WA driver & vehicle licences

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Get your WA driver’s license sorted at a Post Office near you

Overview

Whether you're getting your first learner's permit, changing your address or renewing your existing driver's license, you can manage it all at your local participating Post Office.

We've partnered with WA Department of Transport to make renewing driver and vehicle licenses easier. Come into a participating Post Office, where we can help you with:

  • Renewing your driver's licence**
  • Applying for your learner's permit and Keys for Life certificate
  • Upgrading your current driver's licence
  • Changing your address or personal details
  • Renewing a vehicle licence (registration)
  • Transferring ownership of a vehicle
  • Transferring your interstate licence to a Western Australian licence
  • Purchasing a temporary movement permit
  • Applying for optional plates
  • Applying for a photo card

Keys for life

We support Keys for Life, WA's driver education program for young people. Keys for Life helps young drivers learn the WA road rules, safe driving tips, and understand safe vehicles through a combination of school based, online and family learning.

If you've recently completed the Keys for Life program, good news - we've made it really easy for you to come in and get your certificate and apply for your Learner's Permit. Simply come into a participating Post Office today.


More information


Please note: Only the services listed above can be processed at participating Post Offices. Visit the Department of Transport website or call 13 11 56 for information about other services.

* You can submit your licence application at Australia Post. A computerised theory test (CTT) and / or a hazard perception test (HPT) are to be completed at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre. If you have Keys for Life, you're not required to complete a CTT and Australia Post can process your application and issue you with an initial learner's permit.

** If your Western Australian driver's licence has been expired for more than 5 years, you can only renew at a Post Office if you currently have a valid interstate licence. Otherwise, please visit a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or phone 13 11 56 for more assistance.

How to manage your licence or details

How to

Choose your task below for a step-by-step guide to getting your licence or details sorted.

If you're already familiar with the process, you can get started by finding a participating Post Office near you.

Apply for a learner's permit Click to expand Click to collapse

First-time applicants* can apply for a learner's permit for a car, motorcycle or moped at participating Post Offices.

  1. Complete a licence application form

    You can pick up a licence application form at a participating Post Office or download the form from the Department of Transport website.

  2. Keys for Life

    If you have Keys for Life, you will only need to complete a computerised theory test (CTT) if the Keys for Life certificate is more than 2 years old. Otherwise, Australia Post can process your application (including your eyesight test) and issue you with an initial learner's permit and log book. 

    If you don't have Keys for Life you can submit your application and pay for the CTT at a participating Post Office. You'll need to visit a Driver and Vehicle Services centre to complete your CTT.

  3. Pass your computerised theory test at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre

    To prepare for your theory test, you should study the Drive Safe or Ride Safe materials, which are available at participating Post Offices. You'll need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Services centre to complete your theory test.

  4. Get your learner's permit

    You can complete your eyesight test, pick up your log book, pay your licence fee and get your learner's permit at a participating Post Office.

    For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Apply for a provisional driver's licence Click to expand Click to collapse

First-time applicants* can apply for a provisional licence for a car, motorcycle or moped at participating Post Offices.

  1. Pass your practical driving assessment at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre
  2. To book your practical driving assessment (PDA), call 13 11 56 or visit the Department of Transport website, where you'll also find more information about how to prepare for your PDA. Please note that this step can't be completed at a Post Office.
  3. Pay for your hazard perception test (HPT) at Australia Post
  4. You can pay for the HPT at a participating Post Office.
  5. Pass your hazard perception test at a Driver and Vehicle Services centre
  6. You'll need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Services centre to complete your HPT.
  7. Get your interim licence
  8. You can pay your licence fee and get your interim driver's licence at a participating Post Office.
    For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Renew your driver's licence Click to expand Click to collapse

You should receive your renewal notice - for a car, motorcycle or moped licence - in the mail 4-6 weeks before it expires.^

  1. Complete your renewal notice
  2. If you've lost - or didn't receive - your renewal notice, just bring your current licence with you to a participating Post Office.
  3. Have your photo taken (if required)
  4. Check your renewal notice to find out whether you need to provide a new photograph. If so, you can have your photo taken when you submit your application. You'll also need to present your licence or valid proof of ID documents.
  5. Submit your renewal notice and pay your licence fee
  6. For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Upgrade a current driver's licence Click to expand Click to collapse

You can upgrade your current driver's licence to:

  • add a car or motorcycle licence to a moped licence
  • add a F-extension (bus) to a car licence
  • add a heavy vehicle class (Light, Medium, Heavy and Multi Combination Rigid) licence to a car licence
  • add a Motorcycle (R) class licence to a Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) motorcycle licence
  • remove licence restrictions (for example, removing an automatic transmission only restriction so you can drive a manual car)
  1. Complete your application form You can pick up a licence application form at a participating Post Office or download the form from the Department of Transport website.
  2. Submit your application form Depending on the upgrade you're applying for, you may need to pass additional tests before your licence can be processed. For more information, visit the Department of Transport website.
  3. Pay the relevant fee For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Change your address or personal details Click to expand Click to collapse

  1. Complete a Change of Personal Details form (not required for change of address)
  2. You can pick up a Change of Personal Details form at a participating Post Office or download the form from the Department of Transport website.
  3. Submit your form and documentation
  4. When you submit your form at a participating Post Office, you'll need to provide valid proof of ID documents.
    If you're changing your name, gender or date of birth, you'll also need to provide valid documentation to prove the change.

Renew a vehicle licence (registration) Click to expand Click to collapse

You should receive your renewal notice in the mail 4-6 weeks before it expires.

  1. Complete your renewal notice
  2. If you've lost - or didn't receive - your renewal notice, just bring your current licence with you to a participating Post Office.
  3. Submit your renewal notice and pay your licence fee
  4. For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Transfer your interstate licence to a Western Australian licence Click to expand Click to collapse

If you're moving to Western Australia from interstate, you can use your existing licence for up to 3 months.

If you want to keep driving after that, you'll need to convert your interstate driver's licence to a Western Australian licence.

  1. Gather your ID documents
    Collect valid documentation to prove your identity. You'll also need to bring proof that you live in Western Australia (for example, an electrical, water or gas bill).
  2. Apply in-store
    Visit a participating Post Office to pick up and complete the application form.
    Here, you'll need to pass an eyesight test. You may also need to pass some more theory tests, depending on the type of licence you're transferring. For more information, visit the Department of Transport website
  3. Pay the relevant fee
    For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.
    Note: Unfortunately you can't transfer an interstate learner's permit to a Western Australian learner's permit at a Post Office. If you'd like to do this, you may be able to apply at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre.

Transfer ownership of a vehicle Click to expand Click to collapse

  1. Complete a vehicle licence transfer form
  2. You can pick up a vehicle licence transfer form at a participating Post Office or download the form from the Department of Transport website.
  3. Submit your vehicle transfer form
  4. Submit your form in person at a participating Post Office. If you're the purchaser of the vehicle, you'll need to provide valid documentation to prove your identity and age.
  5. Pay the relevant fee
  6. For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Purchase a temporary movement permit Click to expand Click to collapse

You can purchase or modify a temporary movement permit at a participating Post Office.

You'll need to provide information about the vehicle and the intended movements.

For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Apply for a Photo Card Click to expand Click to collapse

  1. Complete and submit your application form
  2. You can pick up and submit your Photo Card application form at a participating Post Office. You'll also need to have your photo taken and provide valid proof of ID documents.
  3. Pay the relevant fee
  4. For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Apply for optional plates Click to expand Click to collapse

  1. Choose your preferred plate design and characters

    To view the full range of plate designs and check if your plate characters are available, visit the Department of Transport website.
  2. Complete an application form

    You can pick up an optional plate application form at a participating Post Office or download the form from the Department of Transport website.
  3. Submit your application form

    You can submit your application form at a participating Post Office.
  4. Please note: To return your old plates, you'll need to attend a Driver and Vehicle Services centre. We can't accept returned plates at Post Offices.
  5. Pay for your plates

    For a full list of fees and payments, visit the Department of Transport website.

Not everyone can apply at a Post Office

If you're over 80 years old, you'll need to take your application to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre for processing.

We handle lots of different applications in-store, but unfortunately we can't process every type of application.

Need help?

For more information on these or other Department of Transport services, you can:

To find out more about services offered at Post Offices, please contact us.

* If you already have a car or motorcycle licence, we aren't able to process your application for an additional licence or learner's permit. Please visit a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or phone 13 11 56 for more assistance.

^ If your driver's licence has been expired for more than 5 years, we aren't able to process your renewal notice. Please visit a Driver and Vehicle Services centre or phone 13 11 56 for more assistance.

Fees and payments

Pricing

When you visit a participating Post Office, we'll ask you to pay the relevant Department of Transport fees.

Visit the Department of Transport website for a full list of fees and payments.

Payments can be made by:

  • cash
  • EFTPOS
  • MasterCard or Visa.

Need help?

Support & FAQs

If you have any enquiries about managing your WA driver's licence, vehicle licence or personal details, you can:

To find out more about services offered at Post Offices, please contact us.

Get started

Find a participating Post Office near you.