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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.

  Concessions for Classics scheme

The Concession for Classics (C4C) scheme is a voluntary concession which is available to owners of eligible street rods and vehicles manufactured prior to 1990. The scheme is available from 16 April 2021.

Vehicle must Rate Conditions Notes 
  • Be owned by the primary financial member of a DoT approved car club or 
  • Be owned by a DoT approved motoring club or association.
  • Be a light vehicle (i.e. a GVM equal to or less than 4500 kg.
  • Fit into one of the following descriptions: 
  • Manufactured prior to 1990, or
  • A Street rod as defined in the National Guidelines for the Construction and Modification of Street Rods in Australia.
  • 75% exemption from vehicle licence fee.
  • Reduced rate on motor injury insurance.

Vehicles can only be used for a maximum of 90 days per calendar year, being:

  • 60 days to participate in approved motoring club events; and
  • 30 days for personal use (includes road testing, repair and maintenance).

Vehicle owners to record the vehicle use in a logbook (a logbook template is provided below), prior to commencing each journey.

Vehicles cannot be used for fee, hire or reward.

Vehicles must display an approved plate or label stating “restricted use’ (a label template is provided below).

Concession can be applied to cars, motorbikes, trailers, caravans, and street rods complying with the weight limit.

Car clubs are also eligible for a 75% concession on club vehicles if the club is a legal entity as defined as:

  • A corporate body;
  • An incorporated body; or
  • Any other organisation that is recognised as being a legal entity.

A vehicle licence with this concession is not transferable without the approval of Concessions Section.

The concession is applied from the date of application.

How to apply for a Concessions for Classics concession

Applicants must submit a Concessions for Classics Scheme (Form E116) for each vehicle they wish to apply the concession to, ensuring that the Motoring Club declaration has been completed by an authorised officer of the approved club.

The Concessions for Classics Scheme is only available for licensed vehicles. If the vehicle is unlicensed refer to License a vehicle in Western Australia.   

If the vehicle is currently licensed applications can be submitted to DoT via:

  • Email: concessions@transport.wa.gov.au   
  • Post: Vehicle Services (Concessions), Department of Transport, GPO Box R1290, PERTH WA 6844 
  • In Person: At a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or agent 

Car Club responsibilities  

DoT approved motoring clubs are required to:

  • maintain a register of their financial members*, and notify DoT of any changes to membership status;
  • maintain a register of the vehicles owned by club members*;
  • maintain a register of approved club events, and
  • notify the DoT should the club disband, or the Incorporation Status ceases.

On a scheduled and ad-hoc basis, DoT approved motoring clubs will be required to provide DoT with copies of the registers and information for auditing and compliance with the concession requirements.

Note: Clubs providing access to the Concessions for Classics concession should read the C4C Code of Conduct below and familiarise themselves with the rules of the scheme.

*A template C4C Financial Member Register can be found below.

DVS_P_ConcessionsforClassicsFAQ.pdf icon Concessions for Classics scheme FAQs Kb
DVS_F_E116_Concession_for_Classic_Scheme_Application.pdf icon Concessions for Classics scheme (Form E116) Kb
DVS_P_C4C_Financial_member_register.xlsx icon C4C financial member register template Kb
DVS_P_C4C_Code_of_Conduct.pdf icon C4C code of conduct Kb
DVS_P_C4C_log_book.pdf icon C4C log book template Kb
DVS_P_C4C_log_book_follower_pages.pdf icon C4C log book template page 2 Kb
DVS_I_restricted_use_label_motorcycle.pdf icon C4C identifier label (Motorcycles) Kb
DVS_I_restricted_use_label_car.pdf icon C4C identifier label (Cars) Kb

  DoT approved motoring club

A list of approved car clubs and information on applying for recognition as a CEO approved car club or association can be found below.

Clubs or association must make a written application to DoT for approval of the club/association as an approved motoring club. The application must be submitted on the organisation's letterhead with the following supporting documentation;

  • either a copy of the 'Incorporated Body Certificate' from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (therefore issued an ACN), or proof that the club or association is an incorporated body i.e. a certificate of incorporation issued by the Western Australian Department of Commerce;
  • a copy of your organisation's constitution; and
  • the organisation's current membership list (minimum of 30 financial members).

Applications can be submitted via one of the following methods:

DoT will assess the application and the car club or association will be informed of the outcome in writing.

DVS_P_Approved_Car_Clubs.pdf icon Approved car clubs Kb
LBU_VL_FAQ_VintageVeteranConcession.pdf icon Vintage, veteran, post vintage, invitation class concession (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb

  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 100% exemption from payment of vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty may be available for certain B and C class vehicles, which require very limited access to public roads.

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes:
Be one of the following commonly eligible, types of vehicles:
  • Bobcats (automatic approval).
  • Excavators.
  • Golf buggies (SVREC) used only in confines of a golf course. 
  • Skid steer loaders (automatic 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.
100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty

Vehicle owners must present their vehicle for inspection.

For all vehicles other than skid steer loaders and bobcats the applicant must submit a written  application that includes:

  • Vehicle garaging location
  • How the vehicle will be transported from site to site, and
  • What the vehicle is being used for.

Vehicles will be licensed with the relevant conditions that strictly limit the vehicle’s use on public roads.

There are several condition codes available for golf buggies confining their use to within the boundaries of certain golf courses. In some cases, the condition code includes permission to cross roads only at designated points within that complex.

Road graders, bulldozers, forklifts, mobile cranes, rally, vintage or street rod vehicles, and front-end loaders with a width of less than 3.1 metres are not eligible for this concession.

How to apply for a B and C class vehicle concession

You 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.

Applicants must complete an application letter where applicable and submit it with associated paperwork in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or DVS agent or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au

  Caravan or camper trailer concessions

Exemption from vehicle licence duty (automatically applied)

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.

  Charitable organisations concesssion

There are two rates of concession offered to charitable organisations.

100% Rate

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes
Be used for one or more of the following:
  • Transporting community members for medical treatment, counselling, outings, housing, for employment purposes and other similar purposes.
  • Used by staff for travel to various locations to provide direct services to community members such as, medical check-ups, nursing, maintenance and household assistance.
  • Delivering food, goods, materials and medical supplies to community members.
  • Carrying donated food and goods to a depot prior to delivery to community members.
  • Providing environmental and catchment management; and/or delivering training and employment programs (non-Group Training organisations only).
100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty Vehicle must be licensed in the name of 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.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles or trailers that an owner may have licensed with this concession. 

This concession is only available for light vehicles (not greater than 4.5 tonnes).
 
Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if:

  • Purchased or licensed by an organisation or individual, and provided for use by a charitable organisation;
  • Used by the charitable organisations staff for private purposes;
  • It forms part of an employment remuneration package;
  • Used for commercial purposes (hire or reward, including the carriage of passengers or load); 
  • Used by a Minister of Religion for pastoral or community purposes.

Applicants must complete an Application for 100% Concession Charitable Organisations (E58) form in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or DVS agent or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au.

Where the organisation has not previously applied for or been granted this concession on a vehicle, the following documentation must be supplied:

  • a copy of the organisation’s constitution;
  • documentation from the ACNC providing evidence that the organisation is registered as a charity; and
  • evidence that the organisation is a legal entity - e.g. incorporated body (Certificate of Incorporation), Australian company (ACN#).

50% Rate

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes
Be bus type only. 50% on vehicle licence charges only

Vehicle must be licensed in the name of a private school or college that is currently registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), appears on the ACNC Register and is endorsed as a ‘public benevolent institution’ (PBI) or a ‘charitable institution. 

All buses must be inspected at the time of licensing and inspected annually thereafter.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles an eligible organisation can have licensed with this concession at any one time. 

Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if: 

  • They are purchased or licensed by an organisation or individual, and provided to a Charitable Organisation for their use. 
  • They are other vehicle body types (i.e. sedans, utilities etc.).
  • They are used for private or personal use, hire, or sub-lease.

Applicants must submit a letter of application on the organisation’s letterhead stating the vehicle use, garaging address and whether or not the vehicle is a replacement for another, in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or DVS agent or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au.

 

LBU_F_VL_C_E58_CharitableOrg.pdf icon Application for 100% concession: Charitable organisations, code 430 (Form E58) Kb

  Group training scheme organisations concession

Approved group training scheme organisations can apply for a 100% exemption in vehicle licence charges and vehicle licence duty.

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be licensed in the name of an organisation listed as a group training organisation by the Department of Training and Workforce Development or registered as a training organisation under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

Be used primarily for training purposes by the organisation; and have a gross vehicle mass (GVM) not exceeding 4,500 kg (i.e. light vehicles).

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty   Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if they are used for private or personal use or have a GVM exceeding 4,500 kg.

Applicants must complete the Application for Concession Group Training Scheme Organisations (E59) form in person Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or DVS agent or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au.

LBU_F_VL_C_E59_GroupTrainingScheme.pdf icon Application for concession: Group Training Scheme organisations (Form E59) Kb

  School Bus Concession

A 50% concession is offered for vehicles licensed as a school bus that are over 4,500 kg.

 

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Meet the colour requirements of predominately orange colour with green detail and the roof painted cream or white.

Have a body type ‘School Bus’.

Be licensed to an organisation or person(s) that hold a contract with the Public Transport Authority (School Bus Services)

50% reduction in vehicle licence fees All buses must be inspected at the time of licensing and inspected annually thereafter.

Vehicle must be used exclusively to transport school children to and from school, sport events, camps and other recreational
activities, both inside and outside school hours. 

Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if:

  • They have a body type of Bus Type (BUSTYP);
  • They have a body type of Omnibus; 
  • Separate fees are charged for transportation; or 
  • Used for hire or sub-lease

An application form is not required, provided a copy of a current contract with School Bus Services is supplied or the body type is recorded as School Bus.

 

  Youth group vehicle concession

There are two rates of concession offered to youth groups.

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be a bus type vehicle (under 4,500 kg).

Licensed in the name of the organisation applying for the concession. 

Be used exclusively for the transportation of the group’s members for activities.

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty  

Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if separate fees are charged for transportation; or they are used for hire or sub-lease.

Be a bus type vehicle (over 4,500 kg).

Licensed in the name of the organisation applying for the concession.

Be used exclusively for the transportation of the group’s members for activities

50% exemption from vehicle licence fee    Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if separate fees are charged for transportation; or they are used for hire or sub-lease.


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.

  Diplomatic and consular staff concessions

Concessions are offered to diplomatic and consular staff and eligible dependents and employees posted to Australia by the government of their native country.


Consulate vehicle licence concession

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be issued with Consular number plates in the number range CC 1000 to CC 1999 to be eligible for the vehicle licence concession.


Be licensed in the name of the Consul (i.e. the person). Consular plates are only issued at the West Perth Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre.


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.

100% on vehicle licence fees and vehicle licence duty on the purchase of a vehicle

100 % rate and exemption from vehicle licence duty applies to Career Consuls from other countries only.


A letter of authorisation from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade must be provided before the plates may be issued.

May be used for personal, private, or business use

Note: 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.


Diplomatic and consular staff Driver’s licence concession

 

Driver’s licence holder must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be a member of the Diplomatic Service or Consular Officers of the following ranking: Consul General; Deputy Consul General; Consul; and Vice Consul.

Be a Spouse of a Career Consular Officer or employee.

Be an eligible dependent member of the family of a Career Consular Officer or employee.

100% on driver’s licence fees 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.
  • Satisfactory proof of identity.
  • 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.

  Emergency and volunteer response vehicle concessions

Concessions offered for volunteer emergency response vehicles

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be an A or B class vehicle listed as an emergency response vehicle on Voluntary Emergency Services Response Vehicle Concession Application (Form E21).

Be operated only by volunteers and used solely in emergency situations.

Be owned by volunteer emergency services organisations (i.e. volunteer fire
brigades or volunteer ambulance centres)

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty.

Reduced rate on Motor Injury Insurance.

Vehicles must be inspected before they can be licensed as an emergency vehicle.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles an organisation can have with this concession.

Vehicles used for emergency situations that are owned by private organisations (e.g. mining companies) or individuals are not eligible for this concession.

How to apply for an emergency and volunteer response vehicle concession 

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

Concessions offered for fire brigade vehicles

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be owned and licensed in the name of Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Used exclusively for the sole purpose of fire-fighting, fire preventing or dealing with other incidents as defined
in the Emergency Management Act 2005; and authorised with Emergency Vehicle Status.

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty.

Reduced rate on Motor Injury Insurance.

Vehicles must be inspected before they can be licensed as an emergency vehicle.

Government plates are issued unless written approval has been provided from the CEO of the organisation.

An application form is not required.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles that the concession holder may have licensed with this concession at any one time.

Fire-fighting vehicles are not eligible for this concession if they are licensed in the name of:

  • Local Government Organisations; or
  • Volunteer Organisations.

Concessions offered for ambulances

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be used exclusively as an ambulance (i.e. body type AMBULC or RRAMB).

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty.

Reduced rate on Motor Injury Insurance.

Vehicles must be inspected before they can be licensed as an emergency vehicle and when returning the vehicle to full rates.

An application form is not required.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles that the concession holder may have licensed with this concession at any one time.

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

  Government vehicle concessions

An exemption or reduction on vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty may be available for certain Government owned vehicles.

Federal Government Concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be licensed in the name of a Federal Government department or agency.

Exemption from vehicle licence duty only.  

Commonwealth vehicles are exempt under the Commonwealth Vehicles (Registration and Exemption from Taxation) Act 1997 from the payment of vehicle licence duty.

State Government Concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be licensed in the name of a WA State Government authority.

Be a light vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonne or less. This includes all vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, trailers, caravans, utilities etc that have a GVM of 4.5 tonne or less.

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty

Government plates to be issued unless written approval has been obtained from the CEO of the State
Government authority.

For public school vehicles, Government plates to be issued unless written approval has been obtained from the school principal for State plates to be allocated.

For public school vehicles to be eligible for this concession, all vehicle licences granted or transferred to the school
must be in the organisation name of Minister for Education.

Vehicles cannot be licensed in the name of an individual school or the school Principal.

Principals are the only delegate of the school authorised to sign on behalf of the Minister for Education on all application forms.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a port authority or water corporation are not eligible for this concession.

Be licensed in the name of a WA State Government authority. 

Be a heavy vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonne.

Exemption from vehicle licence duty only.

Government plates to be issued unless written approval has been obtained from the CEO of the State
Government authority.

For public school vehicles, Government plates to be issued unless written approval has been obtained from the school principal for State plates to be allocated.

For public school vehicles to be eligible for this concession, all vehicle licences granted or transferred to the school
must be in the organisation name of Minister for Education.

Vehicles cannot be licensed in the name of an individual school or the school Principal.

Principals are the only delegate of the school authorised to sign on behalf of the Minister for Education on all application forms.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a port authority or water corporation are not eligible for this concession.

Local Government Authority Concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be licensed in the name of a Local Government authority within Western Australia.
Be a light vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonne or less. This includes all vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, trailers, caravans, utilities etc that have a GVM of 4.5 tonne or less.

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty.

Government plates are issued unless written approval has been provided from the CEO of the organisation.

A list of WA Local Government
Authorities is available at www.walga.asn.au
Vehicles having limited road use or used for fire-fighting purposes may be eligible for an alternative concession.

Be licensed in the name of a Local Government authority within Western Australia.
Be a heavy vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonne.
Exemption from vehicle licence duty only. Government plates are issued unless written approval has been provided from the CEO of the organisation. Vehicles having limited road use or used for fire-fighting purposes may be eligible for an alternative concession.

Government funded organisations

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be licensed in the name of a public hospital or other statutory authority; or any other organisations listed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management Act 2006.

Be a light vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonne or less. This includes all vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, trailers, caravans, utilities etc that have a GVM of 4.5 tonne or less.

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty Government plates are issued unless written approval has been provided from the CEO of the organisation.

Organisations not listed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management Act 2006 are not eligible for this concession.

Vehicles having limited road use or used for fire-fighting purposes may be eligible for an alternative concession.

Be licensed in the name of a public hospital or other statutory authority; or any other organisations listed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management Act 2006.

Be a heavy vehicle with a gross loaded mass (GVM) of more than 4.5 tonne.

Exemption from vehicle licence duty only. Government plates are issued unless written approval has been provided from the CEO of the organisation.

Organisations not listed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management Act 2006 are not eligible for this concession.

Vehicles having limited road use or used for fire-fighting purposes may be eligible for an alternative concession.

How to apply for a government vehicle concession

An application form is not required, but a vehicle inspection is required if the vehicle is unlicensed.
Vehicles must be licensed in the name of WA 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.

  Heavy driving instruction vehicle concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes
  • Have three (3) or more axles and a GVM exceeding 15 tonnes;
  • Be licensed in the name of a driving school or driving instructor;
  • Be modified for the purpose of driving instruction.
50% reduction in vehicle licence charges
  • Used exclusively for driving instruction purposes.
  • Subject to initial and annual inspection.
  • Not to carry a load for hire or reward unless licence is restored to full rates.
  • Not to tow a trailer/semi-trailer carrying a load for hire or reward unless licence is restored
  • to full rates.

Vehicles are not eligible for this concession if they are trailers or semi-trailers; or let for hire or sub-leased.

Concession is not automatically applied if a vehicle is transferred to a new owner.

How to apply for a heavy driving instruction vehicle concession

Applicants must complete a Letter of Application, on Driving School letterhead, detailing the use of the vehicle and submit it in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, DoT regional office or DVS agent or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au.

  Seniors, veterans and pensioner concessions

Vehicle licence concessions for seniors, veterans and pensioners

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be a car or bus with:

  • An unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg; or
  • A goods vehicle with an unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg; or
  • A motor home (mobile caravan); or
  • A motorcycle; or a moped as defined in the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Regulations 2008.
  • Not be licensed to a business.
  • Not be the subject of a Fines Enforcement Sanction at the time of applying for the concession.
100% on vehicle licence fees and vehicle licence duty on the purchase of a vehicle.

Applicants for a concession must:

  • Be the primary card holder.
  • Have one of the following:

Letter 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 3 below).


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 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 Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

Concession applies to only one vehicle at a time.

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.

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

  • Be a car or bus with an unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg; or
  • A goods vehicle with an unloaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg; or
  • A motor home (mobile caravan); or
  • A motorcycle; or a moped as defined in the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Regulations 2008.
  • Not be licensed to a business.
  • Not be the subject of a Fines Enforcement Sanction at the time of applying for the concession.
50% exemption from vehicle licence fee Applicants for a
concession must:
  • be the primary card holder
  • have one of the following:
Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans' Affairs; or WA Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs (both cards must be presented).

Concession applies to only one vehicle at a time.

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.

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

 

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 Services Australia or Department of Veterans' Affairs.
  2. All applicants in receipt of the maximum rate of Carer 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 are able to use their smart phone/devices to show their Centrelink eConcession Card on their Digital Wallet app when making application for a DoT concession.
  4. If the applicant was entitled to the maximum rate of Disability Support Pension prior to the Age Pension, a Concession Entitlement Verification (E113) form endorsed by Centrelink (Services Australia) must also be provided.

Driver’s licence and WA Photo Card fee concessions for seniors, veterans and pensioners

 

Applicant must: Rate Conditions Notes
  • Hold a Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs and in receipt of the Age Pension below); or
  • WA Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs (both cards must be presented); or
  • Veteran Affairs Veteran Card (Gold) printed with TPI or EDA or
  • 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 Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986.

 

100% exemption from payment of the driver’s licence or WA Photo Card fee for the renewal or replacement of a driver's licence or WA Photo Card.

Applicants for a concession must be the primary card holder. 

The concession card must be presented at the time of application to obtain an exemption from the fee for a WA Photo Card.

Refunds cannot 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 already hold a driver's licence concession, your future renewal reminders will be calculated and issued with the fee concession stated on the renewal notice.

  • Hold a Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs; or
  • A WA Seniors Card.
50% reduction of fee for the renewal or replacement of driver's licence or WA Photo Card.

Applicants for a concession must be the primary card holder.

The concession card must be presented at the time of application to obtain a reduced rate for a WA Photo Card.

Refunds cannot 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 already hold a driver's licence concession, your future renewal reminders will be calculated and issued with the fee concession stated on the renewal notice.

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How to apply for a seniors, veterans or pensioner concession

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
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  Specific occupation concessions

Minister of Religion Concession

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Have a gross vehicle mass (GVM) not exceeding 4,500 kg; and be in the name of an individual only (not in a company name or church). 

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty Applicant must be:
  • Registered with the Attorney-General's Department to conduct marriage and funeral services, and
  • Qualified to perform all religious rites of a church, and 
  • Engaged solely in performing parish or pastoral duties of the church; and
  • Registered with the Attorney-General's Department prior to the purchase date of the vehicle; and the registration must have been issued either federally or in WA (represented respectively by the prefix ‘A’ or ‘W’ on the Attorney- General’s letter of approval).

The concession is limited to one vehicle owned by an ordained member of the Ministry only.

Marriage or funeral celebrants and other individuals who are not ordained and not engaged exclusively in performing parish or pastoral duties are not eligible for this concession.

Applicants must complete Minister of Religion Concession Application (E37) form and a ‘Letter of Certification’ from the Attorney General’s Department or an ID card with a registration number on it, in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional Department of Transport (DoT) office or agent, or by email to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au.

 Beekeeper

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be used exclusively or principally relating to beekeeping.

50% reduction on vehicle licence fee.  Applicants must:
  • Be a beekeeper, whose main source of income is derived from the farming of bees;
  • Be issued with a Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development licence number; and
  • Provide their beekeeper licence number, expiry date, and number of hives. 

Concession is available where the vehicle is licensed in the name of a person, public body, company, or association or body of persons, corporate or unincorporated.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles or trailers that an owner may have licensed with this concession, subject to meeting the criteria.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a beekeeper that are not used exclusively or principally relating to beekeeping are not eligible for the concession

 Kangaroo hunter

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be used exclusively or principally relating to kangaroo hunting.

50% reduction on vehicle licence fee.  Applicant must: 
  • be a kangaroo hunter, whose main income is derived from hunting kangaroos; and
  • be a full-time kangaroo hunter, licensed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Service); and
  • provide copy of professional kangaroo shooters licence issued by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions.

Concession is available where the vehicle is licensed in the name of a person, public body, company, or association or body of persons, corporate or unincorporated. 

There is no limit to the number of eligible vehicles an eligible applicant can have licensed with this concession at any one time.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a kangaroo hunter that are not used exclusively or principally relating to kangaroo hunting are not eligible for this concession.

 Prospector

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be used exclusively or principally relating to prospecting.

50% reduction on vehicle licence fee.  Applicants must: 
  • Be a genuine prospector or; a person (other than a company as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) who searches for or produces metals or minerals from land in which the person holds an interest;
  • Derive an income from the business of prospecting;
  • Hold a Miner’s Right Number, issued by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety; and 
  • Provide miner's right number issued by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

There is no limit to the number of eligible vehicles an eligible applicant can have licensed with this concession at any one time.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a prospector that are not used exclusively or principally relating to prospecting are not eligible for this concession.

 Sandalwood pullers

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be used exclusively or principally relating to pulling sandalwood.

50% reduction on vehicle licence fee.  Applicants must:
  • Be a sandalwood puller, whose main income is derived from the pulling of sandalwood;
  • Be licensed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Service); and
  • Provide copy of licence issued by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions.

Concession is available where the vehicle is licensed in the name of a person, public body, company, or association
or body of persons, corporate or unincorporated. 

There is no limit to the number of eligible vehicles an eligible applicant can have licensed with this concession at any one time.

Vehicles licensed in the name of a sandalwood puller that are not used exclusively or principally relating to sandalwood pulling are not eligible for this concession.

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.

 

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  Trailer and semi trailer concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes

Be a semi-trailer with a tare weight greater than 1,524 kg that: 

  • Will be towed by a prime mover licensed in the name of the owner of the semi-trailer, and no other prime mover;
  • Will not be towed together with another semi-trailer; and where 
  • Other semi-trailers licensed in the name of the owner will be towed by that prime mover, and no other prime mover.
75% reduction in vehicle licence fees. This concession cannot be applied to vehicles that are being used in combination with other semi-trailers; or not semi-trailers.

Concession for interchangeable semi-trailers

Be a semi-trailer or trailer with an unloaded mass (tare weight) exceeding 2,000 kg

50% exemption from vehicle licence fee  Must be garaged and used exclusively on roads outside the South West Division within the meaning of the Land Administration Act 1997  Trailers or semi-trailers that are used within the South-west Division are not eligible for the concession.

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.

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  Vehicles fitted with a wheelchair hoist/ramp concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes
  • Have a GVM not exceeding 4,500 kg.
  • Be fitted with an approved wheelchair ramp or hoist, or an equivalent modification.
  • Be primarily used for transporting people with disabilities who must use a wheelchair.
  • Be licensed with insurance class 1A or 2 (depending on vehicle type).
100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty

Licence to be carried at all times.

This licence is not transferable without prior approval of Department of Transport, Driver and Vehicle Services.

Upon resale or where the vehicle is no longer used for its modified purpose, the vehicle must be returned to manufacturer’s specifications unless fitted with a SSM compliance plate.

Vehicles that are used for commercial purposes (e.g. taxi, small charter vehicles) are not eligible for this concession.

Where an ACROD number can be supplied on behalf of the disabled person to be transported in the vehicle, the vehicle modification permit is issued free of charge.

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

Information about modifying a vehicle for special needs is available at https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/modify-a-vehicle-for-special-needs.asp 

The application process applies to vehicles that have been modified to fit a wheelchair hoist or ramp, or fitted with a removable wheelchair hoist.

Applicants must pre pay a vehicle modification permit fee (online) and attend an AIS for a vehicle inspection. The vehicle modification is assessed to ensure that the vehicle meets the appropriate standards and if satisfactory, is approved by the AIS vehicle inspector.

After approval, applicants must complete an Application for Vehicle Fitted with a Wheelchair Hoist or Ramp Concession (E61) form and submit it:

If the vehicle has a hoist or ramp in-built by a second stage manufacturer and is fitted with a Second Stage Manufacturer (SSM) compliance plate, modification approval is not required for these vehicles as they comply with vehicle standards. 

Applicant completes an Application for Concession for Vehicle Fitted with a Wheelchair Hoist or Ramp (E61) form and supplies the SSM compliance plate number on the form.

 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.

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  Veteran, vintage, post vintage or invitational vehicle concessions

Vehicle must: Rate Conditions Notes
  • Be owned by a financial member of a CEO approved car club, formed for restoring and/or collecting motor vehicles and/or motorcycles.
  • Be in original or unmodified condition.
  • Fit 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 inclusive.
  • Invitation: manufactured after 01/01/1950 but no less than 25 years old* 

 

100% exemption from vehicle licence fee and vehicle licence duty.

Reduced rate on third party insurance (except trailers).

Vehicle used only relating to club events or for road
test. 

‘Veteran’, ‘Post Vintage’, ‘Vintage’ or ‘Invitation’ or Historic’
to be affixed in the form of a sticker or number plate affixed above or below the vehicles number plate.

Not to carry a load for hire or reward unless the licence is
restored to full rates.

Where the vehicle is used during hours of darkness it must be
fitted with appropriate lighting or it will be restricted to daylight use only.

Concession can be applied to vehicles, trailers or caravans.

The owner must be a resident of Western Australia.

Car clubs are also eligible for a 100% concession on club vehicles if the club is a legal entity as defined as:

  • A corporate body;
  • An incorporated body; or
  • Any other organisation that is recognised as being a legal entity.

A vehicle licence with this concession is not transferable without the approval of Concessions Section.

* 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.

Approved car clubs

A list of approved car clubs and information on applying for recognition as a CEO approved car club or association can be found below. Further information can be found on the Council of Motoring Clubs of WA website.

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

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.
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  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.

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