Friday, 02 February 2018 12:19

The Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA) has been calling for a review of the Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) and we are pleased that the McGowan Government has now made this a priority on their agenda. The industry has a number of concerns with the current system and we will raise these with the Department of Transport during the review process

Government Media Release

The McGowan Government is seeking to update laws governing the State's Written-off Vehicle Register to be more transparent and safer for Western Australian motorists.

The WOVR framework has remained fundamentally unchanged since 2004 - other than a minor alteration to the damage assessment criteria in 2012 - and it has become outdated.

The Department of Transport has identified a number of areas of improvement within the current WOVR framework and will work with industry to strengthen contracts, legislation, policies, systems and business processes as part of its commitment to safe vehicles.

One of the first improvements is a consumer protection initiative, which will soon see the WOVR status of a vehicle visible on vehicle licence renewals.

The department is inviting both industry and the community to be involved in the stakeholder consultation which will kickstart the reform process.

Both the community and industry will see benefits ranging from increased community awareness, interrupting the stolen vehicle re-birthing trade and improving the safety of vehicles being driven on WA roads.

If you would like to take part in the consultation process, visit 

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