp duty Stamp duty on all premiums. 10%
Short term fee Short term fee (i.e. any period less than 12 months) Subject to GST. $4.23

Vehicles insured under Vehicle Class 1X, 1Z, 2X, 2Z, 4X or 4Z and licensed under Regulation 70 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 and issued with number plates in accordance with those regulations as a farm vehicle shall be entitled to a rebate of 50 per cent of the premium applicable to that vehicle class. Such vehicles insured under Vehicle Class 2(f) shall not be entitled to a further premium rebate and vice versa.

For short period rates: The premium for any period less than 12 months shall be calculated as follows:

  • For a period of 6 months the premium will be half of the 12 month premium.
  • For a period of 3 months the premium will be one quarter of the 12 month premium.
  • For periods other than the periods specified above, the premium will be calculated by dividing the 12 month premium by 365 days and multiplying the result by the number of days for the period required.

Notes:

  • Goods and Services Tax (GST): GST rate of 10% is charged on all premiums for policies with a commencement date of 1 July 2000 onwards. GST applies to short term fees but does not apply to stamp duty.
  • Insurance duty: Insurance duty is payable in accordance with the Duties Act 2008 as amended.
  • Short term fees (i.e. any period of less than 12 months): In addition to the premium a short term fee of $3.92 is payable except in the case of an initial license or permit where such license or permit is effected for the maximum period permitted by the Department of Transport.
  • Permits: Any motor vehicle issued with a permit pursuant to Section 13 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 or the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014) which has a duration in excess of 48 hours, shall be entitled to a 50 per cent rebate of the insurance premium listed in this Schedule of Premiums, applicable to that class of vehicle and for the period of the permit.
  • Permit not exceeding 48 hours: The fee for permits, the duration of which does not exceed 48 hours, shall be $11.50 Third Party Insurance Premium.
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