Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Minister announces online licence payments

    17/03/2008 12:00 AM

    The Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Ljiljanna Ravlich, today announced the introduction of online payment methods for driver licence renewals.


    Ms Ravlich said the new payment method offered drivers flexibility and convenience and was another step in the ongoing reform of Western Australia’s Licensing Services.


    “The Carpenter Government is committed to improving licensing services, making transactions easier, better and faster for drivers,” she said.


    “From today, all drivers’ licence renewals not requiring a new photograph can be paid online via the internet or an automated telephone payment system.


    “As photographs for drivers’ licences are only valid for five years, some renewals will require a new photograph.  Drivers will need to go in person to a registered photopoint for these renewals.”


    The Minister said driver licence renewals were one of the most common licensing transactions and offering the option to pay online would also decrease the pressure on licensing centres and agents.


    “Not only is it more convenient for WA drivers, but it will mean that less people need to visit licensing centres, so wait times for those transactions that do need to be done in person will be reduced,” she said.


    “A total of 700,000 licence renewals take place in WA every year and this initiative will enable 400,000 of those to be completed online.”


    Ms Ravlich said she expected the initiative to be particularly beneficial for drivers in regional and rural WA.


    “The State Government is serious about improving licensing services for Western Australians,” she said.


    WA drivers can renew their licence using MasterCard or Visa by visiting http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au  or phoning 1300 655 322.


    For more information on how to pay driver licence renewals or for a list of photopoints, visit  http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/licensing 


    Minister's office - 9213 6800