Replace my licence

Find out how to replace a lost, damaged or stolen WA driver's licence, including information on how to waive the application fee for a stolen licence, and how to submit a photograph if required.

Before you begin

This transaction may be possible via your DoTDirect online account. If you do not have a DoTDirect account, please use the links below to sign up.

If you do not have a DoTDirect account, please follow steps 1 to 4 below.

  Replacing a LOST or DAMAGED driver's licence online via your DoTDirect account

If you have lost or damaged your driver's licence document (card) you can get a replacement copy via your online DoTDirect account. This also applies if you are replacing your licence for other reasons, such as when you have added a new vehicle class to your license.

  • If you use DoTDirect, there is no need to follow steps 1 to 4 below.
  • If you don't have a DoTDirect account you can apply for a replacement in person. A fee is applicable for the document.

You're not eligible for a replacement driver's licence if any of the following apply:

  • You've been prohibited from driving a motor vehicle or riding a motorcycle in WA or elsewhere since last obtaining your licence.
  • Your licence has been disqualified, cancelled, suspended, expired or there are charges pending against you.
  • You're subject to an appeal for driving or riding offences.

Duplicate/replacement driver licence fees

Fee type Fee
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence document $30.00 [*]
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence document (Pensioners and Seniors) $15.00 [*]
Duplicate/replacement driver's licence document (Aged Pensioners) No fee [*]

[*] There is no fee payable to change your name, address or gender on our system. However a fee will apply if you request a replacement driver's licence document showing your new name or address, or wish to change the photograph recorded on your licence document.

Duplicate tax invoice fee

Fee type Fee
Driver's licence duplicate tax invoice $4.55 [*]

[*] Includes 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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  Replacing a driver's licence online via your DoTDirect account

If you have a DoTDirect account you can purchase a replacement driver's licence online.

You are not eligible to order a replacement online, and will need to visit a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional Department of Transport (DoT) office or DVS agent to replace your licence, if any of the following apply:

  • You have changed your address within the last 7 days.
  • You have ordered a replacement licence online in the last 12 months.
  • If your photograph is not in our records, or is more than 10 years old.

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.

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  Replacing a STOLEN driver's licence (not available online)

If your licence has been stolen, you do not need to pay the required fee. However, you must file a Western Australian (WA) Police report.

Please provide the police report number in your application to waive the application fee.

Stolen licences can be replaced by:

Notes:

  • Online applications are not accepted.
  • Australia Post outlets do not offer this service.
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  Replacing a driver's licence in person

You can purchase a replacement driver's licence at a Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional Department of Transport (DoT) office or DVS agent.

If you do not have a DoTDirect account, please follow steps 1 to 4 below.

  Step 1: Complete the application (Form DL26)

Please download the form DL26 to apply for a replacement driver's licence.

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  Step 2: Provide proof of identity

You will need to provide acceptable primary and secondary proof of identification. One of these must show your signature.

If you are applying by post, you will need to send us certified copies of your identity documents. Please contact us to confirm we hold a valid photo for you before you apply by post.

If you are applying in person, you may bring originals to be witnessed by a Department of Transport employee.

Please go to Proof of identity for more information.

  Step 3: Get your picture taken (if required)

You will need a photograph for your replacement driver's licence.

If your photograph and signature held on file with the Department of Transport is up to date (within 10 years), you will not need to do anything else.

If your photograph is not in our records, or is more than 10 years old, you will need to have your picture taken at 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 4: Submit the application (Form DL26)

You can apply for a replacement driver's licence either by post, or in person.

Note: You can submit an application by post if your photograph and signature are on record with the Department of Transport. If not, you must apply in person or attach a completed photo kit.

Once received, we will process your application and post a replacement driver's licence to the address that is in our records.

Submitting application in person

If your photograph and signature are not recorded with the Department of Transport, or you prefer to submit the application in person, you will need to go to a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent.

Please bring along the following:

  • Completed application form DL26.
  • Original or certified copies of your proof of identity.
  • Police incident report number (if your licence was stolen).
  • Application fee (if your licence was not reported stolen).

Submitting application by post

Please post the following documents to us:

  • Completed application form DL26.
  • Certified copies of your proof of identity.
  • Completed photo kit (if applying from overseas or interstate).
  • The application fee.
Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
  Department of Transport,
Driver and Vehicle Services,
GPO Box R1290,
Perth WA 6844
     

Please make cheques or money orders payable to Department of Transport.

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Page last updated: Fri Dec 7 2018 3:01:37 PM