Statewide digital licence launch for Victoria

From next month, over 4.5 million Victorians who are fully licenced drivers, motorcyclists or heavy vehicle operators will be eligible to download digital driver’s licences as part of the state-wide launch.

This means Victorians will soon have the option of carrying their licence on their phone.

Throughout April, consultation will ramp up with organisations that rely on photo identification including bars, restaurants, retailers, Victoria Police, and Australia Post to ensure they’re prepared for the rollout.

The state-wide launch follows a successful trial in Ballarat last year, where more than 15,000 Victorians accessed their digital licences via the myVicRoads and Service Victoria apps.

According to the Victorian government, digital licences have undergone rigorous privacy and security testing, with features that include a dynamic hologram and a timed QR code that businesses and authorities can scan to verify authenticity and prevent fraudulent use.

The licences can also be updated in real-time if there are changes to licence conditions or personal information like home addresses.

Victorians who have downloaded either the VicRoads or Services Victoria app will automatically receive their digital licence through their app once it has been processed in May and will be alerted either by push notification or email.

Learners and probationary licence holders will be able to access their digital licence by 2025.

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