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Digital driving licences on the way for NSW

Driving licences are set to be the next cab off the digital rank.

The digital driver licence is the electronic version of the NSW Driver Licence available on your phone.

It is planned for release across NSW in 2019, and designed to be convenient and make life easier.

With a regional trial already in progress in Dubbo, and a metro trial in Sydney scheduled for later his year, driver licences will soon be added to the list of digital licences available through the Service NSW app.

A digital licence allows you to view, show, update and renew your licence.

There will be no need to visit a service centre or wait for your plastic card in the post.

When the digital driver licence is made available, you’ll have the choice to opt-in.

Planned for release statewide by 2019, digital driver licences will offer a range of benefits, inluding:

  • Fewer cards to carry – show your identity, age and “permission to drive’’ with a secure mobile device app (at no extra cost to your standard licence fees).
  • Convenience – update your details and renew your licence from your mobile device.
  • Security – control your personal information.
  • Real time information – real time updates and licence specific information, including renewal reminder notifications.

Motorists who currently link their licence to their MyService NSW app can view some of their licence details, however this is not a digital driver licence.

In November licence holders, NSW Police and people checking licences in Bondi, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee, Randwick and Waverley (or postcodes 2022, 2024, 2026, 2031 and 2034) will be invited to take part in the metro digital driver licence trial.

The digital driver licence will only be accepted by participating licence checkers in these postcodes.

The trial will test the convenience and functionality of the digital driver licence.

It will also help identify any changes that may be needed to support the statewide roll-out in 2019.

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