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

  1. Make sure you have the required documentation and your glasses/contact lenses (if applicable).
  2. Visit an Access Canberra service centre and lodge the information in person.

More information

  • 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