Driver's licence cards
Design and security features of Western Australian driver's licence cards
The cards feature a design and enhanced security features to protect the community against identify theft.
The design features on the cards include:
- On the front of the card
- Name and residential address of the licence holder
- Expiry date of the licence
- Date of birth of the licence holder
- Highest classes held by the licence holder
- Signature and photo of the licence holder
- On the rear of the card
- The issue date of your WA licence*
- A description of the highest classes held by the licence holder
- Any conditions applicable to the licence holder
- Expiry date of the licence and the date of birth of the licence holder are repeated from the front of the card
- A place to affix a change of address label
* The issue date of your WA driver's licence does not reflect the issue date of any licence/s you have held interstate or overseas. If you are seeking confirmation of the issue date of a driver's licence you held interstate or overseas, you will need to contact the relevant licensing authority of that jurisdiction.
The security features equal those required under current international best practice standards.
The security features ensure that forgery of the cards is much more difficult and acts as a deterrent against identity crime.
For more information about the enhanced cards, please refer to the fact sheet below.
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Distribution of your Western Australian driver's licence cards
A driver's licence is issued as proof of a person's authority to drive. The nature of the document also makes it a reliable and widely accepted identity document for many businesses and Government agencies.
After you have paid for the issue or renewal of your WA driverís licence you should expect to receive your driverís licence card in the mail within 10 working days.
If you do not receive your new driverís licence, you will need to:
- Contact us on 13 11 56; or
- Visit your nearest DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent with primary and secondary identification.
One of our staff members will check why your licence card was not received.
Note: A third party is unable to do this on your behalf.
Lost Western Australian driver's licence cards
If you find someone else's driver's licence card, hand in the card to either:
- A DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent; or
- Your nearest police station.
If you have lost or damaged your WA driverís licence card, or it has been stolen, visit our Replace my licence page for information on how to replace your licence including how to waive the application fee for a stolen licence, and how to submit a photograph if required.