Licence and traffic history
You can apply for reports that show information about your Queensland licence or traffic history.
Your licence history includes information about your licence and any other identification cards that the Department of Transport and Main Roads has issued to you.
You can also use a licence history report to prove that you've never held a Queensland licence (for example, if you are applying for a Canadian visa).
Your traffic history includes information about any traffic offences you’ve committed and any penalties you've received (such as fines, demerit points, licence suspensions, cancellations or disqualifications).
Other people may be able to apply to access your licence and traffic history—in some cases, we need your consent to release it.
Licence history information
A licence history is a written report of information we have about any identification cards that we've issued to you and personal information that we have recorded.
You can also use a licence history to prove that you have never held a Queensland driver licence (for example, this may be required if you are applying for a Canadian visa).
The information in this report includes:
- your name, gender, date of birth and residential address as recorded with us
- your customer reference number (licence number)
- type and class of licence
- the date you got your licence and the date it expires.
A licence history will include information about any of the following items that we've issued to you:
- driver licence
- industry authority
- marine licence indicator
- photo identification card or adult proof of age card.
You can't apply for a licence history report online, but you can message us or call 13 23 80 to get some information about your licence.
You can apply for a licence history report:
Traffic history information
A traffic history report will include your:
- full name, gender, date of birth, and residential address
- customer reference number (licence number).
If you’ve committed offences, the traffic history will contain:
- offence details—including offence date, description, demerit points, result date, results and the fine amount
- information about licence sanction notices issued
- periods of licence suspension, cancellation and/or disqualification.
Unless you request a different period, a traffic history report will show details for the last 5 years.
Items listed on the report will relate to:
How to apply
You can apply for your traffic history online.
You can't apply for your licence history online.
Apply in person
To apply for your licence or traffic history in person you will need to:
If your application is approved, we will give you the report over the counter.
Apply by email or mail
Note: the option to apply by email or mail is only available to applicants who are interstate or overseas.
Please allow up to 10 business days for your application to be processed after we've received it.
To apply for your licence or traffic history by email or mail you will need to:
If your application is approved, we will send the report to your nominated email address. You can also nominate another email address if you need the report to be sent directly to another organisation or request a copy to be mailed to you.
- Email your application form and certified evidence of identity documents to email@example.com.
- If your application is approved, we will email you an invoice—you can use the payment reference number to pay online with a credit or debit card
- After you have paid, reply to our email with a copy of your receipt attached.
Send your application, certified evidence of identity documents and payment to:
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Service Support
GPO Box 2451
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Releasing your licence or traffic history to someone else
Another person or organisation (such as an employer) may apply in person or by mail to access your information.
The person requesting your licence or traffic history must provide certified copies of their own evidence of identity documents. If the person is acting as a representative of an organisation, they must provide confirmation on the organisation's letterhead that they are authorised to act on its behalf. They must also complete the release of information form (F2121) and pay the required fee.
In most cases once we receive an application from another person for your licence or traffic history, we will contact you during business hours to confirm that you consent to the release of your information. If we can't contact you during business hours or you don't consent, the application will be refused.
When your history can be released without your consent
In some cases, your licence or traffic history can be released without your consent to:
- a person who has been appointed as your attorney under your Power of Attorney (a power of attorney is the legal power to make decisions on someone else's behalf)
- a police officer applying for a release of traffic history or licence information if they are performing a function associated with their role as a police officer
- a court, by court subpoena, requiring the release of traffic history or licence information
- an interstate or federal authority which grants or issues driver licences under state or Commonwealth law applying for the release of traffic history or licence information
- a person representing an authorised government agency applying for a release of traffic history or licence information—the person applying must show the legislation that entitles the person to your information
- an overseas authority which issues driver licences applying for a release of traffic history or driver information for the purpose of issuing an overseas driver licence.
Certified copies of evidence of identity documents
Your copies of evidence of identity documents must be certified by an approved witness.
When the witness certifies the document, they must include the statement 'I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original'.
The witness must sign and print their full name, position title/designation and contact details (including office stamp).
An approved witness (or local equivalent) may be a:
- Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations
- Notary Public or a person authorised by law to witness and sign declarations
- police officer
- lawyer or judge
- consular or ambassadorial officer.
Note: You may have to pay a fee to have the documents witnessed. All witnessed documents must be in English or have an English translation.