Vehicle licence fees and payments

Vehicle licence and examination fees in Western Australia, Motor Injury Insurance (MII) and how to make a payment.

  Concessions

You may be eligible to receive a concession of up to 100% on the fees payable for your vehicle licence. Find out what concessions are available in Western Australia. Go to Concessions

  Motor Injury Insurance (MII)

What does your Motor Injury Insurance cover?

The cost of personal injury and death caused to others in Australia by any driver of the licensed vehicle, which includes compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering.
  • Past and future economic loss.
  • Claims management expenses.
  • Care and support (including medical treatment and rehabilitation).

The cost of necessary and reasonable care and support (including medical treatment and rehabilitation) for catastrophic injuries incurred by;

You - if no other driver in the crash is negligent; and

Others - if no driver in the crash is negligent, resulting from a motor vehicle crash in Western Australia involving the licensed vehicle after the introduction of the expanded motor injury insurance cover.

What is not covered by your Motor Injury insurance?

  • The cost of damage caused to vehicles or other property from a motor vehicle crash.
  • The cost of non-catastrophic injuries where no other driver is negligent in the crash.

The above cover is subject to the provisions of the relevant legislation. Full details of the insurance policy and conditions are available at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia web site.

Vehicle owners have a responsibility to notify Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) and seek a change of insurance policy when changing the use or ownership of a vehicle. If vehicle owners do not select the correct insurance class, they may not be covered by the insurance policy.

The 'Declaration of Motor Vehicle Injury Insurance Class' form (E67) includes all insurance classes that can be changed at the request of a vehicle owner. This form can be submitted via post, fax or in person at any DVS centre, regional Department of Transport (DoT) office or agent.

Application to change insurance class can only be accepted from the owner of the vehicle (licence holder).

The vehicle owner must complete a 'Declaration of Motor Vehicle Injury Insurance Class' form (E67).

If a debit adjustment amount is created due to a change in insurance class, the debit amount must be paid at the time the vehicle record is amended. Failure to do so will invalidate the insurance policy.

If a credit adjustment amount is created due to a change in insurance class, the vehicle owner may leave the credit amount which can be applied to the next licence renewal. If the vehicle owner intends on selling the vehicle prior to the next renewal the owner should apply for a refund of the credit amount.

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  Motor Injury Insurance (MII) fees (2016/2017)

Vehicle owners pay a motor injury insurance premium to cover the cost of injury that they or their vehicles may cause in a crash.

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

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

Class Type Description Fee
1A Motor car

Motor Car - Any motor car used for private or 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 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 percent of this premium).

$409.35
1B Ambulance, Fire and emergency services, Undertakers, etc Ambulance Vehicle; Fire and 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 and Emergency Services Vehicle': Any motor vehicle owned by or under the control of the Fire and 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. $201.40
2 Goods vehicle 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 or 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 01/01/2004, 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.
$380.90
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. $1,927.60
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. $735.75
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. $1,522.85
3(d) Taxis outside 40 km Taxi-cab principally operating outside a 40-kilometre radius of the GPO Perth. $490.55
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. $330.35
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. $556.05
3(g) Hire-and-Drive-Yourself vehicle Hire-and-Drive-Yourself vehicle (other than motor cycles included in Class 7 (a). $490.55
4 Motorcycle Motorcycle used for private or business purposes. Other than motorcycle included in Classes 5 (b) and 7 (a). (Any motorcycle 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.) $274.95
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. $99.00
5(b) Motorcycle trade plate Motorcycle used by the above, with Trade plate attached issued under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 - rate per Trade plate issued. $144.55
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. $549.45
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). $13.90
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. $57.80
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. $70.00
8(a) Tractor plant Tractor Plant which is licensed as a Class C vehicle under subsidiary Regulations to the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012. $243.45
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. $880.15
  Insurance Insurance on all premiums. 10%
  Short term fee Short term fee (i.e. any period less than 12 months) Subject to GST. $4.02

Vehicles insured under Vehicle Classes 1A, 2, or 4, 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 01/07/2000 onwards. GST applies to short term fees but does not apply to insurance 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 $4.02 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 $16.69 Motor Injury Insurance Premium. The fee applicable for the Class 6 vehicles shall be $12.64.
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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.

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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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  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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  Low road use heavy vehicle licence fees (2016/2017)

Includes fee types:

  • 07 - Caravan
  • 09 - Plant Trailer
  • 10 - Tractor
  • 11 - Tractor Plant; Forklift; Tow Motor
  • 12 - Mobile Crane (not for hire)
  • 13 - Mobile Crane (for hire)

Low road use administration fee

Fee type Fee
Standard administration recording fee (light vehicle) $12.10
Standard administration recording fee (heavy vehicle) $12.10

Low road use heavy vehicle fees: GVM exceeding 4,500 kg fees

Fee type Fee
Any number of axles (PSV class) $109.00
Any number of axles (TSV class) $109.00

Vehicles exceeding standard axle mass limits fees

Fee type Fee
1 or 2 axles (OSV2 class) $376.00
3 axles (OSV3 class) $752.00
4 axles (OSV4 class) $1,127.00
5 axles (OSV5 class) $1,503.00
6 axles (OSV6 class) $1,880.00
7 axles (OSV7 class) $2,256.00
8 axles (OSV8 class) $2,632.00
9 axles (OSV9 class) $3,007.00
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