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.

There are different requirements depending on the refund you are applying for:

  • If you have an accident, the refund applies from when you return the vehicle plates unless there is a copy of the accident report or letter from the insurer confirming the date. If the plates are lost, stolen or destroyed you also need to fill in a separate form
  • Concessions can be backdated if you have paid full rates on vehicle fees but you must show proof you are eligible.
  • Refunds on stolen vehicles are effective from the date the theft was reported to police.
  • If a payment error was made you need to show proof of payment or provide a statutory declaration.
  • Refunds for returned plates apply from the date the plates are received.
  • If you are selling a vehicle to an interstate buyer, you need to de-licence it and return the plates before the sale.
  • Refunds on cancelled deals only apply when a vehicle is not delivered to a client by a vehicle dealer.

To apply for a refund, take the completed form and original receipt to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent or post it to: 

Driver and Vehicle Services
GPO Box R1290
Perth WA 6844

Page reviewed 23 September 2020