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Digital Licence App

Why do I need a Digital Licence?

The way we use a driver licence has changed from when they were first introduced in 1910. Not only is it an official document which allows you to drive, it is now widely accepted as a form of identification at places such as your bank, pubs and clubs, pharmacies and car rental agencies.

The Digital Licence will provide a better and safer way for Queenslanders to validate their identity digitally.

What does a Digital Licence do?

The Queensland Government is trialling a Digital Licence. It is a handy app that allows Queenslanders to securely and easily store their driver licences, photo identification cards and recreational marine licences digitally on their mobile devices.

The Digital Licence provides a range of benefits:

Security

We take security seriously and we will include extra security features to ensure your data is protected against cybercrimes and theft. For example, if you lose your phone anyone finding it will have to bypass your device security (if enabled) then the security features protecting the digital licence.

Privacy

You will be able to determine what information you share with others. For example, if you need to prove your age, the licence will allow the person checking to see your photo and confirm your age, but not see your name or where you live. You control what information you share depending on the circumstances.

Convenience

You will be able to access and update your contact details and receive notifications when your licence renewal is due. Even without phone service, your credentials will still be available.

Real time information

Any changes to your licence will be immediately updated in the app (when connected to the internet).

Digital Licence trial

The very first Queensland Digital Licence will be trialled in the Fraser Coast region late-2019.

The trial will include:

  • learner licences
  • photo identification cards
  • recreational marine licences.

We'll be working closely with the local community to roll out the trial, capture feedback and refine the product to make sure it best suits the needs of Queenslanders.

Want to know more or get involved?

To register your interest to participate in the pilot and receive email updates, enter your details in the form and click the submit button:

Digital Licence safety

The Digital Licence will be encrypted and your information will be stored safely. You will be able to choose who you share your information with – when, where and how you need to. It will also enable businesses to validate a licence digitally, so that people can have confidence that the Digital Licence presented is genuine.

If you lose your phone, you will be able to cancel access to your digital licence app by using another device, and restore it onto a new device.

Choosing to use a Digital Licence

Choosing to use the Digital Licence is entirely up to you. It will not be compulsory to use the Queensland Digital Licence app during the trial phase. You have the choice to opt in and your existing identity cards and licences will still be available to use.

Contact us

Want to know more? Email us at digitallicence@tmr.qld.gov.au

This initiative aligns to the Advancing Queensland priority to be a responsive government.