The Victorian Authorities has introduced it plans to supply its drivers the choice of a digital licence by 2024.
A trial, initially for Ballarat residents, will start in July. The Authorities intends to get suggestions from police, motorists, licenced venues, and different companies earlier than increasing state-wide.
The app shall be accessible through the Service Victoria or soon-to-be-launched VicRoads App. It is going to permit customers to see updates to their licence in actual time together with change of handle or the standing of their licence.
If a driver has their licence revoked or suspended, it might nonetheless be used as a proof of identification or age.
A QR code safety system will permit police, companies and different authorities to confirm the licence and stop fraudulent behaviour.
It’s price noting that learner and provisional drivers will nonetheless be required to hold their bodily licence always. Totally licenced drivers can have the selection to nonetheless use their bodily licence if they like.
Residents of Ballarat can register to participate within the pilot program in June through the VicRoads or Service Victoria web site earlier than the path begins. Customers who register shall be given staggered entry as soon as the trial begins.
“A digital driver licence will make it simpler and extra handy for Victorian motorists and it’ll assist companies and authorities to confirm identification with minimal time and fuss,” mentioned Melissa Horne, Minister for Roads and Highway Security.
“We all know Victorians are calling out for extra playing cards to be added to the Service Victoria pockets and that’s the reason we’re thrilled that the digital driver licence will quickly be added,” mentioned Danny Pearson, Minister for Authorities Companies.
Presently New South Wales and South Australia supply digital licences for his or her drivers.
The Queensland Authorities has introduced it too will be a part of NSW and SA. The Authorities started testing its digital licences in Townsville in April 2023.