Western Australian taxi drivers

You must have a metropolitan T (taxi) extension to carry fare paying passengers in a taxi.

  Want to become a taxi driver in Western Australia?

You must apply for a metropolitan T (Taxi) extension on your driver's licence, which you need to carry fare paying passengers in a taxi.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have held a relevant driver's licence for at least three (3) years.
  • Be of good character.
  • Be mentally and physically fit to drive a motor vehicle for the purposes of carrying passengers for reward.

The following Department of Transport mandatory requirements have been removed:

  • Aptitude Test.
  • Taxi driver training course
  • Theory and practical registration tests

Note:

  • It is important to note that although these driver entry requirements are no longer mandated by the Department of Transport; on-demand transport service providers may continue to require drivers to undertake industry training.
  • You will be required to produce photographic identification at every step.

  Step 1: Obtain a National Police Certificate

The first step to becoming a taxi driver is to obtain a National Police Certificate (NPC).

Application for your NPC can be made from a CrimTrac accredited agency.

The NPC must be no older than three months.

You will also need to provide contact information for at least 2 character references who:

  • Have known you personally for at least 4 years, and
  • Are not a relative
External Link CrimTrac

  Step 2: Apply for a T (taxi) extension on your licence

You can apply for the T (taxi) extension at any of DoT's Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centres.

To apply for the T (taxi) extension you will need to provide the following documents:

  • National Police Certificate.
  • A completed Licence application form (DL1). Download or obtain a copy from a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or by phoning 13 11 56.

You will also need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • On the DL1 form, provide the names and contact details of two referees who are not family members and who have known you for at least four years.
  • Show your proof of identity documents.
  • Complete an eyesight test.
  • Pay an application fee (see Schedule of licensing fees and charges below).

Regional applicants should submit a passport photo at the time of application.

For further information on applying for a National Police Certificate please refer to the Western Australian Police.

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  Step 3: Undergo a medical assessment

Make a driving medical assessment appointment with your health professional (this examination may take longer than a routine consultation).

You will need to take the Medical assessment certificate: Fitness to drive Form M107A with you. This form is to be completed by your doctor, who will return it to DoT. Detailed instructions are provided on the form.

DoT will assess your application. Once you have successfully met all the requirements you will be advised of your T extension outcome in writing.

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  Step 4: Obtain your Taxi ID Card

Once approved to hold a T endorsement please attend the On-demand Transport office with your valid Western Australian Driver's Licence to have a photo taken and collect your Western Australian Taxi ID card.

On-demand Transport is located at:

  • 20 Brown Street
    East Perth
    Western Australia 6004

Regional applicants will receive a Western Australian Taxi ID card via mail. If you have any questions regarding the Western Australian Taxi ID card please contact On-demand Transport on 1300 660 147.

  TUSS policy: transporting family members

Taxi Drivers are prohibited from knowingly transporting immediate family members and accepting a Taxi User Subsidy Scheme (TUSS) voucher as part payment of the taxi fare.

This policy is in relation to the TUSS is a result of drivers inappropriately claiming the TUSS to transport family members where they have not and would not receive any other payment from the family member.

In making this policy, consideration was given to what would take place if TUSS was not a payment option when taxi drivers transported their own family members.

Immediate family will include husbands, wives, grand parents, sons, daughters, uncles and aunts. The policy also applies to defacto relationships.

Exclusion to this policy will apply when the 'transport' has been arranged by a 3rd party, i.e. ACTIV, GSI, etc.

When inappropriate travel has been identified the driver and member will be notified of the policy and asked to rearrange the travel. If the travel continues, the driver will be required to submit all TUSS vouchers to On-demand Transport for approval to pay, where the relevant vouchers will then be rejected.

If the driver/member use false or misleading information to get around the policy, the misuse regulations and action will apply.

This policy was approved for implementation in October 2002.

  Driver enquiries

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
Client Services Officer,
On-demand Transport,
GPO Box C102,
Perth WA 6839
1300 660 147 Email

  Forms and documents

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  Driver licence fees and payments (2016/2017)

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) 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) $75.90
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 $35.20
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Pensioners and Seniors) $17.60
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Aged Pensioners) No Fee

Duplicate tax invoice

Fee type Fee
Duplicate tax invoice (including 10% Goods and Services Tax) $9.70

Certified copy of excessive demerit points notice fee

Fee type Fee
Certified copy of notice $20.80

Transfer application (overseas/interstate) fees

Fee type Fee
Transfer application (overseas or expired interstate) $40.70
Additional class application (not MC or HC) $75.90
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $72.50

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 $72.50

Extraordinary driver's licence fees

Fee type Fee
Original extraordinary licence application - 1 year $180.40
Original extraordinary licence application - 6 months $90.20
Extraordinary licence renewal - 1 year $38.50
Extraordinary licence renewal - 6 months $19.25
Extraordinary licence replacement $35.20

Learner driver fees

Fee type Fee
Sit the learner's permit theory test $18.50
Every subsequent learner's permit theory resit $12.90
Application fee including one practical driving assessment (PDA) $75.90
Every subsequent PDA resit $72.50
Learner guide and log book $18.40
Initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT) $20.90
Every subsequent HPT resit $13.90
Learner permit replacement $34.50

HC and MC heavy vehicle class fees

Fee type Fee
Multi Combination (MC class) assessment by authorised providers:
MC class application $40.70
MC class restriction removal $165.70
Heavy Combination: (HC class) assessment by the Department/Police:
HC class application $173.90
HC class application: no driving test (e.g. transfer of class) $40.70
HC supplementary Practical Driving Assessment $165.70
HC class restriction removal $165.70
Heavy Rigid (HR class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) assessment by authorised providers:
HR/HC class application $40.70
HR/HC class $165.70

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fee type Fee
F (bus) extension application $108.50
T (taxi) extension application $105.10

Driving instructors fees

Fee type Fee
Application fee $93.00
Licence fee $5.30
Duplicate licence fee $7.70
Testing fee $161.80

WA photo card fees

Fee type Fee
WA photo card application $42.50
Replacement WA photo card $35.20
Additional WA photo card $36.00
WA photo card application - Pensioner or Senior concession
$21.25
Replacement WA photo card - Pensioner or Senior concession
$17.60
Additional WA photo card - Pensioner or Senior concession
$18.00
WA photo card application/replacement/additional - Aged Pensioner
No fee

The WA photo card replaced the proof of age card.

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