The following appointments are now conducted over the phone:
Eyesight tests for online licence renewals
If you're a driver aged 45 years and over with class C, C/R, R, LR or LR/R, your eyesight test may be deferred automatically. This means you can renew your licence online.
- Transport for NSW will let you know if your eyesight test has been deferred.
- You’ll then need to complete a test at a Service NSW Centre (or an optometrist if you prefer), within 6 months.
- If you do not take the eyesight test within the required time your licence may be suspended.
Driver Knowledge Tests (DKTs)
We are recommencing our free interpreter service in Service Centres where we are able to safely adhere to social distancing. To book an interpreter test please check with your local centre or call us on 13 22 13.
Currently the DKT can be undertaken in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Korean, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Learner driver licences
If your learner driver licence expires during the COVID-19 driver testing postponement period, the fee for your first DKT will be waived. Any additional DKTs that may be required will be at your expense.
Interstate and overseas driver licence holders
Learner rider licencing
Customers may experience difficulties in booking a riding test as some rider training courses and practical riding tests have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To assist customers, the following exemptions will be in place from 11 March 2020 to 11 September 2020.
You can visit a Service NSW Centre to renew your existing learner licence for a further 6 months at no cost, if:
- your learner rider licence was issued between 11 March 2019 and 11 September 2019
- you’ve been unable to book and complete the required Pre-Provisional training course (declared area) or the Practical Riding Test (undeclared area).
You may use your expired Certificate of Competency (CoC) to renew your existing learner licence, if you have:
- completed either Pre-Provisional or Pre-Learner rider training
- received your CoC between 11 December 2019 and 11 March 2020
- been unable to attend a Service NSW centre to renew or upgrade your licence.
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Licence application and renewal fee waivers
As part of the NSW government's stimulus package, waivers are being applied to many licence applications and renewals.
Fair Trading licences
- Apply for a tradesperson certificate
- Renew a tradesperson certificate
- Apply for a tattooist licence
- Renew a tattooist licence
- Apply for a tattoo parlour operator licence
- Renew a tattoo parlour operator licence
- Apply for a motor vehicle tradesperson certificate
- Renew a motor vehicle tradesperson certificate
- Apply for a motor vehicle repairer licence
- Renew a motor vehicle repairer licence
- Apply for a qualified supervisor certificate
- Renew a qualified supervisor certificate
- Apply for an individual contractor licence
- Renew an individual contractor licence
- Apply for a partnership contractor licence
- Renew a partnership contractor licence
- Apply for a company contractor licence
- Renew a company contractor licence
- Apply for a paintball venue permit
- Renew a paintball venue permit
- Apply for a small bar licence
- Apply for an on-premises licence (cafe or restaurant)
- Apply for a hotel liquor licence
- Apply for an on-premises licence
- Apply for a club liquor licence
- Pay an annual liquor licence fee
- Apply for a packaged liquor licence
- Apply for a high risk work licence
- Apply for an asbestos assessor licence
- Apply for, or renew a demolition licence
Number plates that are currently reserved (on hold) or awaiting pick-up at a service centre, will be automatically held for an additional 3 months.
Plates will not be destroyed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Apply for a number plate
- Order special number plates (SNPs) as a gift
- Renew the reservation (hold) period on number plates
- Reserve your number plates
- Replace number plates like-for-like
- Order restyled number plates with original content
- Collect remake or restyle number plates
- Order personalised or custom number plates
Working With Children Checks (WWCCs)
The Children’s Guardian has extended all WWCC clearances that were due to expire between 26 March 2020 and 26 September 2020 for a further 6 months.
The 6-month period applies from the date of your current expiry date. Further extensions may be applied if they're needed.