Vehicle licence duty calculator

Use our online calculator to find out how much duty tax is payable when you licence or transfer a vehicle in Western Australia.

  Vehicle licence duty calculator (2016/2017)

Driver and Vehicle Services is required by the Duties Act 2008 to collect vehicle licence duty when a vehicle is licensed or its licence is transferred.

Note:

Any caravan defined as 'a trailer (including a camper trailer) permanently fitted for human habitation in the course of a journey' is exempt from the payment of Vehicle Licence Duty.

Fees applicable as of 1 July 2016

To determine the total vehicle licence duty payable for a particular type of vehicle:

  1. Select classification of vehicle (light vehicle, used/new, OR heavy vehicle, used/new).
  2. Enter the "Dutiable value" of the vehicle (rounded up to the nearest dollar) in the field below, please don't include a comma.
  3. Click on the "Calculate Fee Payable" button. The total fee payable will be displayed below.
Light vehicles: GVM less than or equal to 4.5 tonnes
Used light vehicle (transfer fee applies)
New light vehicle
Heavy vehicles: GVM greater than 4.5 tonnes
Used heavy vehicle (transfer fee applies)
New heavy vehicle
 
Calculate the total fee payable:
Dutiable value (no comma)  $


Results:  
Dutiable value rate %
Vehicle licence duty fee $
Transfer fee (if Used) $
Total fee payable: $

Note:

GVM stands for Gross Vehicle Mass, it is;

  • The tare/mass weight of a vehicle plus load.
  • Determined by the vehicle manufacturer as the maximum weight that the vehicle can carry.
  • A figure set by the manufacturer and is stamped on the compliance plate of the vehicle (sometimes referred to as GVW or Gross Vehicle Weight).

  Heavy vehicle licence fees (2016/2017)

DoTDirect online account - payments

View your boat registration, vehicle and driver's licence information in the one convenient location from a single login with DoTDirect online account.

You can pay your renewals through your DoTDirect online account.

For more information and frequently asked questions visit the Online account page.

Register for your online account Login to your online account

Pay online

Don't have a DoTDirect online account? If your renewal account is current, you can still pay online by credit card using our online payment facility.

Pay your account (online)

 

Look up your account details

Account lookup (online)

 

Have you misplaced your account details? An account number is required to make online payments for a current invoice(s) for your Driver's Licence or Vehicle Licence (registration).

Accounts payable with a credit card

  • Boat registration.
  • Driver licence renewal. *
  • Vehicle licence renewals (light and heavy). **
  • Vehicle licence transfer.
  • Vehicle licence transfer infringement.
  • Vehicle licence transfer final demand.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates infringement.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates final demand.
  • Debit advice notice.

* When a photograph is not required.
** Also referred to as 'registration' or 'rego'.

Or please use BPAY®

Not sure how to use BPAY? Read our fact sheet below.

Accounts payable with BPAY®

  • Driver licence renewal. *
  • Vehicle licence renewal (light and heavy). **
  • Seasonal vehicle licence renewal.
  • Vehicle licence transfer.
  • Vehicle licence transfer infringement.
  • Vehicle licence transfer final demand.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates infringement.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates final demand.
  • Vehicle expired defect notice infringement.
  • Vehicle expired defect notice final demand.
  • Debit advice notice.

* When a photograph is not required.
** Also referred to as 'registration' or 'rego'.

Not sure how to use BPAY?

Please read our fact sheet below.

Our online systems are generally unavailable between pm Sunday and am Monday, Western Standard Time.

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National driver work diary

Fee type Fee
National driver work diary $25.00

Heavy vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $12.10

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) $1,043.00

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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  Light vehicle licence fees (2016/2017)

DoTDirect online account - payments

View your boat registration, vehicle and driver's licence information in the one convenient location from a single login with DoTDirect online account.

You can pay your renewals through your DoTDirect online account.

For more information and frequently asked questions visit the Online account page.

Register for your online account Login to your online account

Pay online

Don't have a DoTDirect online account? If your renewal account is current, you can still pay online by credit card using our online payment facility.

Pay your account (online)

 

Look up your account details

Account lookup (online)

 

Have you misplaced your account details? An account number is required to make online payments for a current invoice(s) for your Driver's Licence or Vehicle Licence (registration).

Accounts payable with a credit card

  • Boat registration.
  • Driver licence renewal. *
  • Vehicle licence renewals (light and heavy). **
  • Vehicle licence transfer.
  • Vehicle licence transfer infringement.
  • Vehicle licence transfer final demand.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates infringement.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates final demand.
  • Debit advice notice.

* When a photograph is not required.
** Also referred to as 'registration' or 'rego'.

Or please use BPAY®

Not sure how to use BPAY? Read our fact sheet below.

Accounts payable with BPAY®

  • Driver licence renewal. *
  • Vehicle licence renewal (light and heavy). **
  • Seasonal vehicle licence renewal.
  • Vehicle licence transfer.
  • Vehicle licence transfer infringement.
  • Vehicle licence transfer final demand.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates infringement.
  • Vehicle failure to return plates final demand.
  • Vehicle expired defect notice infringement.
  • Vehicle expired defect notice final demand.
  • Debit advice notice.

* When a photograph is not required.
** Also referred to as 'registration' or 'rego'.

Not sure how to use BPAY?

Please read our fact sheet below.

Our online systems are generally unavailable between pm Sunday and am Monday, Western Standard Time.

LBU_FEES_FAQ_PaymentsFeesConcess.pdf icon Kb
LBU_FS_BPAY.pdf icon Kb
LBU_FAQS_GST.pdf icon Kb

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

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

Calculate your light vehicle licence fee Fee calculation
Vehicle fee per 100 kg x Total weight (rounded up to the nearest 100 kg) / 100 $20.48 x (1,700 kg / 100) = $348.16
+ +
Recording fee $12.10
+ +
Prescribed flat fee (regardless of renewal term selected) $6.60
= =
Total vehicle licence fee $366.86

Light vehicle administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee $12.10

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

Fee type (per 100 kg or part thereof) Fee
Motor car $20.48
Goods vehicle $20.48
Caravan (motor propelled) $20.48
Omnibus $20.48
Tow truck $20.48
Motorcycle (not exceeding 250 cc) $40.96
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio not exceeding150 kW/t) $40.96
Motorcycle (exceeding 250 cc) $61.44
Motorcycle (Power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t) $61.44
Tractor (prime mover type) $20.48
Truck $20.48
Converter dolly $10.24
Trailer $10.24
Semi-trailer $10.24
Other trailer, not being a plant trailer truck $10.24
Caravan (trailer type) $5.12
Fork lift $5.12
Mobile crane $5.12
Plant trailer $5.12
Tow motor $5.12
Tractor (not prime mover) $5.12
Tractor plant truck (a maximum fee limit equal to the fee for licence class PSV applies) $5.12

Bulk, transfer and duplicate licence fees

Fee type Fee
Bulk licensing fee $12.20
Transfer fee $16.40
Duplicate licence fee $8.80
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Page last updated: Tue Jul 26 2016 3:12:47 PM