Digital Driver Licence to roll out statewide

Published: 18 Jun 2019

Drivers will be able to opt-in to use a NSW Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone in the coming months.

With successful trials already underway in Sydney and regional NSW, drivers across the state will soon be able to carry a Digital Driver Licence.

The Digital Driver Licence is opt-in only, and drivers will always have the option to use only a physical plastic driver licence. The digital licence can be used as proof of identity and proof of age for entry into pubs and clubs.

Compared to the plastic driver licence, the Digital Driver Licence provides additional levels of security and protection against identity fraud. The licence is hosted securely on the Service NSW app and locks with a PIN.

More than 14,000 drivers in NSW are already using digital driver licences in Dubbo, Albury and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the trials have helped to inform the statewide rollout of the technology.

“Smartphones have become de facto wallets and we’re using cutting edge technology so that drivers can use a digital licence in everyday scenarios,” Mr Dominello said.

Find out more about the Digital Driver Licence.

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