Criminal law

Information and advice relating to criminal issues including paying fines and infringements or applying for a National Police Clearance.

Am I fit to drive?

Certain medical conditions and treatments can affect your ability to drive and must be reported to the Department of Transport or you will be fined.

Apply for a driver’s licence refund

You can apply for a refund if you voluntarily give up your licence, your concession type changes, someone dies, you cancel your driving test or there is a payment error.

Apply for a photo card

WA residents aged 16 and over can apply for a card that helps them prove their identity without a driver’s licence or passport.

Apply for a Spent Conviction

If an application to have a conviction declared spent is successful, it limits the disclosure of that conviction.

Apply for a vehicle fee refund

You can apply for refunds on your plate application, temporary movement permit, vehicle examination and vehicle licence fees, returned plates, concessions and payment errors.

Book a hazard perception test

If you are a learner driver, you must pass a hazard perception test before you can take the practical driving assessment to get your driver’s licence.

Book and pay for a driving test

If you are a learner driver ready to sit your practical driving test or want to upgrade your existing licence you can book the test online.

Check your demerit points

If you have a WA driver’s licence or learner’s permit you can check details of fines issued, demerit point penalties and demerit point expiry dates.

Check your driver's licence

Check the current status of your WA driver’s licence by entering your licence number, expiry date and date of birth.

Pay an on the spot fine

What to do if you have received an on the spot, hand written fine issued by a police officer or other authorised person.

Pay your fines

View details of your fines and infringements that are with the Fines Enforcement Registry and make a payment online or through a payment plan.

Report alcohol offences by businesses

The sale and supply of alcohol in Western Australia is governed by the Liquor Control Act 1988 (as amended) which also outlines minimising harm or ill-health caused to people due to the use of alcohol.

Report arson

Arson is a serious crime that can attract significant penalties. Anyone convicted of Criminal Damage by Fire (Arson), Section 444 of the Criminal Code can be imprisoned for life.

Report child abuse

If you have information about a child being abused you can report it to WA Police Force.

Report family violence

Family violence is behaviour which results in physical, sexual and/or psychological damage, forced social isolation, economic deprivation, or behaviour which causes the victim(s) to live in fear.

Report fraud

The priority of a police criminal investigation into fraud is not about recovering money for the victim and not all instances of fraud are investigated by police.

Report graffiti

Anyone can report acts of graffiti vandalism against public assets, community facilities or private property.

Report homicide

Contact police immediately on 000 if you witness a homicide occurring. Contact police immediately on 131 444 if you find a deceased person.

Report hoon driving

A hoon driver is anyone who drives at very high speed or in a manner that is considered highly dangerous or antisocial.

Report sexual assault

Sexual assault is a crime of violence and includes a broad range of sexual crimes committed against a person regardless of age, gender, status, culture, ability or sexuality.

Report technology crime

All technology enabled crime must be reported through the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ReportCyber), which refers reports to the most applicable agency in Australia.

Return your vehicle plates

If your vehicle licence has been cancelled, the plates must be returned to the Department of Transport.

Take driver’s licence theory test

When applying for your first WA driver’s licence, or transferring an overseas licence from a non recognised country, you need to pass a computerised theory test.

Transfer vehicle ownership

What you should do if you are buying or selling a vehicle and how to go about transferring ownership.