Apply for a WA driver’s licence

How to apply for a learner’s permit in WA.

There are several steps to getting your first driver’s licence and the process can vary depending on your age and driving experience. You can apply for a car or motorbike learner’s permit from age 16 and a moped learner’s permit from age 15½. 

Once you have your learner’s permit you must always be accompanied by a supervising driver and follow the rules for novice drivers.

If you hold an interstate, New Zealand or Indian Ocean Territories C class learner’s permit and are applying for a WA learner’s permit, you can request to have your previous experience recognised by filling in an additional form. You can only do this before a WA learner’s permit is issued, not afterwards.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020