Transfer vehicle ownership

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

If you have sold a vehicle, you need to let the Department of Transport (DOT) know within seven days. If you are the buyer, you must contact DOT within 14 days. Penalties may apply if you don’t.

Buyers and sellers can either complete a form (PDF) or transfer the licence online.

If filling in the form, take it to a Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional agent or post it to:

Driver and Vehicle Services
GPO Box R1290
Perth WA 6844

You will need the vehicle’s:

  • plate number
  • expiry date
  • odometer reading
  • make and model
  • body type
  • VIN or chassis number
  • engine number
  • and your driver’s licence number.

Buyers will have to a pay a transfer fee and vehicle licence duty.

When transferring online, buyers need the seller’s last name and vehicle plate number. Sellers need the buyer’s driver’s licence number and last name.

Some vehicle transfers cannot be done online and only the written form can be used.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020