COVID-19: Updates on Department of Transport services

Dealers and industry

Access information for vehicle dealers, vehicle modifiers/assessors, and driver instructors/assessors.

Important notice: Compliance plates

From 1 July 2021, new Commonwealth legislation the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 for road vehicles will commence, phasing out compliance plates, establishing an online Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV) and requiring new and imported vehicles to display a Secure Vehicle Identification label (SVI).

The Department of Transport are currently working though operational arrangements to make the transition, however further information can be found at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website.

As evidence of satisfying the new legislation, new and imported vehicles will be required to be entered on the RAV before they are first provided to the Australian market, unless an exception (e.g. a non-road use import approval) applies. During the 12-month transitional period from 1 July 2021 to 1 July 2022 both a compliance plate or RAV entry will be accepted.

Individuals and companies can create an account and apply for an Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) approval through Road Vehicle Regulator ROVER - a one-stop shop for RVS applications and approvals. 

Agricultural industry


Read more about: Agricultural industry

This page offers information for the agricultural industry, including concessions available to agricultural and farm vehicles, how to license agricultural vehicles, and the movement of agricultural vehicles, implements or combinations on roads.

Instructors, trainers and assessors


Read more about: Instructors, trainers and assessors

Find out about developing community based driver training and how to obtain, maintain and renew a driving instructor's licence in Western Australia.

Partner agency online services


Read more about: Partner agency online services

Here you will find useful links to our partner agency websites.

Private parking


Read more about: Private parking

From 14 December 2020 wheel clamping will be banned in Western Australia and a new system for regulating towing as a private parking control measure will be established.

Stakeholder surveys


Read more about: Stakeholder surveys

This page offers information to industry stakeholders about opportunities provided for feedback on changes to regulations and standards.

Vehicle dealers


Read more about: Vehicle dealers

Access Dealers Online, find out about trade plates, and how to apply for bulk vehicle licences.



Page last updated: Thu Jun 24 2021 2:26:40 PM