Renew/replace my vehicle licence
Renewing your WA vehicle licence
All vehicles that have a licence granted, transferred or renewed in WA must be primarily based in the State.
When your vehicle licence is due to expire, DoT will send you a renewal notice by post or you can elect to receive your notice electronically. You can renew your vehicle licence as early as three months before the expiry date.
Light vehicle licences can be renewed for 3, 6 or 12 months; however light vehicle owners choosing the three month option may only pay online, via BPay or telephone (IVR). For more information on three month renewals, please refer to the Online payment option (Frequently asked questions) below.
Heavy vehicles (over 4,500 kg) can be licensed or renewed for 3, 6 or 12 months.
The renewal fee can be paid:
- Using our online payment system;
- Via BPAY®;
- By post; or,
- In person, at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre, regional DoT office and/or agent.
For more information refer to your payment options.
Vehicle licence duty and transfer fees must be paid before the vehicle licence can be renewed if it has not previously been licensed in your name.
If a vehicle is subject to annual inspection, an annual inspection report is required before the licence can be renewed.
DoT cannot accept payment to renew the licence for a WA vehicle that is temporarily overseas, as the Motor Injury Insurance (MII) included in the licence only covers vehicles operating in Australia.
|Online payment option (Frequently asked questions)||Kb|
Expired vehicle licences (renewal period)
A vehicle licence renewal period is three months prior to, or after the expiry date.
|Overdue period||What you need to know|
|Up to three months late||You cannot drive your vehicle on the road. You have three months from the expiry date to renew your vehicle licence without the need to have the vehicle examined. The renewal period will be calculated from the previous expiry date where the fees are paid within this three month period.|
|Over three months late||You cannot drive your vehicle on the road and you are required to return the number plates to us in order to avoid a penalty being issued. To re-licence your vehicle you will need to get your vehicle examined.|
Nominated uniform expiry dates and renewals
If you are the owner of 3 to 9 vehicles, you may nominate a common expiry date. Upon receiving your next vehicle licence renewal notice, or within the vehicle licence renewal period, you can request to renew the vehicle licence to your preferred date by:
- taking the notice to a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional DoT office or agent,
- calling 13 11 56
You will need to do the same for each vehicle licensed in your name until all vehicle licences have been adjusted to expire on your requested common expiry date. In this case you will not be provided a fleet schedule or a bulk billing code. Instead you will be sent individual renewal notices close to the nominated common expiry date.
Owners with more than 10 vehicles qualify for the fleet-licensing payment scheme, in which all your vehicle licences will expire on a nominated day. A fleet schedule will be sent out prior to the expiry date, which will list all the vehicles and the total renewal payment due. Individual renewal notices are not sent to these vehicle owners.
Vehicle licence 'rego' check (online)
The Department of Transport is not responsible for how this information is interpreted or used. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to determine whether the vehicle should be driven.Vehicle licence 'rego' check (online)
You can quickly check the vehicle licence (rego) status of your;
- Goods vehicle,
- Tow truck,
- Truck, etc.
Replace my vehicle licence document
If you have lost or damaged your vehicle licence document (rego papers) or need proof of vehicle ownership, you can get a copy of the vehicle licence document via your online DoTDirect account. If you don't have a DoTDirect account you can request a copy in person. A fee is applicable for the document.
Purchasing a copy is not renewing or extending the expiry date of the vehicle licence. It is a copy of the current licence only.
Option A: Purchase a copy via your online account
If you have a DoTDirect account you can purchase a copy of your vehicle licence documents online. This is limited to vehicles licensed in your name only.
The button below will prompt you to login before directing you to the online service. If you don't already have a DoTDirect account you can follow the prompt to create an account.
Option B: Purchase a copy in person
You can purchase a copy of a vehicle licence document at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional DoT office or agent.
The vehicle owner (or their representative) must attend with at least one form of primary proof of identity (POI) to purchase a copy of the vehicle licence document.
If a representative attends on behalf of the vehicle owner, a copy of the vehicle licence document will be mailed to the owner of the vehicle, at the address recorded on the vehicle register.
The following cannot be purchased using either method:
- Expired vehicle licence documents.
- Document for a previous year.
- Documents for a vehicle you no longer own.
- Documents for a vehicle that is no longer licensed.
Light vehicle licence (registration) fees (2020/2021)
Vehicle owners must also pay motor injury insurance (MII) insurance. Visit the Motor Injury Insurance (MII) page for fees and more information.
Light vehicle: Administration fee
|Light vehicle standard administration recording fee||$10.30|
Light vehicle: Bulk, transfer and duplicate licence fees
|Duplicate or certified copy of vehicle licence document||$3.60|
|Vehicle Licence Administration fee (Bulk licensing fee) - Applicable to vehicle dealers only||$13.10|
|Vehicle licence transfer fee||$18.40|
Light vehicle: Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) not exceeding 4,500 kg fees
|Per 100 kg|
|Light vehicle registration: Caravan (motor propelled), per 100 kg||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Caravan (trailer type), per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Converter dolly, per 100 kg||$11.82|
|Light vehicle registration: Fork lift, per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Goods vehicle, per 100 kg||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Mobile crane, per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Motor car, per 100 kg||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Omnibus, per 100 kg||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Other trailer, not being a plant trailer truck, per 100 kg||$11.82|
|Light vehicle registration: Plant trailer, per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Semi-trailer, per 100 kg||$11.82|
|Light vehicle registration: Tow motor, per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Tow truck, per 100 kg||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Tractor (not prime mover), per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Tractor plant truck, per 100 kg||$5.91|
|Light vehicle registration: Trailer, per 100 kg||$11.82|
|Light vehicle registration: Tractor (prime mover type) and truck||$23.64|
|Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (not exceeding 250 cc)||$47.28|
|Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (power to weight ratio not exceeding 150 kW/t)||$47.28|
|Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (power to weight ratio exceeding 150 kW/t)||$70.92|
|Light vehicle registration: Motorcycle (exceeding 250 cc)||$70.92|
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 (Tare weight: 1,650 kg - the weight of the unladen vehicle):
|Calculate your light vehicle licence fee||Fee calculation|
|Vehicle fee per 100 kg x Total weight (rounded up to the nearest 100 kg) / 100||$23.64 x (1,700 kg / 100) = $401.88|
|Plus prescribed flat fee $13.20 (12-month renewal: (discounted rate) = $6.60)||$6.60|
|Total vehicle licence fee (rounded to the nearest five cents)||$408.50|
- Prescribed flat fee for a vehicle for a period of one year is $13.20 discounted 50%.
- 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.
- GVM = Gross vehicle Mass. kg = kilogram. cc = cubic centimetre, engine displacement.
- kW/t = kilowatt per tonne, 1 m² / S³.