If you've been told by your medical practitioner that you need a restricted journey licence, your driver licence will need to be updated. You can do this at a Service NSW Centre.

A restricted journey licence means you can only drive within a certain distance of the address listed on your driver licence. The distance will depend on your doctor's medical advice.

A practical driving assessment is not required to get a restricted journey licence. You'll just need to present the medical report at a service centre.

What you need

  • your current driver licence
  • a medical report from your doctor.

How to apply

Visit a service centre with the medical report and your current licence.

More information

  • If your address changes, you'll need to update your driver licence. You might also need to get a new medical report from your doctor, as a different travel radius may apply. 
  • If your doctor gives you a medical report that changes or removes your licence's distance restriction, you'll need to take that report to a service centre to update your driver licence. 
  • When you apply for, or renew, a licence card or NSW Photo Card at a service centre, it will be posted to you at no extra cost. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
  • For driver licence renewals or applications, a receipt is provided that allows you to drive until the card arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 30 days.
  • If you haven’t received your card through the mail within 10 working days, please call us on 13 77 88.
Last updated: 28 November 2023