Transfer bus driver's licence interstate or overseas

Find out how to transfer your interstate bus driver's licence. Overseas licences cannot be transferred.

  Transferring a bus driver's licence

Interstate bus driver's licence

Authorisation to drive a bus or charter vehicle issued by another Australian state or territory may be transferable to Western Australia under the Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2010 (WA).

The procedure below outlines the process to transfer your bus driver's licence.

Overseas bus driver's licence

Bus driver's licences from overseas are not transferable to Western Australia.

If you wish to be a bus driver, you must apply for a new bus driver's licence.

Opens in a new window Department of Justice: Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2010

  Step 1: Complete the relevant forms: Bus driver's licence interstate or overseas

To transfer your interstate bus driver's licence, you will need to submit a driver's licence application form, and a mutual recognition registration form.

The mutual recognition form must include the following information regarding your licences from another Australian state or territory:

  • Any licences authorising you to drive buses.
  • Any prohibitions from being a bus driver Any conditions on your original licences.
  • Any licence cancellations or disciplinary proceedings.
  • Consent to enquire with your home state or territory.

Please download and complete the driver's licence and mutual recognition forms.

LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_F_DL_E33_MutualRecognitionPublicPassenger.pdf icon Mutual recognition registration (Form E33) Kb

  Step 2: Obtain a police and traffic report: Bus driver's licence interstate or overseas

National Police Certificate (NPC)

Application for your National Police Certificate (NPC) can be made at:

  • Australia Post, or
  • An accredited organisation. A list of accredited organisations is available on the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission website.

The NPC must be no older than three months, and remain valid for the duration of the application process, approximately 10 working days, once a completed application is received.

Opens in a new window Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission: Information for individuals

  Step 3: Provide proof of identity

You will be required to submit sufficient proof of your identify for the application.

Please refer to the fact sheet for more information.

LBU_FS_YourSecureID.pdf icon Proof of identity requirements (Fact sheet) Kb

  Step 4: Submit the application in person (Form DLA1)

Applications to transfer an interstate bus driver's licence must be submitted in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or regional agent.

You will need to provide:

  • Completed application Form DLA1.
  • Completed mutual recognition Form E33.
  • National Police Certificate.
  • Proof of identity documents.
  • Application fee.

Hire and reward extension (bus/taxi) fees

Fees are non-refundable.
Fee type Fee
F (bus) extension application $110.10
T (taxi) extension application $110.10
LBU_F_DL_DLA_1_DriversLicenceApplication.pdf icon Driver's licence application (Form DLA1) Kb
LBU_F_DL_E33_MutualRecognitionPublicPassenger.pdf icon Mutual recognition registration (Form E33) Kb

  Step 5: Issue of licence: Bus driver's licence interstate or overseas

If your application is successful, your licence record will be updated to include the F (bus) extension, and you will be advised of the outcome in writing.

However, a new driver's licence card will only be issued when you renew your current licence. You may wish to order a replacement licence that will reflect your updated authorisation to drive.

  Forms and documents used on this page: Transfer bus driver's licence

 

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