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.
Queensland's first Digital Licence
Queenslanders, say hello to the Digital Licence App.
From the first time you slap your L plates on, it will be with you, celebrating all the important moments. Like your first car. Or your first "just a scratch." Yeah, that one's not getting buffed out.
Cheers to weekends catching up with mates. And no more, "Ahh, I forgot my ID." Moving on up? Moving on out? Nothing can stop you. Your licence is right there, whenever you need it. And when you need to get away for a bit, we're still right here to make life easy.
Because all Queenslanders should have freedom to move through life, never missing a beat.
We created the Digital Licence App for Queenslanders of all ages to be able to access their info securely and privately, when it matters most. Whether it's registration, identification, or recreation - keep life moving, with the Digital Licence App.
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.
In the future, it is envisaged that additional Department of Transport of Main Roads credentials will be added.
The Digital Licence provides a range of benefits:
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.
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.
To ensure that the Digital Licence App meets stringent privacy standards, we undertook a Privacy Impact Assessment. All recommendations in the assessment will be implemented.
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.
Any changes to your licence will be updated in the app (when connected to the internet).
Digital Licence trial
The very first Queensland Digital Licences were trialled in the Fraser Coast region in early 2020. An evaluation of the trial is now being conducted.
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. You have the choice to opt-in and your existing physical licences can still be used.
For more information contact us on 1800 317 389 (Transport and Main Roads Service call centre times operate between 8am and 5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This initiative aligns to the Advancing Queensland priority to be a responsive government.