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Renewing your licence—online

We will send you a licence renewal notice about 6 weeks before your licence expires. If you have signed up for e-notices you will receive your renewal notice by email instead of postal mail.

Renew your licence online

Reasons you may not be able to renew online

You will not be able to renew your licence online if:

  • you no longer live in Queensland
  • your licence that is currently suspended or cancelled or you are currently disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence in Australia or another country
  • you have an expired digital photo (photos are valid for 10 years)
  • you hold a laminated licence—you will have to renew your Queensland driver licence in person
  • you need glasses or contact lenses to drive and your licence does not already have an ‘S’ condition
  • you need a medical certificate to drive and do not have a current certificate lodged with us
  • you need to change any details on your licence, such as your name or you need a condition to be removed or added to your licence
  • your licence has expired by more than 28 days—you must not drive with an expired driver licence
  • you hold a learner licence
  • you choose a licence term that is longer than the maximum term shown on your licence renewal notice

Find out other ways to renew your licence if you are unable to use this online service.

How to renew your licence online

To renew your licence online, you will need:

  • your driver licence number
  • to confirm your identity
  • your credit card details for the licence renewal fee—the fee varies depending on how long you want to renew your licence. A credit card surcharge applies to all credit card payments. The credit card surcharge applies to all products paid using our online services and is unavoidable online.

A new licence will be sent to you when you have successfully completed your licence renewal online. If you have signed up for e-reminders we will email you when your licence is posted.

You should receive your licence within 10 working days. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80 if you have not received it.

Availability of our online services

Occasionally our online services are unavailable due to maintenance work or unplanned outages.

Check that the online service is available for when you want to renew your licence. Don’t leave it too late to renew your licence as you must not drive if your licence has expired.

Can't renew online?

Find out other ways to renew your licence if you are unable to use this online service.

Last updated
11 April 2017
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