Renew my driver's licence (standard)

Find out how to renew your Western Australian driver's licence, and how to update your photograph and signature.

  Renewing your WA driver's licence

Western Australian driver's licences will expire after 1 or 5 years, depending on the licence fee that you paid. Your photograph and signature will also need to be updated every 10 years.

When your licence is due to expire, the Department of Transport will send you a renewal notice. This notice will include important information such as:

  • The expiry date.
  • Whether a photograph and/or signature is required.

You can renew your licence as early as 6 months before the expiry date.

Once the licence has expired, you are not allowed to drive. You will have up to 6 months to renew your licence.

If you are no longer a resident of Western Australia, you will need to contact the authorities in the state, territory or country where you now reside.

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Learner's permits

Learner's permits cannot be renewed.

If your permit expires you will need to apply for a new learner's permit.

  Step 1: Prepare proof of identity (if required)

Your driver's licence renewal notice will state whether a new photograph and signature is required.

If your photograph and signature are required, you will need to provide primary and secondary proof of identity when you have your picture taken. At least one document produced must have your signature.

If you have changed your name you will need to provide relevant documentation, such as:

  • Change of name certificate.
  • Divorce papers.
  • Licence to change name.
  • Marriage certificate.

Note: Original documents must be sighted by DoT.

For more information, please go to Change my name.

  Step 2: Get your picture taken (if required)

If a new photograph is required, you will need to have your picture taken at a Photopoint location (Australia Post) or a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent or submit a photo kit by post.

Please go to Get my photo taken for more information.

  Step 3: Pay the renewal fee

If your driver's licence has no provisional restrictions or other conditions, you may renew the licence for 1 or 5 years by paying the licence renewal fee.

The renewal fee can be paid:

  1. Using our online payment system
  2. BPAY®.
  3. By post.
  4. In person, at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre, regional agent or photopoint location

Note: You will need to use option 4 if a photograph and signature are required.

For more information refer to your payment options.

Driver licence renewal fees

If you have a medical condition or occupational endorsement on your driver's licence which requires the Department of Transport to set a driver's licence renewal period other than the standard 1 to 5 years, then the fees you are required to pay may differ from the ones stated below. Multi Combination (MC class) and Heavy Combination (HC class) restriction removal suitable Heavy Rigid (HR class) vehicles can also be used to demonstrate gearbox skills for the removal of A (automatic) and B (synchromesh) class restrictions from Heavy Combination (HC class) and Multi Combination (MC class) vehicles. When this option is used, the class restriction removal fee is applied.
Fee type Fee
New driver licence application fee (original issue, not HC or MC class) $89.15
Driver licence fee: 1 year $44.05
Driver licence fee: 5 years $149.50
Driver licence fee: 1 year forced by condition $29.90
Driver licence fee: 2 years forced by condition $59.80
Driver licence fee: 3 years forced by condition $89.70
Driver licence fee: 4 years forced by condition $119.60
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior $14.95
Driver licence fee: 5 years Pensioner or Senior $74.75
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $14.95
Driver licence fee: 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $29.90
Driver licence fee: 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $44.85
Driver licence fee: 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $59.80
Driver licence fee: 1 year Aged Pensioners No fee [^]
Driver licence fee: 5 years Aged Pensioners No fee [^]

[^] Your renewal notice must still be presented to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update your licence record. 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

 

Page last updated: Tue Nov 13 2018 1:18:36 PM