Driver's licence application after cancellation

If your driver's licence was cancelled for any offence you are required to make an application for a new driver's licence.

  Step 1: Making an application for a driver's licence

Complete a driver's licence application form, provide proof of identity and pay the associated fees.

Please note legislation prohibits you from making application until your disqualification period has finished unless you are the holder of a valid Extraordinary licence with an alcohol interlock condition. Eligible holders will be notified by mail.

LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_FS_POI_PrimSec.pdf icon Proof of identity for other Driver and Vehicle Services transactions (Not an initial driver's licence or photo card) Kb

  Step 2: Complete theory test (if required)

A theory test and Practical Driving Assessment will be required in the following instances:

  • You have never previously held a WA Driver's Licence; or
  • Your driver's licence has expired by 5 years or more in accordance with the National Driver Licence Scheme (NDLS); or
  • You have made application for a driver's licence and have failed either the theory test or practical driving assessment; or
  • You have a cancellation/disqualification and there is no evidence of holding a driver's licence within the last 5 years; or
  • You have never held a licence and you obtained an extraordinary licence without undertaking the theory test or practical driving assessment to obtain an extraordinary licence; or
  • You are seeking an additional class of driver's licence to the class(s) they held previously; or
  • You have obtained an extraordinary licence for a higher class then class(s) previously held and did not undertake a theory test or practical driving assessment for that class(s).

The theory test is conducted at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre or regional agent.

You will need to bring proof of identity - one primary and one secondary document with you.

You will need to sit one of the theory tests.

Note:

If you fail, you cannot attempt the test again on the same day. You will need to rebook for another day. You must produce all the required documents again when you return and pay an additional fee.

Computerised theory test

The computerised theory test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the road rules and safe driving practice and is conducted at the Driver and Vehicle Services Centre when you apply for your licence.

You should prepare for the test by studying the Drive Safe handbook and taking the online road rules theory test quiz.

Motorcycle theory test

If you only hold a motorcycle licence you will need to complete the motorcycle theory test.

This test consists of 35 multiple-choice questions that relate to general road rules and motorcycles. You will need to get 28 or more answers correct in order to pass.

To help you prepare for the test we encourage you to read the relevant sections of the Ride Safe handbook. You will be required to do this test instead of the computerised theory test above if you previously held a motorcycle licence prior to your disqualification.

Oral theory test

You may be eligible to complete the theory test orally. To be eligible to complete an oral theory test you must have:

  • A very limited understanding of the English language.
  • A difficulty reading English.

Staff at the DVS or regional agent that conducted your computerised theory test can give you more information about booking an oral theory test.

You will still need to speak and understand English well enough to understand the testing officer and answer the questions.

You will be asked 30 questions and you need to get at least 24 right to pass the test.

DVS_DL_B_DriveSafeFullC.pdf icon Drive Safe handbook Kb
LBU_DL_B_RideSafe.pdf icon Ride Safe handbook Kb

  Step 3: Duty to reveal things that might impair your ability to drive

Legislation requires that applicants for or holders of a driver's licence must inform the CEO of any permanent or long term mental or physical condition including a dependence on drugs or alcohol that is likely to or treatment for which is likely to impair your ability to control a motor vehicle.

If you don't suffer from a medical condition that could impair your ability to control a motor vehicle, proceed to step 4.

If you suffer from a medical condition that could impair your ability to control a motor vehicle;

Obtain a Medical assessment certificate: Fitness to drive (Form M107A):

  • You may download the form below.
  • You may collect the form in person from any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre. If attending in person you must provide proof of identity.
  • You may complete the medical assessment prior to the end of your driver's licence cancellation period, however the medical assessment cannot be processed until you attend a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or agent and complete the application form, pay the appropriate fee and pass the appropriate theory tests after the end of your cancellation period.

Make an appointment with your regular health professional, as the examination may take longer than a routine consultation, you should advise your health professional that the appointment is for a driving medical assessment. Your health professional will usually forward the completed medical assessment form directly to DoT at driver.assessment@transport.wa.gov.au.

Once all the documentation has been received DoT will make a determination about your fitness to hold a driver's licence and advise you of the outcome in writing.

For further information please refer to the Mandatory reporting of medical conditions fact sheet.

LBU_F_DL_M107A_MedicalFitnessToDrive.pdf icon Medical assessment certificate: Fitness to drive (Form M107A) Kb

  Book a PDA with the DoT (after cancellation)

Book a Practical Driving Assessment with the Department of Transport (after cancellation).

You are encouraged to make your booking as early as possible as this will increase your chance of getting a preferred assessment date and time.

Book a Practical Driving Assessment (online)
 

 

PDA bookings may also be made:

Note:

Please refer to step 2 (above) to see if you are required to undergo a theory test and Practical Driving Assessment prior to the grant of a WA driver's licence.

If required you must undergo a practical driving assessment at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre or regional agent.

LBU_DL_B_PDAOnlineUserGuide.pdf icon Practical Driving Assessment: Online booking service user guide Kb

  Step 4: Undertake a Practical Driving Assessment (if required)

You may wish to read parts 2 and 3 of our publication 'How to pass your driving assessment' to familiarise yourself with how the assessment works and what you will be assessed on.

The Drive Safe handbook is another useful publication as it provides information on WA's road rules.

Consult the Ride Safe handbook if your ability to control a motor vehicle is being assessed on a motorcycle.

Checklist on the day:

  • Provide a roadworthy and licensed vehicle of the correct class for your assessment - refer to the fact sheet below.
  • Present one form of primary identification - refer to the fact sheet below.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

If you pass the practical driving assessment you will be issued with your new licence.

LBU_DL_B_PDA.pdf icon How to pass your driving assessment (Booklet) Kb
LBU_DL_FS_LightVehicleSuitabilityGuide.pdf icon Practical Driving Assessment (PDA): Light vehicle suitability guide Kb
LBU_FS_POI_PrimSec.pdf icon Proof of identity for other Driver and Vehicle Services transactions (Not an initial driver's licence or photo card) Kb
LBU_DL_FS_LR_AssessmentVehiclesRequirements.pdf icon Vehicle requirements for practical assessments (Fact sheet) Kb

  Driver licence fees and payments (2017/2018)

Notes:

* Denotes fee includes Goods and Services Tax (GST).

If you have a medical condition or occupational endorsement on your driver's licence which requires the Department of Transport to set a driver's licence renewal period other than the standard 1 to 5 years, then the fees you are required to pay may differ from the ones stated below.

^ Your renewal notice must still be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update your licence record.

^ 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

Multi Combination (MC class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) restriction removal suitable Heavy Rigid (HR class) vehicles can also be used to demonstrate gearbox skills for the removal of A (automatic) and B (synchromesh) class restrictions from Heavy Combination (HC class) and Multi Combination (MC class) vehicles. When this option is used, the class restriction removal fee is applied.

Driver licence renewal fees

Fee type Fee
New application fee (original issue, not HC or MC class) $77.20
Licence fee - 1 year $42.50
Licence fee - 5 years $133.50
Licence fee - 1 year forced by condition $26.70
Licence fee - 2 years forced by condition $53.40
Licence fee - 3 years forced by condition $80.10
Licence fee - 4 years forced by condition $106.80
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior $13.35
Licence fee - 5 years Pensioner or Senior $66.75
Licence fee - 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $13.35
Licence fee - 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $26.70
Licence fee - 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $40.05
Licence fee - 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $53.40
Licence fee - 1 year Aged Pensioners No Fee ^
Licence fee - 5 year Aged Pensioners No Fee ^

^ Your renewal notice must still be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update your licence record.

^ 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

Duplicate/replacement driver licence fees

Fee type Fee
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence $35.80
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Pensioners and Seniors) $17.90
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence (Aged Pensioners) No Fee

Duplicate tax invoice

Fee type Fee
Duplicate tax invoice (including 10% Goods and Services Tax) $9.80

Certified copy of excessive demerit points notice fee

Fee type Fee
Certified copy of notice $21.10

Transfer application (overseas/interstate) fees

Fee type Fee
Transfer application (overseas or expired interstate) $41.40
Additional class application (not MC or HC) $77.20
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $73.70

Removal of class restriction fees

Fee type Fee
Removal of class restriction (e.g. R-E to R). Note this fee does not include MC and HC class $73.70

Extraordinary driver's licence fees

Fee type Fee
Original extraordinary licence application - 1 year $183.00
Original extraordinary licence application - 6 months $91.50
Extraordinary licence renewal - 1 year $39.10
Extraordinary licence renewal - 6 months $19.55
Extraordinary licence replacement $35.80

Alcohol Interlock fee

Fee type Fee
Alcohol Interlock condition $192.30

Concessions

Participants in the Alcohol Interlock Scheme may be eligible for a concession rate for the cost of scheduled inspections if they hold a valid concession card and are receiving the full rate of entitlement.

Valid concession cards need to be presented to the Accredited Service Provider or Agent at time of application and at every scheduled service.

  • Age.
  • Carer.
  • Disability Support Pension Carer.
  • Disability Support Pension Spouse.
  • Disability Support Pension.
  • Health Care card - low income only.
  • MRCA Veterans (Military Rehabilitation and Compensation).
  • Pension Concession card.
  • Service Invalidity.
  • Veteran Age.
  • Veterans' Affairs Gold Card (Extreme Disablement Adjustment). The card must be endorsed 'EDA'.
  • Veterans' Affairs Gold Card (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated). The card must be endorsed 'TPI'.

Learner driver fees

Fee type Fee
Sit the learner's permit theory test $18.80
Every subsequent learner's permit theory resit $13.10
Application fee including one practical driving assessment (PDA) $77.20
Every subsequent PDA resit $73.70
Learner guide and log book $18.70
Initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT) $21.20
Every subsequent HPT resit $14.10
Learner permit replacement $35.10

HC and MC heavy vehicle class fees

Fee type Fee
Multi Combination (MC class) assessment by authorised providers:
MC class application $41.40
MC class restriction removal $168.60
Heavy Combination: (HC class) assessment by the Department/Police:
HC class application $176.90
HC class application: no driving test (e.g. transfer of class) $41.40
HC supplementary Practical Driving Assessment $168.60
HC class restriction removal $168.60
Heavy Rigid (HR class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) assessment by authorised providers:
HR/HC class application $41.40
HR/HC class $168.60

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fees are non-refundable.

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

Driving instructors fees

Fee type Fee
Application fee $94.60
Licence fee $5.35
Duplicate licence fee $7.80
Testing fee $161.80

WA photo card fees

Fee type Fee
WA photo card application $43.20
Replacement WA photo card $35.80
Additional WA photo card $36.60
WA photo card application - Pensioner or Senior concession $21.60
Replacement WA photo card - Pensioner or Senior concession $17.90
Additional WA photo card - Pensioner or Senior concession $18.30
WA photo card application/replacement/additional - Aged Pensioner No fee

The WA photo card replaced the proof of age card.

FINAL_LBU_P_Fees_201718_Complete.pdf icon All driver and vehicle related fees (2017/2018) Kb

 

Page last updated: Fri Jan 5 2018 1:14:29 PM