Renew my driver's licence (standard)

Find out how to renew your Western Australian driver's licence, and how to update your photograph and signature.

  Renewing your WA driver's licence

WA driver's licences will expire after one or 5 years, depending on the licence fee that you paid. Your photograph and signature will also need to be updated every 10 years.

When your licence is due to expire, DoT will send you a renewal notice by post or you can elect to receive your notice electronically. This notice will include important information such as:

  • the expiry date; and,
  • whether a photograph and/or signature is required.

You can renew your licence as early as 6 months before the expiry date by calling us on 13 11 56 or attending your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre, regional DoT office or agent. Only an active WA driverís licence can be renewed.

If your licence has expired you are not allowed to drive, however you have 6 calendar months (after the expiry date) to renew your licence. 

You can renew your driverís licence at any participating Australia Post Office, provided your licence has not expired for more than 6 months and you have your renewal notice with you.  

If your licence has expired by more than 6 months but less than 5 years you will need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) centre, regional DoT office or  agent and:

  • provide primary and secondary proof of identification;
  • complete a Driverís Licence Application Form (DLA1);
  • undergo an eyesight test and any medical assessments that may be required; and
  • pay the appropriate licence fee(s).

If your licence has expired by more than 5 years you will need to reapply for your driverís licence.  

You can find out if your driverís licence is active by:

  • confirming the licence status via your DoTDirect account;
  • use our Driver's Licence Status Enquiry tool (you will need your driverís licence number, date of birth and driverís licence expiry date);
  • call the DoT Customer Contact Centre on 13 11 56; or
  • attend a DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent with primary and secondary identification.

There may be outstanding or current sanctions against your licence applied by the Department of Justice that may render your licence invalid. You can check by using the Department of Justice online service.

Learner's permits

Learner's permits cannot be renewed. If your permit expires you will need to apply for a new learner's permit.

Personal information

Driver and vehicle licensing information, and/or personal information, is strictly confidential and will not be released to a third party without the required approval.

DoT staff are unable to discuss personal details with a third party unless they are either a NAATI interpreter or a National Relay Officer.

A third party cannot act on behalf of a person at a DVS centre, regional DoT office or agent unless they hold a Power of Attorney, or are an Executor or Administrator of a Deceased Estate. The third party must provide supporting documents to prove this status.

A third party:

  • may be provided with another personís driverís licence status (current or not current); or
  • may make a payment relating to driver and vehicle licensing matters and will be provided with receipt details to confirm payment.

Note: The receipt will be posted to the licence holder and will not be given to the third-party person.

  Safe driver reward (free licence renewal)

As a provisional driver you will be rewarded for your safe driving practices and your licence will be free for the first year after your provisional period, if you did not commit a traffic offence while on P plates. A suspension order that does not relate to a traffic offence (e.g. a parking fine) will not affect eligibility for a free licence renewal.

When you receive your first full licence renewal notice it will offer a one-year free renewal option or a five-year option for the price of four.

You must validate the renewal using one of the following payment methods.

  1. Using our online payment system
  2. BPAYģ.
  3. By post.
  4. In person, at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre, regional agent or photopoint location

Note: You must use option 4 if a photograph and signature are required.

For more information refer to your payment options.

  Step 1: Prepare proof of identity (if required)

Your driver's licence renewal notice will state whether a new photograph and signature is required.

If your photograph and signature are required, you will need to provide primary and secondary proof of identity when you have your picture taken. At least one document produced must have your signature.

If you have changed your name you will need to provide relevant documentation, such as:

  • Change of name certificate.
  • Divorce papers.
  • Licence to change name.
  • Marriage certificate.

Note: Original documents must be sighted by DoT.

For more information, please go to Change my name.

  Step 2: Get your picture taken (if required)

If a new photograph is required, you will need to have your picture taken at a Photopoint location (Australia Post) or 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 3: Pay the renewal fee

If your driver's licence has no provisional restrictions or other conditions, you may renew the licence for 1 or 5 years by paying the licence renewal fee.

The renewal fee can be paid:

  1. Using our online payment system
  2. BPAYģ.
  3. By post.
  4. In person, at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre, regional agent or photopoint location

Note: You will need to use option 4 if a photograph and signature are required.

For more information refer to your payment options.

Driver licence renewal fees

If you have a medical condition or occupational endorsement on your driver's licence which requires DoT to set a driver's licence renewal period other than the standard 1 to 5 years, then the fees you are required to pay may differ from the ones stated below.
Fee type Fee
Driver licence fee: 1 year $44.05
Driver licence fee: 5 years $149.50
Driver licence fee: 1 year forced by condition $29.90
Driver licence fee: 2 years forced by condition $59.80
Driver licence fee: 3 years forced by condition $89.70
Driver licence fee: 4 years forced by condition $119.60
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior $14.95
Driver licence fee: 5 years Pensioner or Senior $74.75
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $14.95
Driver licence fee: 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $29.90
Driver licence fee: 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $44.85
Driver licence fee: 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $59.80
Driver licence fee: 1 year Aged Pensioners No fee [^]
Driver licence fee: 5 years Aged Pensioners No fee [^]

[^] Your renewal notice must still be presented to a DVS centre or regional agent to update your licence record. 5 year Aged Pensioners, your renewal notice must still be presented to DVS centre or regional agent to update licence record even if no fee is payable.

Page last updated: Tue Nov 23 2021 9:21:38 AM