Reporting a traffic crash

If you are involved in, or witness, a traffic accident and there is danger, serious injuries or life-threatening concerns, telephone 000.

If you are a driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic crash, you must immediately stop and supply your name and address to any other involved party in the crash unless you have been injured and unable to do so, due to the crash.

When to report a traffic crash

The driver of a vehicle must report a traffic crash when the incident occurred on a road or any place commonly used by the public, e.g. carparks; and

  • the incident resulted in bodily harm to any person; or
  • the total value of property damaged to all involved parties exceeds $3000; or
  • the owner or representative of any damaged property is not present. 

How to report a traffic crash

Click here to report all traffic crashes involving injury or property damage that occurred in Western Australia  

You will need to provide the following information:

  • date of crash
  • time of crash
  • precise location of crash
  • your personal details (taken from your driver's licence)
  • your driver's licence number and expiry details
  • your vehicle licence plate and expiry details
  • details of other involved drivers/passengers/owners/vehicles/witnesses 
  • details of your injuries and other person's injuries
  • crash features (traffic control, road features, road alignment, other conditions)
  • total estimated cost of damage to all vehicles and property
  • description of how the crash happened
  • optional - digital images of the crash incident. Up to three images may be loaded into the online report. Each image no larger than one megabyte (1Mb) in size.