WA Rego Check
*YOU WILL GET FULL HISTORICAL RECORDS OF YOUR CAR IN SECONDS.
What You May Not Know in Western Australia
FAQ about WA rego check
You have three months from the expiry date to renew your vehicle licence without the need to return the plates and have the vehicle inspected. The renewal period will be calculated from the previous expiry date where the fees are paid within this three month period.
You can get a WA rego check for free through the Department of Transport website. You’ll just need to have the licence plate number of the car handy and enter it into the search box. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to access the vehicle’s rego information immediately.
Pay by mail, in person or online. If you choose to renew your licence for three months you can only pay by calling 1300 655 322 or through the online process.
Once your car’s registration expires, you get a 30 days grace period and it is must to renew the registration in that period as you can’t drive a car with expired registration anymore on the roads.
Section 49 of the Act provides that the maximum penalty for driving unlicensed is $300 for a first offence or, $600 for a subsequent offence and even a maximum of 18 months imprisonment in certain circumstances.
For passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles, which are all referred to as ‘light vehicles’, you pay $24.56 per 100kg. So, if your car weighed 1,300kg, your licence fee would be $319.28 (as at July 2021).
You will need identification (PDF) if applying in person at a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent or you can buy copies of vehicle licence papers online through DoTDirect.
The amount varies from State to State. In WA, it starts at 2.75 per cent of the purchase price for cars under 4.5 tonnes with a dutiable value of $25,033 or below and then increases the more the car is worth. It eventually tops out at 6.5 per cent for cars with a dutiable value of $49,968 and above.
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Section 49 of the Road Traffic Act 1974 (The Act) specifies an unlicensed driver as an individual that drives a car on a roadway while