Driver's licence application after cancellation
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.
Repeat driving offenders deemed a recidivist driver may be required to satisfy DoT that they are a suitable person to hold a driver's licence. Read more about recidivist drivers.
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.
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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.
If you fail, you cannot attempt the test again on the same day. You will need to reattend on 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.
Learner driver fees
|Driver's licence application|
|New driver licence application fee including one Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) (original issue, not HC or MC class)||$117.80|
|Additional class application fee including one Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) (not HC or MC class)||$117.80|
|Class restriction removal (does not include HC and MC class)||$98.30|
|Learner's Permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT)|
|Sit the Learner's Permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT)||$20.20|
|Subsequent Learner's Permit Computerised Theory Test (CTT) resits||$16.10|
|Learner Log Book (printed)||$9.45|
|Learner's Permit card replacement||$30.90|
|Hazard Perception Test (HPT)|
|Sit the initial Hazard Perception Test (HPT)||$25.60|
|Every subsequent Hazard Perception Test (HPT) resit||$19.40|
|Practical Driving Assessment (PDA)|
|Every subsequent Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) resit||$98.30|
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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|Medical assessment instructions (Form M106A)||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:
- In person at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or agent.
- By telephone on 13 11 56.
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.
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Step 4: Undertake a Practical Driving Assessment (if required)
You may wish to read parts 2 and 3 of our publication Driving Techniques for Safer Drivers: A Guide for Learner Drivers (Booklet) 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.