About DoT - overview, role and structure

Find out about the role and structure of the Department of Transport and partnerships with other agencies and the community.


The Department of Transport (DoT) has been operating in its current form since 1 July 2009 when the former Department for Planning and Infrastructure split into three new departments, one of which was DoT.

DoT is part of the Transport Portfolio, which also includes Main Roads Western Australia, the Public Transport Authority, METRONET, the Westport Taskforce, the Portfolio Strategic Projects Office, and the Office of Major Transport Infrastructure Delivery.

DoT integrates and enhances coordination of the State’s transport operations, regulatory functions, and planning and policy development processes to deliver a diverse range of specialist transport services that benefit and support Western Australians.

Services delivered to the community include:

  • vehicle, boat and driver licensing and regulation;
  • boating facility management;
  • marine safety regulation and education;
  • coastal infrastructure planning and project delivery;
  • on-demand transport regulation and reform;
  • transport and urban planning and coordination;
  • planning and improving bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure;
  • aviation regulation and reform;
  • freight and ports regulation and reform; and
  • marine oil pollution and transport incident response.

With more than 1,300 employees, DoT has the expertise to connect people and places to keep WA moving towards a safer, healthier, and sustainable future.

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  Our strategic intent

Perth jetty

Our purpose

Empowering a thriving community

The Department of Transport (DoT) enables people to participate in activities that enrich their lives, connect them to family and friends and support their community. 

We foster community and individual wellbeing through the value we place on physical and mental health, knowledge and learning, safety and security, positive relationships, and a strong sense of belonging. 

  Structure of the Department

DG Peter Woronzow
DG Peter Woronzow

In order to integrate and enhance the coordination of the State's transport operations, regulatory functions and policy development processes, the Government appointed one person to head DoT, Main Roads WA and the PTA.

Peter Woronzow, Director General

As head of the Transport portfolio, Mr Peter Woronzow is responsible for setting the strategic direction of transport for the State, shaping the development of all major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of some of WA's most transformational capital projects.

  Structure of the Transport Portfolio

  Our Minister

Rita Saffiotti
Rita Saffiotti

Honourable Rita Saffioti MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

Ministerial Office:

  • 9th Floor, Dumas House,
    2 Havelock Street,
    West Perth WA 6005
  • Phone: (08) 6552 5500
  • Fax: (08) 6552 5501
  • Email
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