Renewing your licence—in person
Learner licence holders update
Due to COVID-19 and the temporary suspension of practical driving tests, learner drivers who are required to renew their learner licence can do so at no cost while practical driving tests are suspended and for 3 months after.
To renew your licence in person, you can visit a transport and motoring customer service centre.
If you are renewing your provisional or open licence, check your driver licence renewal notice to see if you can do this online.
If you live in a remote area, you may be able to renew your licence by mail.
What to bring with you
You will need to:
- bring your licence or other evidence of identity documents if your licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed
- show an official evidence of change of name document if your name has changed since your last licence was issued
- declare that you are medically fit to drive the class of vehicle (you may need to provide a medical certificate that states that you are medically fit to drive)
- pay the licence fee—the fee will depend on how long you want to renew your licence for.
You no longer have to complete a driver licence application form when visiting a Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre.
You will still need to complete a driver licence application form (F3000) at police stations and most QGAP offices.
You may need to have your photo taken when you renew your licence.
A new licence will be sent to you by standard mail when you have successfully completed your licence renewal. If you have signed up for e-reminders we will email you when your licence is posted and will send you a reminder when it's due to be renewed next time.
Renewing an expired licence
You must not drive if your licence has expired.
You can renew your licence within 5 years of its expiry date. If your licence expired more than 2 years ago, you won’t be able to use your driver licence as proof of identity. You will need to bring 3 evidence of identity documents.
If your licence expired 5 or more years ago, you cannot renew your licence. You will need to apply for a learner licence. However, you are able to apply for a class of licence you previously held as a returning driver.