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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

Work has commenced on regulatory changes to introduce the Concessions for Classics scheme (C4C) – a voluntary conditional licensing scheme which will be available to eligible street rods and vehicles manufactured prior to 1990, including motorcycles.

A vehicle licensed under the C4C scheme:

  • can be used for a maximum of 90 days annually, being
    • 60 days to participate in approved motoring club sanctioned events; and
    • 30 days for personal use, testing, maintenance and repair. 
  • cannot be used for fee, hire or reward; and
  • must display an approved plate or label stating ‘restricted use’, which is to be affixed to the top or bottom of the vehicle number plate(s) to identify that the vehicle has restricted road use.

Vehicle owners who wish to apply for the C4C scheme will need to be a financial member of a DoT approved motoring. DoT approved motoring clubs will be required to maintain a record of vehicle use by their members for auditing and compliance with the scheme. 

Eligible vehicle owners who apply for the scheme will receive a 75% vehicle licence fee discount, along with a reduced motor injury insurance premium.

COVID-19 has delayed the implementation of this initiative however DoT is continuing to progress the legislative changes and upgrading systems to support the Concessions for Classics scheme.

Concessions for Classics FAQ

The Concessions for Classics (C4C) scheme will introduce a conditional licensing scheme for low road-use street rods and vehicles manufactured prior to 1990. The scheme will provide a 75% reduction on the licence fee component of registration fees, and a reduction in Motor Injury Insurance fees. 

Who is eligible to enter the Concessions for Classics scheme?

To participate in the C4C scheme, the vehicle licence holder must be a Department of Transport (DoT) approved motoring club or association, or an individual who is a current financial member of a DoT approved motoring club. Light vehicles (i.e. GVM no greater than 4,500 kg) that are eligible for the C4C concession include:

  • a street rod; or
  • a vehicle manufactured before 1990.

What are the conditions of the Concessions for Classics scheme?  

A vehicle owner must maintain their financial membership with a DoT approved motoring club while receiving the C4C concession. If the vehicle is owned by a DoT approved motoring club or association, the DoT approved motoring club status must be maintained to receive the C4C concession.

A vehicle licensed under the C4C scheme:

  • can be used for a maximum of 90 days per year, being
    • 60 days to participate in motoring club sanctioned events; and
    • 30 days for personal use, testing, maintenance and repair. 
  • cannot be used for fee, hire or reward; and
  • must display an approved plate or label stating ‘restricted use’, which is to be affixed to the top or bottom of the vehicle number plate(s) to identify that the vehicle has restricted road use.

What is a DoT approved motoring club or association?

There are currently over 100 DoT approved motoring clubs throughout Western Australia. To be recognised as a DoT approved motoring club, the club or association must: 

  • hold either an 'Incorporated Body Certificate' from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (therefore issued an ACN), or have proof that the club or association is an incorporated body (i.e. a certificate of incorporation issued by the Western Australian Department of Commerce);
  • have a constitution; 
  • have a minimum of 30 financial members; and
  • comply with the responsibilities of being a DoT approved motoring club.

DoT will accept new applications for DoT approved motoring club status prior to the implementation of the C4C scheme. Please see Applying to become a DoT approved motoring club below.

What are the responsibilities of a DoT approved motoring club or association?

DoT approved motoring clubs will be required to maintain:

  • a register of their financial members, and notify DoT of any changes to membership status;
  • a register of the vehicles owned by club members; and
  • records of vehicle use by their members.

DoT will establish minimum requirements for DoT approved motoring clubs to record vehicle use. This will provide flexibility and ease in administering participants in the C4C scheme, and allow clubs to tailor the requirements to suit their individual needs. For example, a vehicle owner will be required to give advance written notification regarding their personal vehicle use prior to carrying out their journey, but it is at the DoT approved motoring club’s discretion whether written acknowledgement is sent back to the vehicle owner. 

On a scheduled and ad-hoc basis, DoT approved motoring clubs will be required to provide DoT with records and information for auditing and compliance with the C4C scheme. 

What is available for regional car owners?

There are already over 20 DoT approved motoring clubs or branches throughout regional Western Australia. Regional vehicle owners may choose to join an existing club and enjoy the social benefits of club membership, including car shows and club runs. Club members will also be eligible for the reduced rate of vehicle licensing, and have the ability to use their vehicles for up to 30 days of personal use per year. 

Regional vehicle enthusiasts are encouraged to approach their club’s committee about creating more club sanctioned events in their local area. Club sanctioned events must be organised and/or supported by the clubs’ committee prior to the commencement of the event.

Alternatively, regional vehicle owners may choose to establish a DoT approved motoring club of their own focussing on their specific vehicle type, regional location or a love of historic motoring.

When will the scheme be introduced? 

While COVID-19 delayed implementation of the Concessions for Classics scheme, DoT is working hard to implement the C4C scheme as soon as possible.

When the scheme is introduced, DoT will be able to accept applications for the concession from vehicle owners. The concession will be applied immediately, which may result in a refund in the adjustment to any full vehicle licence fees paid. 

Is the scheme mandatory? 

The scheme is not mandatory. Vehicle owners may continue licensing their vehicles at full rates and not be subject to the conditions of the scheme, such as the club membership requirement or restrictions on vehicle use.

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  Applying to become a DoT approved motoring club

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).

Please return the required documentation to concessions@transport.wa.gov.au. Following the finalisation of the assessment process DoT will advise you of the outcome.

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

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

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 driver’s 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 Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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 Veterans’ 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
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  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

It is proposed the Veteran/Vintage (404) scheme will soon be modernised, mirroring the vehicle use restrictions and motoring club responsibilities of the Concessions for Classics scheme. 

When implemented, Veteran/Vintage participants will have the flexibility to use their vehicle for 90 days per annum – 60 days for participation in club sanction events and 30 days for personal use, testing, maintenance or repair. 

DoT approved motoring clubs will be required to maintain a record of vehicle use by their members for auditing and compliance with the scheme. 

Concession entitlements and vehicle conditions for vehicles licensed under the Veteran/ Vintage scheme will remain the same.

 

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 car 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 car 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 car 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.

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 is available 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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