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NSW Digital Driver Licence Trial

A three month trial has started in Dubbo for a digital version of the traditional NSW driver licence.

The trial will test the digital driver licence in real life situations, so it can be used in a similar way to the existing plastic licence.

The large regional city of Dubbo was chosen for the trial due to its demographic spread, the NSW Police Force Western Region headquarters being located there, and because the city has a variety of pubs and clubs where the digital licence can be tested.

The trial will initially focus on two common uses for driver licences:

  • selected interactions with police, such as random alcohol and drug tests and traffic stops
  • providing evidence of identity and age at selected licensed venues.

For more information about the trial, visit the digital driver licence trial website.