If you have ever had a photo of your licence in your phone just in case you forget it, now you can delete it.
NSW has just announced that it is going to roll out digitalised drivers licences statewide in the next few months, so there will be no excuse in the book to forget your license ever again.
Well, unless you forget your phone. Catch 22.
The change comes after the NSW government labelled the initiative a “success” after trials were conducted across Dubbo, Albury and Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
“Smartphones have become de facto wallets and we’re using cutting edge technology so that drivers can use a digital licence in everyday scenarios,” said Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello during last month’s state budget.
The digital licences will be available via smartphones through the Service NSW app, which will require a pin to access.
“It will provide additional levels of security and protection against identity fraud, compared to the plastic driver licence,” the Minister added.
As soon as digital licences are officially rolled out across NSW, drivers will be given the all-clear to use just the app as a main form of identification.
Meanwhile, trials are expected to continue for the next few months before the program is then extended across the whole of NSW in August.
Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs region
- 2022 – Bondi Junction
- 2024 – Bronte
- 2026 – Bondi
- 2031 – Randwick/Clovelly
- 2034 – Coogee
- 2640 - Albury, Thurgoona, North Albury, East Albury, More
- 2641 - Lavington, Springdale Heights, Hamilton Valley, Albury
- 2818 – Geurie
- 2820 – Wellington
- 2821 – Narromine
- 2822 – Eumungerie
- 2830 – Dubbo
- 2868 – Yeoval