Participants will be able to use their digital driver licence – accessible on their mobile phone – as proof of age and identity when entering pubs and clubs, and in roadside police checks.
After a successful three-month trial in Dubbo, the Sydney trial will assist the NSW Government in the development of digital driver licences for rollout across the state in 2019.
Motorists living in Bondi, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee, Randwick and Waverley will be invited to participate.
To access their digital driver licence, motorists must install the trial app, register a MyServiceNSW account and add their NSW driver licence details. The app will allow participants to view, update, manage and renew their licence digitally.
Participants will be able to use their digital driver licence in the Eastern Beaches region, but will still need to carry their physical licence during the trial.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the NSW Government is using cutting edge technology so that drivers can use a digital licence in everyday scenarios.
“Parliament has approved new laws to enable a statewide rollout of the technology. This trial will bring us a step closer to delivering on that promise,” Mr Dominello said.
Further instructions about the digital licence trial will be issued in November 2018.