All Victorian full licence holders can now download their digital driver’s licence, but those on learner and provisional licences will need to wait a little longer.

    After commencing a trial with Ballarat residents last July, the Victorian Government announced in April it would roll out digital licences to all 4.5 million eligible motorists in May. These are now available.

    As previously confirmed, L- and P-platers will need to wait until 2025 to get a digital licence, that is if they’re not eligible for their open licence sooner.

    You can view more information on the Service Victoria website.

    Motorists in New South Wales have been able to access their licence digitally since mid-2021, while Queensland began offering them statewide in November 2023.

    If you’re an eligible Victorian resident, you’ll automatically receive the licence through the VicRoads or Services Victoria app once it has been processed and be notified via a push notification or email.

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

    The Victorian Government also says it has undertaken rigorous privacy and security testing, with the digital licences featuring a dynamic hologram – like the physical ones – plus a timed QR code businesses and authorities can scan to verify authenticity and prevent fraudulent use.

    Before commencing the Ballarat trial last year, the Victorian Government said it planned to roll out digital licences statewide by 2024.

    It intended to use the trial to gather feedback from motorists, police, licensed venues and other businesses. More than 15,000 Victorians participated.

    The trial wasn’t without its errors, with VicRoads having to issue an apology in June after sending 57,000 customers emails with incorrect surnames.

    It said no other customer data had been released.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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