Driver licence support
Getting a driver licence is an important step in accessing education, employment and health services, as well as connecting to family, community, land, and water.
There are a number of programs and services available to help you get and keep your driver licence.
Need help getting your licence? Follow this step-by-step guide to go from learner to full licence.
Access culturally appropriate support to help you get your driver licence. The program is free for eligible participants.
Get a free driving lesson with an accredited professional driving instructor.
Access customised programs and workshops to learn safe driving skills and get your licence.
Ace Community Colleges offers courses, online tools and free driving lessons.
Access driver courses and training to accrue the hours, experience and knowledge needed to get your licence.
The Salvation Army offers eligible young people mentoring and training, including professional driving lessons, to help get a driver licence.
Weave Youth & Community Services provides help with studying and driving, as well as access to professional driving instructors.
Proof of identity support
To get a driver licence, you will need to prove your identity. There is a range of support to help you confirm your identity and get a birth certificate or proof of Aboriginality.
You may be asked if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by government agencies. We do this so we can provide you with culturally appropriate, tailored support wherever possible and preferred. It is your choice to advise us if you identify. Choosing to identify helps us continue to improve our services for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Find out what you need to prove your identity to get a driver licence.
Registering your baby's birth is free and will get your new bub off to the right start to get their driver licence in the future.
A birth certificate is needed as proof of identity to get a driver licence. You can apply for a birth certificate online, by post, or in person at a service centre.
Link-Up (NSW) offers identification support through a number of programs.
You may be asked to provide proof or confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage when applying for certain services.
If you have insufficient identity documents available, you can download and complete a confirmation of identity form.
Fines, offences and suspensions
If you received a fine or offence against your licence, or your licence is suspended, these resources may be helpful:
- Request a driving record for a history of offences against your licence
A driving record is a history of offences recorded against your licence, and you're able to buy a copy of your own record if you need it.
- Apply for a driver licence with an interlock condition
If you're participating in the Alcohol Interlock Program, you'll need to visit a service centre and be issued a NSW car, rider, or heavy vehicle licence (whichever is applicable) with an interlock condition.
- Losing your licence (suspension)
If your licence has been suspensed, you can appeal the suspension. Find out when you can drive again, what to do with your vehicle and other considerations.
- Experiencing financial hardship and cannot pay your fine
You can contact Revenue NSW's Specialist First Nations team to discuss options to pay your fine. This may include doing voluntary work, taking a course or receiving treatment in exchange for paying your fine.
More information and resources
Key contacts, programs and services
Service NSW is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to have a safe and rewarding experience when transacting with government.
We've put together a guide to help you access contacts, programs and services relevant to you.
Cost of living support
The NSW Government is helping ease the cost of living with more than 70 rebates and savings. You can:
- use the Savings Finder online tool to get a personalised list of savings
- make a free, one-hour phone appointment to get help applying for savings, or
- browse a list of rebates and savings.