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Digital Driver Licences Have Arrived

13 May 2024

Victorians now have the option to carry their Driver Licence on their phone, as the Allan Labor Government begins its statewide roll out of the biggest digital card yet.

More than 4.5 million Victorians who are fully licenced drivers, motorcyclists, or heavy vehicle operators are the first eligible to download Digital Driver Licences.

Eligible Victorians will be able to access their Digital Driver Licences after setting up their profile via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.

The rollout follows consultation across organisations that rely on photo identification including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, retailers, Victoria Police, and Australia Post.

In a successful trial last year, more than 15,000 Victorians in Ballarat accessed their digital licences via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.

Digital Driver Licences have undergone rigorous privacy and security testing, boasting features like a dynamic hologram and a timed QR code so businesses and authorities can scan to verify authenticity and prevent fraudulent use.

The licences can also be updated in real-time if there are changes to licence conditions or personal information like home addresses.

Learners and probationary licence holders will be able to access their digital licence by 2025.

Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne

“Our Digital Driver Licences will make it easier for Victorians when they go about their day-to-day lives – whether that’s driving around, renting a car, collecting a parcel, or visiting a licensed venue.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Government Services Gabrielle Williams

"Victorians have been asking us for a Digital Driver Licence – and now millions of Victorians can access them on their phones alongside other government-issued cards like a Working with Children Check, seniors card or fishing licence."

Reviewed 13 May 2024

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