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, unless you have a disability, you must stop immediately and supply your name and address.

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.