The state government will introduce a one-month renewal payment option for vehicle registrations to help ease the financial burden on Western Australian households.
Starting September 27, 2022, the Department of Transportation will offer a monthly direct debit payment option for qualifying light vehicle license renewals that will allow people to more effectively manage their family budget.
The direct debit option will apply to monthly light vehicle license payments only for new and existing DoTDirect customers.
The new payment option is available in addition to the current 3 month, 6 month and 12 month payment options.
Customers will enter into a direct debit agreement with the Department of Transportation and their financial institution to allow monthly payments to be debited from their account.
Under the system, customers will receive a reminder five days prior to a direct debit transaction from their designated bank account, to ensure they have sufficient funds in their account.
As Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said:
“We know the cost of living pressures are impacting many people at the moment, and by offering the option of a recurring monthly payment, it makes the cost of car registration much more manageable.
“The monthly direct debit option offered by the Ministry of Transportation gives families more flexibility to manage their finances and keep their vehicles registered and on the road.
“Direct Debit will be available to new and existing DoTDirect customers to help reduce the burden on household budgets.”