Hail-damaged vehicles (purchased at auction)

To clarify the status of hail-damaged vehicles purchased at auction the Department has developed three simple categories. Find out what category your vehicle falls in and what you need to do to re-license your vehicle.

  Category 1: Pre-inspected vehicles with minor hail damage

Vehicles with minor panel damage only, that have already been checked by us and approved for re-licensing are identified in the auction sale catalogue and on the sales receipt with the following notation:

Repairable write-off - Transport inspected - not represented as roadworthy.

Step 1: Get the vehicle checked by your mechanic

These vehicles do not require a further examination before they can be re-licensed.

However, we recommend that you have the vehicle checked by your mechanic to ensure it will continue to provide safe and reliable operation.

Step 2: License the vehicle

Refer to licensing process below.

  Category 2: Minor hail-damaged vehicles (glass, mirror, lights, etc)

These vehicles must be repaired and made roadworthy before they can be licensed or driven. This category does not include vehicles which also have damage from impact or collision, water or fire.

Step 1: Repair vehicle to make it roadworthy

Purchasers may use repairers of their choice to make these vehicles roadworthy.

Step 2: Get the vehicle examined

What you need to do:

Your vehicle will need to undergo a full examination at Vehicle Examination Centre, Welshpool or Authorised Inspection Station before the vehicle licence can be renewed or transferred.

Note:

  • Before accepting your booking we will check to confirm that your vehicle is listed as hail damage only on the Written-off Vehicle Register. If it is recorded as having more damage, Category 3 will apply.
  • These vehicles cannot be driven on a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates until they are roadworthy. They must be transported from the auction yard on a truck or trailer.

Step 3: License the vehicle

Refer to licensing process below.

  Category 3: Vehicles with hail, impact or collision and other damage

These vehicles with damage caused by impact or collision fire or water in addition to hail damage cannot be driven on a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates, until they are roadworthy. They must be transported from the auction yard on a truck or trailer.

These vehicles must go through the full Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) process to be re-licensed. For more information refer to Licence a repairable written-off vehicle.

When the vehicle passes examination it can be re-licensed. Refer to licensing process below.

  Frequently Asked Questions: Hail-damaged vehicle (purchased at auction)

Responses to frequently asked questions related to hail-damaged vehicles purchased at auction are provided in the document below.

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  Licensing process

Please attend your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre or regional Agent with the following:

  • Payment for vehicle transfer fee, licence fee and vehicle licence duty (a schedule of fees is provided below).
  • Proof of identity - one primary and one secondary document (examples of accepted documents are provided in the fact sheet below).
  • The sales receipt.

Note:

Until they are licensed, these vehicles can only be driven for repair or licensing purposes with a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates.

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  Metropolitan vehicle inspection fees (2017/2018)

Book at an Authorised Inspection Station

  • You will need to book and pay for the inspection fee directly with your chosen provider.
  • Authorised Inspection Station telephone numbers and hours of operation vary; please check with the individual provider.
  • Privately operated Authorised Inspection Station arrangements vary, please refer to individual booking procedures below.
  • Pre-payment is not usually required at an Authorised Inspection Station.

Book at the DoT Vehicle Examination Centre, Welshpool

  • DoT Welshpool vehicle inspections must be pre-paid. Please use the button below.
  • DoT Welshpool vehicle inspections may also be pre-booked by calling 1300 782 713 between am and pm weekdays.

Please note:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) was removed for vehicle inspection fees from 5 October 2013.

Prepay your DoT vehicle inspection at Welshpool VEC
 
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Perth - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $97.20
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $52.20
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $154.50
Re-inspection fee $102.40
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $66.90

Perth - General vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Engine change $65.30
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) $65.30
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  Regional vehicle inspection fees, by location (2017/2018)

Authorised Inspection Station vehicle inspection fees are bench marked against the Regional Price Index (RPI) rate applicable to their location.

The RPI, developed by the Department of Regional Development, is the most appropriate measure available for calculating the cost differentials between Perth and the regions.

For more information about the RPI, please visit the Department of Regional Development.

Please note:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) was removed for vehicle inspection fees from 5 October 2013.

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Gascoyne - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $109.15
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $75.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $75.10
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $58.60
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $173.50
Re-inspection fee $114.95
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $75.10

Goldfields/Esperance - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $100.30
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $69.00
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $69.00
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $53.85
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $159.40
Re-inspection fee $105.65
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $69.00

Great Southern - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $97.20
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $52.20
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $154.50
Re-inspection fee $102.40
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $66.90

Kimberley - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $112.15
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $77.20
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $77.20
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $60.20
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $178.25
Re-inspection fee $118.15
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $77.20

Midwest - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $100.00
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $68.80
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $68.80
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $53.70
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $158.95
Re-inspection fee $105.35
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $68.80

Peel - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $97.20
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $66.90
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $52.20
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $154.50
Re-inspection fee $102.40
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $66.90

Pilbara - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $114.20
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $78.60
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $78.60
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $61.30
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $181.50
Re-inspection fee $120.30
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $78.60

South West - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $99.30
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $68.35
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $68.35
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $53.30
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $157.85
Re-inspection fee $104.65
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $68.35

Wheatbelt - Vehicle inspection fees

Fee type Fee
Light vehicles (MRC 4,500 kg or less)  
Any other light vehicle: Initial inspection fee $99.40
Any other light vehicle: Re-inspection fee $68.40
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Initial inspection fee $68.40
Caravan and trailer (without brakes), motorcycle, motor carrier: Re-inspection fee $53.40
Heavy vehicles (MRC over 4,500 kg)  
Initial inspection fee $158.05
Re-inspection fee $104.75
Minor inspection fee (verification of vehicle details only) includes engine change $68.40
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  Temporary movement permit and modification fees (2017/2018)

Buy a temporary movement permit
 

Vehicle permit and modification fees

Fee type Fee
Temporary movement permits (all class except Class 6) $29.80 ^
Temporary movement permits (Class 6) $24.80 ^
Modification permit $19.80

^ includes Motor Injury Insurance (MII), Vehicle Licence Duty and GST.

 

 

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