The Digital Driver Licence is the electronic version of the NSW Driver Licence available on mobile devices via the Service NSW app.
Anti-fraud features will make DDL more secure than a physical licence, allowing it to be used as proof of age when entering pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks.
Plastic licences will continue to be issued and customers that want to use DDL will be required to opt-in.
Trial of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL)
More than 140,000 NSW drivers across Sydney’s Eastern Beaches region are eligible to participate in a metro trial of the digital driver licence (DDL).
The Digital Driver Licence trial is an opportunity for participants to be the first to have the NSW Driver Licence on their smartphone and provide valuable input into its functionality prior to the statewide roll-out in 2019.
The Sydney Eastern Beaches trial for the Digital Driver Licence is available to licence holders living in the postcodes 2022, 2024, 2026, 2031 and 2034.
If you live within the trial postcodes, you can access and use the Digital Driver Licence starting November 2018. If you are not within the trial postcodes, you can access the licence in 2019.
Licence holders are legally required to carry their card during the trial. To register for the trial drivers need to create a MyServiceNSW Account at www.service.nsw.gov.au.
Extension of the Dubbo trial
From the end of November 2018, the Dubbo trial will be extended and the Digital Driver Licence will be available to all licence holders in the postcodes 2818, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2830, 2868.
State wide rollout
The NSW Government will introduce the Digital Driver Licence (DDL) state wide in mid-2019.
For more information visit the Service NSW internet site: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/digital-driver-licence