Renew your driver's licence (standard)

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

Your WA driver's licences will expire after 1 or 5 years, depending on which licence fee you paid.

You will need to update your photograph and signature on your driver’s licence every 10 years.

When your licence is due to expire, we will send you a renewal notice by post or you can choose to receive your notice via email or BPAY view.

The renewal notice will include:

  • the expiry date of your driver’s licence; and
  • whether you need to update your photograph and/or signature.

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.

How to renew your licence

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

You can pay via:

If you need to update your photograph and signature, you will need to pay in person.

Find out more about your payment options. 

If you are eligible for a seniors, veterans or pensioner concession on your Driver's licence, visit our concessions page for more information.

 

Renewing a licence for someone else

A third party can make driver’s licence renewal payment for someone else in person or over the phone, if they provide:

  • Proof of identity
  • The driver’s licence holder’s licence number, full name and date of birth.

Any transaction receipts will be posted to the licence holder, not be given to the third-party person.

Licence renewal applications cannot be completed by a third party unless they:

  • visit a Driver and Vehicle Services centre, regional DoT office or agent; and
  • can provide evidence of power of attorney. 

Personal information or licensing information cannot be provided to a third party over the phone.

 

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 $46.85
Driver licence fee: 5 years $163.50
Driver licence fee: 1 year forced by condition $32.70
Driver licence fee: 2 years forced by condition $65.40
Driver licence fee: 3 years forced by condition $98.10
Driver licence fee: 4 years forced by condition $130.80
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior $16.35
Driver licence fee: 5 years Pensioner or Senior $81.75
Driver licence fee: 1 year Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $16.35
Driver licence fee: 2 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $32.70
Driver licence fee: 3 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $49.05
Driver licence fee: 4 years Pensioner or Senior forced by condition $65.40
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.

Update your photo or signature

Your driver’s licence renewal notice will state whether you need a new photograph and signature.

If you need to update your photograph or signature, you will need to:

You will need to provide original copies of primary and secondary proof of identity.

At least one of these documents must include your signature.

If you have changed your name you will need to provide original documents that prove your change of name, such as a:

  • change of name certificate
  • divorce papers
  • licence to change name
  • marriage certificate

Find out more about changing your name.

Expired driver's licences

If your licence has expired, you are not allowed to drive.

If your licence has expired 6 months or less

You can renew your driver’s licence at any participating Australia Post Office. You will need to provide your renewal notice.

 

If your licence has expired 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 identity
  • complete a Driver’s Licence Application Form (DLA1);
  • pass an eyesight test and undergo any medical assessments required; and
  • pay a renewal fee for a one or 5 year period.
     

 

If your licence has expired more than 5 years

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

You will need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Service (DVS) centre, regional DoT office or agent and:

  • provide primary and secondary proof of identity
  • complete a Driver’s Licence Application Form (DLA1);
  • pass an eyesight test and undergo any medical assessments required
  • pass the relevant theory test
  • pass a practical driving assessment
  • pay an application and licensing fee.

 

Check if your licence is still active

You can find out if your driver’s licence is active by:

If you have any unpaid fines or infringements your licence may be suspended. You can check if your licence has been suspended using the Department of Justice licence check tool.

Safe driver reward (free licence renewal)

If you are a provisional driver and do not commit any traffic offences while on your P-plates, you will be rewarded with a free licence renewal for one year.

A suspension order that does not relate to a traffic offence (such as a parking fine) will not affect your 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 5 year option for the price of 4.

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

 

Learner’s permits

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

Page last updated: Wed Apr 10 2024 11:51:24 AM