Driver licence

Think of your licence as a 'contract', or an agreement between you as a driver and the rest of society. Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Police administer this contract on behalf of the people of NSW.

Latest news

New digital learner log book apps

Learners can now use one of three new apps to record, display and submit log book hours.

Driver licence disqualification reforms

Penalties for driver licence disqualification are changing in late 2017, to reduce unauthorised driving.

Changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme from 20 November 2017

Changes are coming for L, P1 and P2 drivers - find out how this will affect you.

In this section...

Licence classes

Getting your licence

Licence tests

Learner licence

Provisional P1 licence

Provisional P2

Full licence

Renew or replace

Warning: Roads and Maritime Services is the only licensing authority in NSW

A number of organisations claim that they can provide motor vehicle registrations and driver licences, including so-called '100-year driver licences' and 'perpetual vehicle registrations'.

Under NSW legislation, Roads and Maritime Services is the only vehicle registration and driver licensing authority in NSW.

Customers are reminded that:

  • You cannot legally register your vehicle in NSW with organisations other than Roads and Maritime
    Registering your vehicle with any unauthorised organisation claiming to provide vehicle registrations will mean your vehicle is not legally registered or insured for compulsory third party in NSW. This is regardless of whether the vehicle has undergone a roadworthiness inspection and/or purchased compulsory third party insurance
  • You can only get a NSW driver licence from Roads and Maritime
    Anyone getting a licence card from any unauthorised organisation will be unlicensed to drive a motor vehicle in NSW
  • Your number plates may be confiscated
    If the NSW Police stop a vehicle bearing number plates supplied by an unauthorised organisation, the driver of the vehicle may be infringed for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. The number plates may also be confiscated
  • You may be personally liable if you have an accident
    In the case of an accident where the driver of a vehicle bearing number plates from an unauthorised organisation is responsible, they may be held personally liable for any damage or injury caused.

For enquires please contact Roads and Maritime on 13 22 13.

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