• Nov16

    WA Pilot Reform Update

    By WA Admin


    Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence

    As part of its efforts to continually improve safety in the Heavy Vehicle industry, Main Roads is introducing a new Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence.

    The Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence aims to introduce and maintain industry benchmark standards and improve safety on our roads.
    From 28 November 2016 all Heavy Vehicle Pilots are required to obtain a Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence. The licence is renewable every three years.


    Current Accredited Pilots

    Current accredited pilots will be given a 12-month transition period closing on 28 November 2017 to obtain the new Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence.

    During this transition period current accredited pilots will be required to:

    • hold a current Motor Drivers Licence;
    • pass an Assessment of Fitness to Drive for Commercial Drivers examination;
    • provide evidence of six piloted moves within the last three years; and
    • complete an application form and pay an administration fee of $205

    New Heavy Vehicle Pilots

    From 28 November 2016 individuals looking to become Heavy Vehicle Pilots will be required to:

    • hold a current non-probationary Motor Drivers Licence;
    • pass an Assessment of Fitness to Drive for Commercial Drivers examination;
    • pass a Western Australian heavy vehicle pilot training course from a registered training provider; and
    • complete an application form and pay an administration fee of $205

    Further Information


    For further information, call Heavy Vehicle Services on 138 486.

    If you would like to view a PDF version of the Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence Fact Sheet click on the image or name link:

    Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence Fact Sheet
    Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence Fact Sheet