Impounded vehicles

The Western Australia Police Force will impound vehicles roadside in every instance when:

  • You drive a vehicle without a valid driver’s licence for certain unauthorised driving offences, including driving contrary to a Disqualification Notice; or
  • You drive recklessly, commonly referred to as a hoon type offence (e.g., speeding 45km/h over the limit).

How long will the vehicle be impounded?

1st offence 2nd or subsequent offence
Driver's Licence Convictions 28 days 28 days
Reckless Driving Charges 28 days 3 months

NOTE: Court proceedings may be initiated for a further impound or confiscation order for subsequent offences.