License a caravan or camper trailer

Find out how to license a caravan or camper in Western Australia, which includes getting your vehicle inspected and submitting the application in person.

  Light vehicle licence (registration) fees (2018/2019)

Light vehicle: Administration fee

Fee type Fee
Light vehicle standard administration recording fee $11.00

Light vehicle: Bulk, transfer and duplicate licence fees

Fee type Fee
Duplicate vehicle licence fee - light vehicles $4.10
Licence Administration Fee (Bulk licensing fee) - light vehicles $12.40
Transfer fee - light vehicles $16.30

Light vehicle: Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) not exceeding 4,500 kg fees

Fee type Fee
Per 100 kg
Light vehicle registration: Caravan (motor propelled), per 100 kg $22.96
Light vehicle registration: Caravan (trailer type), per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Converter dolly, per 100 kg $11.48
Light vehicle registration: Fork lift, per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Goods vehicle, per 100 kg $22.96
Light vehicle registration: Mobile crane, per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Motor car, per 100 kg $22.96
Light vehicle registration: Omnibus, per 100 kg $22.96
Light vehicle registration: Other trailer, not being a plant trailer truck, per 100 kg $11.48
Light vehicle registration: Plant trailer, per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Semi-trailer, per 100 kg $11.48
Light vehicle registration: Tow motor, per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Tow truck, per 100 kg $22.96
Light vehicle registration: Tractor (not prime mover), per 100 kg $5.74
Light vehicle registration: Tractor plant truck, per 100 kg $5.74 [^]
Light vehicle registration: Trailer, per 100 kg $11.48
Light vehicle registration: Truck, per 100 kg $22.96
Motorcycles
Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (not exceeding 250 cc), per 100 kg $45.92
Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (power to weight ratio not exceeding 150 kW/t), per 100 kg $45.92
Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t), per 100 kg $68.88
Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (exceeding 250 cc), per 100 kg $68.88

[^] A maximum fee limit equal to the fee for licence class PSV applies, per 100 kg

Light vehicle: Example, how to calculate your vehicle licence fee

In the following example, a 12 month renewal is applied to a standard motor car (weight: 1,650 kg):

Calculate your light vehicle licence fee Fee calculation
Vehicle fee per 100 kg x Total weight (rounded up to the nearest 100 kg) / 100 $22.96 x (1,700 kg / 100) = $390.32
Plus prescribed flat fee $13.20 (12-month renewal: ($13.20x50%) = $6.60) $6.60
Total vehicle licence fee (rounded to the nearest five cents) $396.90

Notes:

  • Prescribed flat fee for a vehicle for a period of one year is $13.20.
  • Any vehicle renewal term less than 12 months; calculation will be $13.20 divided by 12 then multiplying by the number of months in respect of which the renewal is paid.
    • 6-month renewal: ($13.20/12)*6 = $6.60.
    • 3-month renewal: ($13.20/12)*3 = $3.30.

Key:

  • GVM = Gross vehicle Mass. kg = kilogram. cc = cubic centimetre, engine displacement.
  • kW/t = kilowatt per tonne, 1 m² / S³.

  Step 1: Get the caravan or camper inspected

Before you can submit a caravan or camper licence application, you will need to get it inspected for roadworthiness.

Please go to Get a vehicle inspected for more information on new vehicle inspections

  Step 2: Complete an application (Form VL17)

Once the caravan or camper has successfully passed the inspection, you can complete an application to license a vehicle using form VL17.

If the caravan or camper was previously licensed under another name, a declaration of the seller must be completed on form VL17.

For more information, please go to Buy a vehicle (transfer licence).

Vehicle licence duty

Caravans (not motorised) 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.

LBU_F_VL_17_LicenceVehicle.pdf icon Application to license a vehicle (Form VL17) Kb

  Step 3: Provide proof of identity

Only one person can be nominated as a vehicle licence holder. Form VL186 is to be used where the vehicle is jointly owned. This form must accompany the caravan or camper trailer license application form in order to verify the applicant's particulars.

Please go to Proof of identity for more information.

LBU_F_VL_186_ProofIdentity.pdf icon Proof of identity: Nominated owner - vehicle licence holder (Form VL186) Kb

  Step 4: Submit the application in person (Form VL17)

Applications for a caravan or camper licence must be submitted in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent.

You will need to provide:

  • Completed vehicle licence application Form VL17.
  • Completed proof of vehicle ownership Form VL186.

You may also need to present a weighbridge certificate if the tare/mass weight of the caravan or camper cannot be established from the manufacturer's specifications, previous licence documents or licensing records.

Once the caravan or camper is licensed a new set of number plates will be issued.

LBU_F_VL_17_LicenceVehicle.pdf icon Application to license a vehicle (Form VL17) Kb
LBU_F_VL_186_ProofIdentity.pdf icon Proof of identity: Nominated owner - vehicle licence holder (Form VL186) Kb
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Page last updated: Thu Nov 15 2018 8:54:03 AM