Concessions

You may be eligible to receive a concession of up to 100% on the fees payable for your driver, vehicle licence and WA Photo Card. Find out what concessions are available in WA.

  Agricultural and farm vehicle licence concessions

The WA Department of Transport (DoT) has one of the most generous concessional licensing schemes available to Australian farmers and provides the WA agricultural industry access to a number of different vehicle licence concessions.

To view the concessions available to Australian farmers, refer to our page on agricultural industry.

LBU_F_VL_C_VL18_AgriMachSplPurpose.pdf icon Application for agricultural machinery or agricultural special purpose vehicle concession (Farm tractor-plant) (Form VL18) Kb
LBU_F_VL_21_FarmHaulage.pdf icon Application for a farm haulage concession (Form VL21) Kb
LBU_F_VL_39_LicenceFarmVehicle.pdf icon Application for farm vehicle concession (Form VL39) Kb
LBU_F_VL_E10_AppMotorInjuryInsurance.pdf icon Application for Motor Injury Insurance Class 2(f) (Form E10) Kb
DVS_VL_C_FarmHaulConcessionInfoSheet.pdf icon Farm haulage concession: Information sheet Kb

  B and C class vehicle concessions

A concession may be available for certain B and C class vehicles, which require very limited access to public roads.

Vehicles that are commonly eligible for this concession include the following, but not limited to, types of vehicles:

  • Bobcats.
  • Excavators.
  • Golf buggies (SVREC) used only in confines of golf course.
  • Skid steer loaders (blanket approval).
  • Steel drum road rollers excluding multi-tyre.
  • Other vehicles intended to be driven on a gazetted road with the approval of Main Roads WA and DoT Vehicle and Safety Standards.

* This concession will not apply to road graders, bulldozers, forklifts, mobile cranes, rally, vintage or street rod vehicles.

All vehicle owners making application for this concession must present their vehicle for inspection. Conditions may be imposed on the vehicle licence, depending on the outcome of the inspection.

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
B and C class vehicle licence fee concession 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee or vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owners of B and C class vehicles that have been inspected and licensed with conditions that strictly limit the vehicle's use on public roads.

How to apply for a B and C class vehicle concession

Your must arrange to have your vehicle inspected at an Authorised Inspection Station with heavy vehicle capabilities, or contact DoT Vehicle Operations on 1300 766 065.

  Caravan or camper trailer concessions

Exemption from vehicle licence duty

Caravans (not motor propelled) and camper trailers that are permanently fitted for human habitation in the course of a journey are exempt from the payment of vehicle licence duty only, on the grant or transfer of the vehicle licence.

Transfer Fees are still charged as they are a fee that represents a cost recovery for the administration of the licensing system when a change of ownership is processed.

  Charities or approved training concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Charitable organisation vehicle licence fee exemption 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. The vehicle must belong to an Australian Public Company currently registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC), appear on the ACNC Register, be endorsed as a 'public benevolent institution' (PBI) or a 'charitable institution', and be used primarily for the purpose of providing direct aid to the needy or environmental management or for providing skills development training programs (non-Group Training organisations only).
Charitable organisation vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees for bus type vehicles. Non-profit organisations that own buses.
Group training vehicle licence fee exemption 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Organisations listed under the Group Training Scheme.
Youth group vehicle licence fee exemption 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle for bus type vehicles under 4,500 kg. Youth groups that own bus type vehicles (under 4,500 kg) that are used for transportation of youths
Youth group/school bus licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees for buses over 4,500 kg. Youth groups. Owners of school buses who hold a contract with the Department of Education
Minister for Religion licence fee concession 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. An ordained member of the Ministry qualified to perform all religious rites of a church;
Engaged solely in performing parish or pastoral duties of the church; and
Registered at the Registrar General's Office to conduct marriage and funeral services.

How to apply for a charities or approved training concession

To be eligible for a 100% concession, the vehicle must:

  • Belong to an Australian Public Company currently registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC), appear on the ACNC Register, and be endorsed as a 'public benevolent institution' (PBI) or a 'charitable institution'.
  • Be used primarily for the purpose of providing direct aid to the needy or environmental management or for providing skills development training programs (non-group training organisations only); and
  • Be licensed in the name of the legal entity as identified under applicant details on the application form.

To apply for a new concession on a vehicle used for charitable or training purposes, please complete the relevant form below and lodge it at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent

How to apply for a Youth group concession

To be eligible for a 100% concession, the vehicle must:

  • Be a bus type vehicle (under 4,500 kg) that is used for transportation of youths

To apply for a new concession please make written application advising the vehicle garage address, specific usage details, and the percentage of time (if applicable) that the vehicle will be used for administrative purposes.

Your application must be lodged at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent

How to apply for a Youth group or school bus concession

To be eligible for a 50% concession, the vehicle must be a bus (over 4,500 kg) and be licensed to a youth group, or licensed to the owner of the school bus who holds a contract with the Department of Education.

To apply for a new concession please make written application advising the vehicle garage address, specific usage details and the percentage of time (if applicable) that the vehicle will be used for administrative purposes.

Note:

If you already hold a vehicle licence fee concession on a vehicle, your future renewal reminders will be calculated and issued with the fee concession stated on the renewal notice.

This concession relates to the licence fee component of your vehicle licence fee only.

LBU_F_VL_C_E58_CharitableOrg.pdf icon Application for 100% concession: Charitable organisations, code 430 (Form E58) Kb
LBU_F_VL_C_E59_GroupTrainingScheme.pdf icon Application for concession: Group Training Scheme organisations (Form E59) Kb
LBU_F_VL_C_E37_ministerreligion.pdf icon Minister of religion: Vehicle licence concession application (Form E37) Kb

  Diplomatic and consular staff concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Driver's licence concession 100% Exemption on driver licence fees Members of the Diplomatic Service and to Consular Officers of the following ranking: Consul General; Deputy Consul General; Consul; and Vice Consul. Spouse of a Career Consular Officer or employee. Eligible dependent member of the family of a Career Consular Officer or employee.
Vehicle licence concession 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Career Consuls from other countries only.

How to apply for a diplomatic and consular staff concession for a WA Driver's licence

You must present the following documents.

  • Current overseas licences. If the licence is not in English, a letter (in English) from the consulate or Diplomatic office can be provided to confirm licence details and status.
  • Documents to satisfy proof of identity requirements.
  • Your current diplomatic (red) or consular (dark green) photograph identity cards issued by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

All applicants for this concession must also meet normal driver licensing requirements.

How to apply for a consulate vehicle licence concession

  • Vehicles must be issued with Consular number plates in the number range CC 1000 to CC 1999 to be eligible for the vehicle licence concession.
  • A letter of authorisation from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade must be provided before the plates may be issued.

Note:

  • Consular plates are only issued at the West Perth Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre.
  • Honorary consuls may be issued with Consular number plates in the number range CC2000 to CC 2999 however they are not eligible for a vehicle licence concession.
  • If a vehicle with Consular plates is sold to a person other than a Consular officer or otherwise disposed of, the plates must be returned to the West Perth Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre.

  Emergency and volunteer response vehicle concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Fire fighting vehicles   Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owners of vehicles specifically adapted for the sole purpose of fire fighting and fire prevention.
Fire brigade vehicles   Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) of Western Australia.
Ambulances   Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owners of vehicles used exclusively as an ambulance.
Voluntary emergency volunteer response vehicles   Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owner of vehicles used exclusively as an eligible emergency response vehicle and operated solely by volunteers

How to apply for an emergency and volunteer response vehicle concession

Fire fighting vehicles, fire brigade vehicles and ambulances must all be inspected before they can be licensed as an emergency vehicle.

Owners of volunteer emergency services response vehicles should complete the form below and lodge it any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

LBU_F_VL_C_E21_VolunteerEmergServResponseVehConcess.pdf icon Voluntary emergency services response vehicle concession application (Form E21) Kb

  Government vehicle concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
State government vehicle 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Western Australian government agencies, public schools, departments and all other organisations accountable to the State government under the Finance Management Act 2006, such as public hospitals and statutory authorities.
Local government authority vehicle 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Local Government authorities within Western Australia.
Federal government vehicle 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Federal Government department or agency.

This concession was withdrawn on 1 July 2017. However Commonwealth vehicles will continue to be exempt under the Commonwealth Vehicles (Registration and Exemption from Taxation) Act 1997 from the payment of vehicle licence duty. Concessions will automatically be discontinued, and no further action from vehicle licence holders is required.

Note:

Heavy vehicles owned by the state government must pay full licence fees but are exempt from vehicle licence duty.

How to apply for a government vehicle concession

Vehicles must be licensed in the name of the Government authority, agency, school or department.

  Heavy driving instruction vehicle concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Heavy driving instruction vehicle 50% 50% reduction on vehicle licence fee. Driving schools that own prime movers over 15,000 kg that are used exclusively for heavy vehicle driving tuition.

How to apply for a heavy driving instruction vehicle concession

Application must be made on the driving school's letterhead and lodged at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent. These vehicles are subject to an initial and annual inspection.

  Seniors, veterans and pensioner concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Driver's licence and WA Photo Card fee exemption 100% Exemption from payment of the driverís licence or WA Photo Card fee for the renewal or replacement of a driver's licence or WA Photo Card.
  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veteransí Affairs and in receipt of the Age Pension (See note 1 below); or
  • WA Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by Centrelink or Veteransí Affairs (both cards must be presented); or
  • Veteran Affairs Veteran Card (Gold) printed with TPI or EDA or a letter confirming you are in receipt of or eligible for the Special Rate of Disability Pension either under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or the Veteransí Entitlement Act 1986.
Driver's licence and WA Photo Card fee concession 50% Reduction of fee for the renewal or replacement of driver's licence or WA Photo Card by 50%. Holders of:
  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veteransí Affairs; or
  • A WA Seniors Card.
Vehicle licence fee exemption (411) 100% Exemption from the payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on the purchase of a vehicle. You must have one of the following:
  • Letter or statement from Centrelink confirming you receive the maximum rate of pension and one of the following:
    - Centrelink Pension Card (Blind); or
    - Centrelink Disability Support Pension Card; or
    - Centrelink Pension Card (Carer). (See note 2 below). Or one of the following:
  • A letter from Veterans' Affairs certifying you have been assessed at 60 or more impairment points under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; or
  • Veterans' Affairs Veteran Card (Gold) printed with TPI or EDA, or a letter confirming you are in receipt of, or are eligible for, the Special Rate of Disability Pension either under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or the Veteransí Entitlement Act 1986.
Vehicle licence fee concession (412) 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Holder of:
  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans' Affairs ; or
  • WA Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by Centrelink or Veteransí Affairs (both cards must be presented).

Notes:

  1. The pension age for a veteran who has qualifying service is five years earlier than pension age for a non-veteran. For further information please refer to: Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans' Affairs.
  2. All applicants in receipt of the maximum rate of eCarer Payment are eligible to apply for a 100% vehicle licence fee exemption (concession), regardless of whether the person they are caring for has an existing concession on a vehicle licensed in their name.
  3. Applicants previously on the maximum rate disability support pension prior to age pension must provide a completed E113 form endorsed (stamped) by the Department of Human Services to maintain or apply for the 100% concession on their vehicle.
  4. The motor vehicle licence concession applies to only one vehicle at a time, of the following types:
    • A car or bus with an unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg;
    • A goods vehicle with an unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg;
    • A motor propelled caravan (mobile caravan);
    • A motor cycle; or
    • A moped as defined in the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Regulations 2008.
  5. Eligible customers may choose to transfer the concession to another eligible vehicle licensed in their name however the existing vehicle licensed with the concession must be restored to full rates before making application for a concession on another vehicle.

How to apply for a seniors, veterans or pensioner concession

If you already hold a driver's licence and/or vehicle licence concession, your future renewal reminders will be calculated and issued with the fee concession stated on the renewal notice.

The concession card must be presented at the time of application to obtain a reduced rate for a WA Photo Card. No refunds can be provided where a customer has paid full rates for a WA Photo Card and then presents evidence of concession eligibility at a later date.

If you have not previously applied for a concession or exemption, please complete the forms below. Instructions are provided on the form. You may also be entitled to a refund on licence fees where you have paid full rates and the concession rate should have been applied. Please see Driver's and Vehicle licence refunds for details and how to apply.

LBU_F_C_E113_ConcessionEntitlementVerification.pdf icon Concession entitlement verification (Form E113) Kb
LBU_F_C_C1_AppConcession.pdf icon Application for concession (Form C1) Kb
LBU_FEES_FAQ_PaymentsFeesConcess.pdf icon Payments, fees and concessions (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb
Opens in a new window Department of Communities WA Seniors Card Centre
Opens in a new window Department of Human Services
Opens in a new window Department of Veterans' Affairs

  Specific occupation concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Bee keeper vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Beekeepers who engage in the keeping of bees substantially as a means of livelihood, hold a Beekeeper's Licence issued by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; and use their vehicle primarily in connection with beekeeping. Applicants must provide their beekeeper licence number.
Kangaroo hunting vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Kangaroo hunters that use their vehicle primarily in connection with kangaroo hunting. Applicants must provide copy of professional kangaroo shooters licence issued by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions.
Prospectors vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Prospectors that use their vehicle primarily in connection with prospecting. Applicants must provide miner's right number issued by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Sandalwood pullers vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Sandalwood pullers that use their vehicle primarily in connection with sandalwood pulling. Applicants must provide copy of licence issued by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions.
Stock Transporters vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Owners of vehicles over 1,524kg used for transporting stock (cattle, sheep, goats or pigs. Please note: Applicants must notify Transport and pay full licence fees when carrying loads other than stock.

How to apply for a specific occupation concession

To apply for a new concession on a vehicle used in connection with your occupation, please complete the relevant form below and lodge it at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

If you already hold a vehicle licence fee concession on a vehicle, your future renewal reminders will be calculated and issued with the fee concession stated on the renewal notice.

LBU_F_VL_C_E73_StockTransportVehicle.pdf icon Application for concession on a stock transport vehicle (Form E73) Kb
LBU_F_VL_C_E5_StockTransporter.pdf icon Delete/reinstate stock transport concession (Form E5) Kb
LBU_F_VL_C_OccupationalVehicle.pdf icon Occupational vehicle licence concession application (Form E66) Kb

  Trailer and semi trailer concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Trailers used outside the South West land division vehicle licence fee concession 50% 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Owners of trailers with an unloaded mass (tare weight) exceeding 2000 kg and it is to be used exclusively on roads outside the South-West Division as defined in the Land Administration Act (1997)
Interchangeable semi trailer vehicle licence fee concession 75% 75% reduction in vehicle licence fees. Owners of semi trailers that in excess of one prime mover and semi trailer combination licensed in the owner's name.

How to apply for a trailer and/or semi trailer concession

If you are eligible and wish to apply for one of the concessions listed above, please complete the form below and lodge it at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

LBU_F_VL_C_E44_TrailerLicence.pdf icon Trailer licence concession: Application (Form E44) Kb

  Vehicles fitted with a wheelchair hoist/ramp concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Vehicles fitted with a wheelchair hoist/ramp concession 100% Exemption from the payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owners of vehicles that are fitted with a wheelchair hoist or ramp that is used primarily for the transport of a person or people with disabilities that require a wheelchair. This concession is not available for vehicles used for commercial purposes. Vehicles licensed as taxis and omnibuses are not eligible for this concession. To be eligible the vehicle must have a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of less than 4,500 kg.

How to apply for a concession for vehicles fitted with a wheelchair hoist/ramp

You must apply for a Vehicle Modification Permit at a Driver and Vehicle Services vehicle inspection centre and this must be approved by vehicle examiners.

  Veteran, vintage, post vintage or invitational vehicle concessions

Exemption/concession Rate Availability Eligibility
Veteran or vintage vehicle concessions 100% Exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty on purchase of a vehicle. Owners of veteran, vintage, post vintage and invitational vehicles that are financial members of a CEO approved historic motoring club and use their vehicle exclusively in club events.

How to apply for a veteran, vintage, post vintage or invitational vehicle concession

To be eligible for this concession you must be a financial member of a CEO approved historic motoring club or association, formed for the purpose of restoring and/or collecting motor vehicles and/or motorcycles and own a vehicle that fits into one of the following categories.

  • Veteran: manufactured prior to and including 1918.
  • Vintage: manufactured between 1919 and 1930.
  • Post vintage: manufactured between 1931 and 1949.
  • Invitation: manufactured after 01/01/1950 but no less than 25 years old*.

* If you own a 'unique' or 'historic' vehicle under 25 years old you may, under exceptional circumstances, be eligible to apply for this concession. Further information on 'unique' or 'historic' vehicles can be located in the Frequently Asked Questions below, or on the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website.

To be eligible for a concession on a vehicle or trailer, the following eligibility criteria must be satisfied:

  • The vehicle or trailer must be more than 25 year old, unless the vehicle is assessed by the WA Council of Motoring Clubs Technical Committee, as being a 'unique' or 'historic' vehicle.
  • The owner of the vehicle or trailer MUST be a financial member of a CEO approved historic motoring club or association, formed for the purpose of restoring and/or collecting motor vehicles and/or motor cycles.
  • The owner of the vehicle or trailer must be a resident of Western Australia.

Applicants must submit a 'Vintage/Veteran/Post Vintage/Invitation Class Vehicle Licence Concession Application' (Form E81) along with a 'Certification of Financial Membership' (CMC1 form). CMC1 forms can be downloaded from the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website and must be signed by an authorised representative of your club or association.

Licensed vehicles

If the vehicle is currently licensed applications can be forwarded by mail to the address shown in the Frequently Asked Questions below, or submitted in-person at any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent.

The application must be supported by the following:

  • Current vehicle licence papers.
  • Completed 'Vintage/Veteran/Post Vintage/Invitation Class Vehicle Licence Concession Application' (Form E81).
  • Completed 'Certification of Financial Membership' (CMC1 form) - available for download on the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website.

Unlicensed vehicles

If the vehicle is not currently licensed it must be inspected by an Authorised Inspection Station. Once the vehicle has passed inspection the owner will need to present the application in person at any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agent

The application must be supported by the following:

  • Certificate of Inspection or MR number for the trailer/vehicle.
  • Proof of vehicle ownership, for example, receipt of purchase, or previous vehicle licence showing present owner's name.
  • Proof of Identity, for example, driver's licence or passport.
  • Completed 'Vintage/Veteran/Post Vintage/Invitation Class Vehicle Licence Concession Application' (Form E81).
  • Completed 'Certification of Financial Membership' (CMC1 form) - available for download on the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website.

Historic motoring clubs and associations

Information on applying for recognition as a CEO approved historic motoring club or association can be located in the Frequently Asked Questions below, or on the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website.

LBU_VL_FAQ_VintageVeteranConcession.pdf icon Vintage, veteran, post vintage, invitation class concession (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb
LBU_F_VL_C_E81_VintageVeteranConcession.pdf icon Vintage, veteran, post vintage, invitation class vehicle licence concession (Form E81) Kb
Opens in a new window The Council of Motoring Clubs (CMC)

  What to do if your eligibility entitlements change

If you currently receive a concession on your vehicle licence fees and your eligibility entitlements have changed, you must notify the Department immediately.

If you continue to claim concession rates on a vehicle when you are no longer entitled to that concession, the vehicle licence will be deemed invalid. Continued use of the vehicle on the road will contravene the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.

LBU_FEES_FAQ_PaymentsFeesConcess.pdf icon Payments, fees and concessions (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb

 

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