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.

You need five original identity documents to verify your full name, date of birth and current residential address. 

Take them to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent with a completed photo card application form. Applications cannot be done online.

They can only be done via mail if you:

  • have a medical condition
  • live in a remote area
  • are temporarily absent from WA.

In these cases, you also need to complete a photo kit form.

A WA photo card takes about 14 days to be processed and is valid for five years.

Page reviewed 30 October 2020