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Traffic and licence history

You can apply for information that relates to your Queensland licence or traffic history. Other people may also be able to apply to access your information—find out when your consent is required and when it is not required.

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Licence history information

You can apply for information for the following types of identification:

  • driver licence
  • industry authority
  • marine licence indicator
  • adult proof of age or photo identification card.

Information that can be released includes:

  • your name, gender, date of birth and address
  • licence number
  • type and class of licence
  • date you got your licence
  • date your licence expires.

You can also apply for a licence history report if you need to prove that you have never held a Queensland driver licence.

Traffic history information

Apply for your traffic history

You can apply for a traffic history report for details of:

The printed traffic history will include the:

  • person’s full name, gender, date of birth, and residential address
  • customer reference number (licence number).

If the driver has committed offences, the following information will be included:

  • offence details—including offence date, description, demerit points, result date, results and monetary penalty
  • 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.

View a sample traffic history report.

How to access your personal information

All payments made with a credit or debit card will incur a card surcharge.

Online

You can access some of your licence and traffic history information online:

By phone

You can ring 13 23 80 to receive some information about your licence or traffic history verbally.  We will ask you a series of questions to confirm your identity before providing any information.

In person

To apply for a written release of your licence or traffic history, you will need to:

If your application is approved, we will give you the report over the counter.

If you are interstate, overseas or in a remote area

If you are interstate, overseas or in a remote area of Queensland, you can apply for the written release of your information by email or mail.

By mail

To apply by mail you will need to:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Service Support
GPO Box 2451
Brisbane Queensland 4001

If your application is approved, your report will be sent to you by email—you will also be given the option to receive a copy by mail.

By email

Please note: the option to apply by email is only available to interstate and overseas applicants.

To apply by email you will need to:

When your application is approved, we will email you an invoice—you can use the payment reference numbers to pay online with a credit or debit card.

After you have paid, reply to our email with a copy of your receipt attached, and 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 to another organisation.

Authorising someone else to access your personal information

Another person or organisation (such as an employer) may apply in person or by mail to access your information. Once we receive the application, we will contact you during business hours to confirm that you consent to the release of your information. If we can't contact you or you don't consent, the application will be refused.

In person

For a person to apply for your personal information, they must:

If the person is acting as a representative of an organisation, they will also need to provide confirmation on the organisation's letterhead that they are authorised to act its behalf.

By mail

A person or organisation based outside of Queensland can apply for your personal information by mail. To do this, they must:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Customer Service Support
GPO Box 2451
Brisbane Queensland 4001

If the person is acting as a representative of an organisation, they will also need to provide confirmation on the organisation's letterhead that they are authorised to act its behalf.

Certified copies of evidence of identity documents

Your evidence of identity documents must be certified by an approved witness and contain the words 'I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original'. An approved witness (or local equivalent) may be:

  • doctor
  • police officer
  • consular or ambassadorial officer
  • solicitor, barrister or judge
  • Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations
  • Notary Public or a person authorised by law to witness and sign declarations

The witness must sign and print their full name, position title/designation and contact details (including office stamp).

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.

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, applying for 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 entitling the release of information
  • a foreign authority which issues driver licences applying for a release of traffic history or driver information for the purpose of issuing a foreign driver licence.