The Department of Transport (DoT) has been operating in its current form since 1 July 2009 when the former Department for Planning and Infrastructure split into three new departments, one of which was DoT.
DoT is part of the Transport Portfolio, which also includes Main Roads Western Australia, the Public Transport Authority, METRONET, the Westport Taskforce, the Portfolio Strategic Projects Office, and the Office of Major Transport Infrastructure Delivery.
DoT integrates and enhances coordination of the State’s transport operations, regulatory functions, and planning and policy development processes to deliver a diverse range of specialist transport services that benefit and support Western Australians.
Services delivered to the community include:
-vehicle, boat and driver licensing and regulation;
-boating facility management;
-marine safety regulation and education;
-coastal infrastructure planning and project delivery;
-on-demand transport regulation and reform;
-transport and urban planning and coordination;
-planning and improving bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure;
-aviation regulation and reform;
-freight and ports regulation and reform; and
-marine oil pollution and transport incident response.
With more than 1,300 employees, DoT has the expertise to connect people and places to keep WA moving towards a safer, healthier, and sustainable future.