Digital Driver licence debuts in Dubbo
Regional motorists can now test-drive their digital driver licence, with the NSW Government launching the trial in Dubbo today.
Dubbo residents who participate in the trial, will be able to use their digital driver licence, accessible on a mobile phone, for proof of identity and proof of age to gain entry into pubs and clubs as well for roadside Police checks.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello joined Minister for Police and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant in Dubbo to announce the milestone.
“This trial is the first of its kind in Australia and we’ve employed cutting edge technology that will allow Dubbo motorists to use their digital driver licence in everyday scenarios with Police and selected licensed establishments,” Mr Dominello said.
“Smart phones have effectively become de facto wallets and mobile offices. The trial is highly secure and will make life easier for motorists,” Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said.
“The people of Dubbo have already thrown their support behind this initiative, with more than 1000 people signing up to participate in a short period of time. Residents still have time to register and the findings of the trial will help inform the state-wide rollout of the digital licence by the second half of 2018,” Mr Grant said.
Participants still need to carry their physical licence with them during the trial.
Once motorists have installed the trial app, registered a MyServiceNSW account and added their NSW driver licence details, they can use their digital driver licence.