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Sydney to trial digital driver licences

Published: 30 November 2018

More than 140,000 motorists from Sydney’s Eastern Beaches can now participate in the digital driver licence trial.

Participants can use their digital driver licence – accessible on their mobile phone – as proof of identity and age when entering pubs and clubs and in roadside police checks. Motorists will still need to carry their physical driver licence during the trial.

Joining the trial is voluntary. Participants will be able to make important contributions on the effectiveness of the digital licence by providing feedback.

After a successful three-month trial in Dubbo, eligible drivers in postcodes 2022, 2024, 2026, 2031 and 2034 can now register for the digital driver licence. To participate, users need to:

Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said a state wide rollout is expected next year on an opt-in basis, following feedback on this trial.

“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.

“The digital driver licence is hosted securely on the new Service NSW app, locks with a PIN and can be accessed offline. It will provide additional levels of security and protection against identity fraud, compared to the plastic driver licence.”

Find out more about the digital driver licence.

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