Victoria to roll out digital driver licences from May

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The Victorian Government is set to commence the rollout of its digital driver licence services next month via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps, after a successful pilot in Ballarat in 2023.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne and Minister for Government Services Gabrielle Williams have conducted several consultations with key stakeholders and organisations to ensure they are prepared to accept the digital form of identification, including bars, restaurants, retailers, Victoria Police and Australia Post.

Over 4.5 million Victorians who are fully licenced drivers, motorcyclists or heavy vehicle operators will be the first to be able to download their digital driver’s licence in May, as the state looks to roll-out the capability in phases.

“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,” Horne said.

The system has been tested for privacy and security and introduced features to combat fraudulent use, such as a dynamic hologram and a timed QR code that businesses and authorities can scan to verify authenticity, with real-time updates also available.

“Victorians have been asking us for a digital driver licence – and from next month 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,” Williams said.

The Ballarat trial saw 15,000 Victorians access their digital licences through the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.