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Licence history

You can apply for details of your Queensland driver licence information. You may also apply for information from another person’s record but you must have the written consent of that person.

Licence history report

A driver licence history will show the:

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

Note:  If you need written confirmation that you have never held a Queensland driver licence, you will need to apply for a licence history.

How to apply

To apply for a licence history in person, you can visit a transport and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP office or a police station.

You can lodge a request for your own information by mail if you are interstate, overseas or in a remote area.

Over the counter

To apply over the counter you will need to:

If your application is approved, the report will be given to you over the counter.

By mail

To apply by mail you must:

  • complete a release of information application (F2121)
  • organise certified copies of your evidence of identity documents documents—they must be certified (with the words ‘I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original’) in English by a
    • Justice of the Peace
    • Commissioner for Declarations
    • doctor
    • police officer
    • solicitor, barrister or judge
    • consular or ambassadorial office
    • notary public
  • include a cheque or money order, for the required fee, payable to the ‘Department of Transport and Main Roads’
  • mail your completed form, certified copies of your evidence of identity documents, and cheque or money order to:

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

If your application is approved, your report will be sent to you in the mail.

Who can apply for your details without consent

If you are applying for another person’s information on their behalf, they will be contacted by the department to confirm their consent. If they cannot be contacted during business hours, the application will be refused.

We do not require your consent if the application for release of information is requested by:

  • a person who has been appointed as your Power of Attorney
  • a police officer who needs your information to perform a function associated with their job
  • a court—by court subpoena
  • an interstate or federal authority which grants or issues driver licences
  • a person representing an authorised government agency—must show the legislation that entitling the release of information.

Certifying documents

Find a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (Cdec) in Queensland who can witness copies of your evidence of identity documents.

Last updated
30 June 2014
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