Digital licence roll-out
LEGISLATION will be introduced to Parliament in the next fortnight to enable a statewide roll-out of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL).
The roll-out of the technology will be subject to an implementation plan and once finalised will be made available through the Service NSW smartphone app.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the DDL would be the first of its kind in Australia.
“Smartphones have become de facto wallets and we’re using cutting edge technology so that drivers can use a digital licence in everyday scenarios,” he said.
The proposed changes mean a driver could use their DDL, accessible on a mobile phone, for proof of identity and proof of age to gain entry into pubs and clubs as well for roadside police checks.
Drivers who opt in will still be provided with a physical card, but not required to carry it with them.
Since November 2017, more than 1400 people in Dubbo have participated in a trial of the technology, with an 83 per cent customer satisfaction rating.