NSW government gives the green light to digital driver licences on smartphones

Access the new digital driver licence through the Service NSW app.
Access the new digital driver licence through the Service NSW app.

No wallet, no worries.

NSW drivers can now use a digital driver licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and age as well as roadside police checks.

With the technology now live across the State, Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead encouraged drivers across the electorate to give it a try.

"Smartphones have become de facto wallets and we're using world leading technology so that drivers can use digital licences in everyday scenarios," Mr Bromhead 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.

The NSW government is working with other sectors to have them come on board and accept the digital driver licence.

"This includes nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, supermarkets, convenience stores and tobacco retailers. Watch this space," Mr Bromhead said.

Drivers are still encouraged to carry their plastic licence in the initial stages.

For more information about how to recognise and accept the licence, visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/digital-driver-licence.

To get a digital licence, motorists will need to create a MyServiceNSW Account at www.service.nsw.gov.au and download the Service NSW mobile app on their smartphone. The DDL will always be opt-in only.