26 September 2023

Digital driver licence attracts 2 million takers

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NSW Digital Drivers licences have hit a significant milestone surpassing two million downloads since being introduced late last year.

Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello said the Digital Driver Licence (DDL) was safe, secure and could be used as proof of age and ID at a range of venues and police roadside checks.

“Two million people (36 per cent of all driver licence holders) can’t be wrong,” Mr Dominello said.

“Drivers simply love the technology, with 95 per cent giving it the thumbs up,” he said.

“Most State borders have re-opened and many people will be travelling and visiting venues during the festive season, so do yourself a favour and download the DDL.”

Mr Dominello said that in September, NSW Parliament passed legislation expanding the use of the Digital Driver Licence and gave it the same legal status as a plastic driver licence card.

The Minister said the DDL was accepted by Police in every Australian State and Territory.

He encouraged people to download a DDL in advance of the State’s Dine and Discover program going live.

“To download a DDL you need to create a MyServiceNSW Account, which is also a requirement for Dine and Discover,” Mr Dominello said.

“So the sooner you create an account, the sooner you can reap the rewards,” he said.

Mr Dominello said the DDL was hosted securely on the Service NSW app, locked with a PIN and could be accessed offline.

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