New South Wales

Sign ups open for NSW first digital driver licence

Digital driver licences will soon be accepted in Dubbo as part of the NSW Government’s trial of the new technology in the local region.

Service NSW Dubbo Manager Paul Sutton encouraged residents to register and take part in the trial.

“Dubbo residents have a once in a lifetime opportunity to shape the way that licences are viewed, accessed and accepted across the State,” Mr Sutton said.

“The findings that come out of the trial will be incorporated into the new digital driver licence when it launches into the Service NSW app in 2018.”

More than 450 customers have signed up to take part in the trial since registrations opened.

All those who successfully register and takes part in the trial are eligible to win one of ten $1000 cash prizes.

Mr Sutton said that as part of the trial customers would be able to use and present their digital driver licence at nine licensed venues in Dubbo from 13 November 2017.

“We really want to test the digital driver licence in as many real life situations as possible, to do this we have worked with hotels in the area to train them on scanning and accepting the digital driver licence,” he said.

“There is also a trial event planned with NSW Police where Police will be conducting simulated in-vehicle licence checks to test the app functionality, visibility and ease of use for customers.

“As more of us start to use our mobile phones and smart-devices to make payments or transact, having your licences and permits available digitally in Service NSWs digital wallet will be more convenient and makes a whole lot of sense.”

For more information on digital driver licences or for assistance signing up visit Paul and the team at Dubbo Service Centre on Macquarie Street.

Source: Service NSW

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