About the program

Find out how we’re helping people in regional and remote Western Australia.


In regional and remote areas of Western Australia, people may have difficulty accessing Department of Transport services as well as driving supervisors, instructors, and vehicles to get their driver’s licence.

The Driving Access and Equity Program helps people in these areas by:

  • improving access to vehicles, driving instructors and supervisors to help people learn to drive 
  • helping people overcome issues and costs that may prevent them from obtaining their licence
  • increasing access to Department of Transport services.

Program benefits

There are a range of benefits to the Driving Access and Equity Program:

  • Helping people get their driver’s licence will increase their access to training, education, and employment opportunities.
  • The Program identifies some of the barriers people face that prevents them getting their driver's licence and provides targeted solutions through a range of initiatives.
  • We work closely with local groups and stakeholders to determine which initiatives will most benefit that community.

Program evaluation

A comprehensive evaluation has been undertaken to assess the success and outcomes of the first year of delivering the program to disadvantaged learner drivers in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

Read more about the evaluation in the summary document below.

Other program initiatives

The program has also supported:

  • funding for 8 additional Department of Transport Remote Services Officers to deliver more licensing services and education in regional and remote areas
  • driving instructor training to increase access for learner drivers to driving instructors and supervisors
  • developing learner driver publications to assist people where English is not their first language, or literacy is a barrier to obtaining their learner's permit or driver's licence.

Contact information

For any licensing questions call us on 13 11 56.

You can also contact our Driving Access and Equity team for more information about the program by emailing Access.Equity.Program@transport.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Wed Jun 12 2024 12:18:50 PM