License a driving instructor vehicle

Find out how to licence a driving instructor vehicle with dual controls in Western Australia, and the conditions that apply.

  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.

  Driving instructor vehicle

Any vehicle used for driving instruction must be fitted with:

  • Duplicate (dual) controls that are located directly in front of the seat beside the driver to readily enable the instructor to control the vehicle by:
    • Effectively braking the vehicle.
    • Disengaging the transmission or switching off the ignition.
  • An approved rear vision mirror for use by the instructor.

The procedure below covers the process of modifying and existing licensed vehicle for use in driving instruction.

Driving instruction vehicle licences are subject to the following additional conditions:

  • Annual inspection required.
  • Upon resale or where vehicle is no longer used for its modified purpose, vehicle must be returned to manufacturer's specifications.

For information on how to licence a vehicle, please go to License a new vehicle.

Heavy driving instruction vehicle concessions

Driving schools that own prime movers over 15,000 kg, that are used exclusively for heavy vehicle driving instruction, may be eligible for a 50% reduction in vehicle licence fees.

Please visit concessions for information on how to apply.

  Step 1: Get the vehicle inspected: Driving instructor vehicle

Driving instruction vehicles fitted with dual controls must be inspected by the Department of Transport.

The aim is to check the modifications that have been made, and is a separate inspection from the new licence roadworthiness inspection.

Please go to Get a vehicle inspected for more information on locations.

  Step 2: Complete the paperwork: Driving instructor vehicle

After the inspection is complete, the vehicle record will be updated to show that the vehicle is being used for driving instruction.

  Step 3: Go for an annual inspection

In order to maintain your driving instruction vehicle licence, you will be required to get the vehicle inspected every year.

  Step 4: Reverting a vehicle to original state prior to sale

If a driving instruction vehicle is no longer being used for instruction and is being put up for sale, it must have the dual controls removed.

Once the modifications have been returned to the original manufacturer's specifications, it must be inspected by the Department of Transport.

Once the vehicle passes an inspection, the vehicle record will be amended and the conditions imposed on the vehicle licence will be removed.

  Driver and Vehicle enquiries (online)

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Page last updated: Thu Nov 15 2018 8:54:03 AM