My driver's licence

Learn to drive, get a driver's licence, renew; upgrade; or transfer your licence. Driver regulations and penalties.

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 Learn to drive (my first licence)

Understand the steps and requirements for a licence to drive a car (C class), or ride a motorcycle (R-E class) or moped (R-N class) in WA.

 Learn to ride a moped (R-N)

A moped is a motorcycle that is designed so as not to be capable of a speed exceeding 50 km/h and either has an engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc; or is not powered by a piston engine. You can apply for a learner's permit at 15 ½ years of age.

 Learn to ride a LAMS motorcycle (R-E)

You can apply for a learner's permit to ride a LAMS approved motorcycle (R-E class) vehicle once you are 16 years of age. There are six steps involved in getting a licence that allows you to ride a LAMS approved motorcycle.

 Novice drivers

Novice drivers must comply with a number of restrictions whilst developing the skills required to become safe drivers.

 Renew my WA driver's licence

Find out when your Western Australian driver's licence is due, how to renew your licence or learner's permit and what to do when a new photograph and/or signature is required.

 Upgrade/add a licence

To drive a vehicle of a higher class or remove a restriction on your driver's licence you will have to pass a Practical Driving Assessment and meet other requirements.

 Report a medical condition

If you have a medical condition and/or take any medication that may affect your ability to drive, you must notify the Department. Here you will find examples of medical conditions you should report and what conditions may be applied to your licence.

 Visit or move to WA

Find out about driving on your overseas or interstate licence in Western Australia (WA). Different rules apply to visitors and permanent residents from overseas or interstate. Here you can also find out about using your WA licence when travelling.

 Driver rules, penalties and infringements

Find out about demerit points, licence suspensions, disqualifications, driving offences and extraordinary licences.

 Driver's licence cards

Find out about the design and security features of your Western Australian driver's licence card.

 Licence Alert

Licence Alert online is a free service that allows you to receive an SMS or email when your Western Australian driver's and vehicle licences are near expiry. You can also download the free Licence Alert app.
Page last updated: Wed Oct 13 2021 12:54:42 PM