If you live in the ACT you can renew your driver licence up to 3 months in advance at an Access Canberra service centre.
Any ACT resident who wishes to renew their driver licence.
What you need
- your proof of identity
- your address and contact details to confirm ACT residency
- glasses or contact lenses (if applicable), as you may be required to have an eye test
- a Driver Licence Medical form completed by a medical practitioner (if applicable).
How to renew
- Make sure you have the required documentation and your glasses/contact lenses (if applicable).
- Visit an Access Canberra service centre and lodge the information in person.
- You'll be required to complete a licence renewal form at an Access Canberra service centre.
- Full and heavy vehicle licences are issued to the licensee's next birthday where their age is divisible by 5.
- Learner car licences are valid for up to 2 years and learner motorcycle licences for 1 year.
- If you have proof of overseas travel, a licence can be renewed up to 12 months in advance.
- A licence may be renewed at any time during the 5 year period after it expires.
- If the licence is not renewed within 5 years after its expiry date, you can apply for the issue of a new licence after completing a knowledge test.
- Some licensees, such as advanced age drivers (75 years and over) and drivers with certain medical conditions, will need a medical examination form completed by a medical practitioner.
- If you are interstate or overseas, you'll need to visit the Interstate or Overseas Renewal of Driver Licence page.
Last updated: 16 June 2021